DomainTools on Cyber Monday scams : Consumer awareness and phishing emails

We’ve been getting a bunch of emails lately, that pretend to originate from major online retailers, such as Amazon, Target, Kohl’s and even Wal-Mart. These are, in fact, phishing emails that pretend to offer discounts, gift cards, and other benefits; some in reference to the oncoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Consumers should be […]

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GoDaddy warns of ongoing phishing campaign targeting premium domains

GoDaddy has issued a warning regarding an ongoing phishing campaign. The cyberattack is targeting premium domain names, according to Joe Styler, Aftermarket Product Manager at GoDaddy. The warning is as follows: “We were made aware this morning by a few customers that they are getting emails claiming to be from GoDaddy that are saying that […]

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Warning: New GoDaddy phishing portal most convincing so far

Warning: The web site godaddy-support.com is being used by cybercriminals in Hong Kong, China, to steal GoDaddy account passwords. Registered with Namesilo on 10/16/2015, godaddy-support.com is currently hosted on the IP address 103.226.125.17. According to IPNIC, the hosting server belongs to Hong Kong Runidc Technology Co Limited, a provider in China. This is the most […]

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C73.com : Another stolen domain moved to Chinese registrar Ename

The domain name C73.com was stolen from its legitimate owner, who reached out to us. Just like many other victims of domain theft, Nazih witnessed his 16 year old domain asset getting stolen from GoDaddy and was moved to the Chinese domain registrar Ename. The latter, is particularly popular with domain thieves in China, according […]

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Two new Domains attempt to phish PayPal accounts

Two newly registered domain names are making the rounds in emails, attempting to lure victims into a typical PayPal fraud scheme. The domains are wsswwsss.net and wwsawwssww.net, registered two days ago at the French domain registrar, Netissime.com. Phishing emails pose as legitimate requests from popular financial portals, such as PayPal, and gather the login credentials […]

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Breakthrough in stolen domain case revealed

The owner of a domain name that has been stolen relayed us the good news: the domain’s fate has been sealed, pending the Registrar’s compliance with a court decision. Although at this point the domain is still showing the contact info of the domain thief, it has been ‘frozen‘ at the Registry. Considering the time […]

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Don’t click that link: GoDaddy warns customers of domain hijacking via phishing emails

GoDaddy is the biggest domain registrar in the world, with millions of domains under management. Statistically, it is the number one target of domain thieves, domain hijackers and other vagabonds. Simply put, there are more attempts to steal domains from GoDaddy accounts, than all other domain registrars combined. Beginning in January 2014, ICANN requires that […]

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GoDaddy authentication email interferes with domain auto-renewals

The recent requirement for email authentication of domain registrants, has created numerous problems; GoDaddy was hit by a phishing scheme at the same time. Apparently, the GoDaddy authentication also interferes with automatic renewals of domain names, as one power user has discovered. Alvin Brown, an established SEO and Internet Market Services consultant with Kickstart Commerce, […]

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The GoDaddy email confirmation mess: Do it in the Domain Manager!

Effective on January 1st, 2014, an ICANN-mandated procedure, whereupon a registrant’s email – or phone number – must be confirmed, is causing some major headaches at GoDaddy. Being the most popular registrar in the world, GoDaddy is very often the target of phishing attacks: Email schemes that attempt to steal your login credentials, posing as […]

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