Beware this domain name phishing scam

By Wael Abdelgawad |

There’s a new and widespread phishing scam going around, and it targets domain name owners. You get an email that appears to be from your registrar. I know for certain that Moniker and domains are being targeted, and most likely others as well.

The domain name will “alert” you that your domain is being suspended for unspecified violations. There is a link to click on to learn precisely what violations you committed. DO NOT click on the link. It will install malware on your computer.

Here is an example of the emails being sent:


Date: October 26, 2015 at 6:56:28 PM CDT
Subject: Domain [redacted] Suspension Notice

Dear Sir/Madam,

The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the 007NAMES INC.
Abuse Policy:

Domain Name: [redacted]
Registrar: 007NAMES INC.
Registrant Name: Your Name

Multiple warnings were sent by 007NAMES INC. Spam and Abuse Department to give you
an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.

We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to
contact you via telephone.

We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our
attempts to contact you.

One Comment to “Beware this Malware / Phishing Scam Targeting Domainers”

  1. Domain Dome | August 14th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    No matter what when I see such emails, I carefully look at the email address. I don’t respond to them. The latest email now is, they tell you to click on a link to enable your domain to be listed in search engine, if not it will be delisted.

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