NamePros : PayPal refunded payment linked to fraudulent domain sales

Quite unsurprisingly, PayPal refunded payments for domains that were fraudulently sold, but not those sent as a “gift.” A massive new fraud incident that was squashed at NamePros, unveiled some interesting facts: About 80% of all fraud that has taken place on NamePros over the past couple years, which is still a relatively small number, […]

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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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Live on Facebook : Hilarious attempt to defraud domainer via Western Union!

It doesn’t get better than this: a live attempt on Facebook to defraud a domain owner, captured step by step. The scammer, using a bogus name, tried to get the domain Perniciousness.com from its owner. After contacting him on Facebook, he claimed that he sent $10,000 dollars via Western Union, and asked for the domain’s […]

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ICANN validation : Scammer impersonates ICANN in email

What appears to be an email from the Internet’s governing body, ICANN, is a scamming attempt at “pinging” millions of email addresses. The email originates from icannvalidation@icannvalidation.org and is titled “Test.” The body of the message contains the following: Please do not respond to this email. This email is part of a survey by the […]

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Miracle? An 89 year old widow is Internet savvy!

Somehow one does not expect octogenarians to be Internet savvy. My almost 80 year old mom never got to set up the VCR past its blinking clock state, and it’s now obsolete. You can forget about her using email. But look at this remarkable story of Mrs Mary Shauna, still active on the Internet at […]

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Wong Hui just made me filthy rich!

Time for another editorial. Just received an interesting business proposal from Mr. Wong Hui, and all I can say is that I plan to retire a rich man. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested and get back to me if […]

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Selling hot air: Unscrupulous Domainer attempts to flip domain prior to making payment

When one buys a house or a car, that means putting down a deposit or making full payment before being able to resell it. In the world of domaining, it seems that some people have no scruples and attempt to circumvent this basic rule of commerce: unless you own it, you can’t sell it. The […]

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Big Joe Bubba denotes his love for Halvarez from the San Quentin federal prison

After news about Nelson “Halvarez” Brady broke all over the domain blogosphere, we took the liberty to interview a potential future cellmate of Halvarez – Big Joe Bubba. Big Joe Bubba is currently incarcerated in the San Quentin federal prison, after he was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter, multiple sodomy, arson and grand theft […]

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