Richard Dynas : Best example of why #Escrow .com is a must for #domain transactions

Domain investor, Richard Dynas, shared his recent experience of how he was scammed out of $2,000 dollars in an attempt to acquire the domain Technology.com, without using Escrow.com or a comparable service. A person calling herself “Barbara Untergasser” approached Dynas, offering to sell him the domain. Negotiations lasted about two weeks, during which, the scammer […]

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#Chinese domain spammer uses dot .Win #domains flooding mailboxes

A serial domain spammer from China continues to harass domain owners, by flooding mailboxes with fake “Final Reminder” notices. The phuckstick utilizes dot .Win domain names registered with the Now.CN domain registrar in China. Dot .Win is a new gTLD domain operated by Famous Four Media. We recently came across this dirty scammer from China […]

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“Final reminder” #domain spammer using Chinese registrar West.CN

If you’ve been getting a lot of domain-related spam with “Final Reminder” in the subject, you are not alone. Some phuckstick is using China’s domain registrar, CHENGDU WEST DIMENSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD to send thousands of unsolicited emails, with fake expiration notices. Here’s a sample email from this bastard: FINAL NOTICE – Your account […]

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#Domain investors need to watch for port-out scams

Port-out scams involve the malicious transfer of a phone number, away from its current telephone company to another. By using social engineering and other methods, cybercriminals gain access to mobile phone numbers, subsequently taking over the digital assets of the person it belongs to. Shocking as it may seem, many phone company representatives require very […]

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Alert : MCV.com is a #stolen #domain name, according to its owner

The aged, three letter domain MCV.com has been stolen, according to its owner, who registered it in 1997. Mr. Stanley Chen continuously renewed his premium three letter .com up to 2019, only to find it recently in the possession of another party. According to historic WHOIS data from DomainTools, the domain MCV.com changed hands in […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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HyphBot : Ad scam used 34,000 domains to reap $500,000 dollars daily

A sophisticated scam involving 34,000 domains reaped up to $500,000 dollars in advertiser’s traffic, a day! Bot traffic driven by cybercriminals created more than a million URLs, in an attempt to fool advertisers into buying ad traffic that supposedly originated from big publishers. This technique is called “domain spoofing,” and the bot traffic was then […]

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Homograph IDN domain phishing attack steals Ethereum tokens

A phishing attack targeting users of MyEtherWallet.com used an IDN “homograph” domain to facilitate an Ethereum theft. The IDN domain used a letter “t” that belongs to a different character set, which is visually identical to the Latin character, except for a distinguishing line or dot underneath it. Registered just a few days ago, the […]

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F45.com is a stolen domain that belongs to photographer Rolfe Horn

The domain F45.com is stolen, and it’s an asset that belongs to a famous photographer, Rolfe Horn. Strangely, it was recently involved in a UDRP case filed by an Australian fitness company, F45 Training Pty Ltd, that tried to acquire it from the current registrant, for $15,000 dollars. The only snag: the seller, Oleksandar Shapoval […]

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Domain crime : .XYZ and .Online registries pull the plug on offending domains

Earlier this week, we reported on a number of new gTLD domains that were being used to facilitate tech support scams. Operating from India, the scammers used a number of mostly .XYZ and .Online domains to target their victims. The .XYZ Registry intervened quickly, terminating those offending domains, and several more. Per their abuse department: […]

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Tech support malware : Scammers prefer .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains

Scammers posing as tech support resolving malware attacks, have a preference for .ORG, .XYZ and .Online domains. A recent article by Malwarebytes Labs, researched how “tech support” scammers abuse native ad provider, Taboola, to serve such tech support scam ads. How does this work: Ads are bought on Taboola, serving links to web sites that […]

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Premium three letter .com domain name, SOT.com, is no longer stolen

It’s great news for the Finnish owner of the premium three letter .com domain, SOT.com. The domain was stolen from Wille Kuutti’s Dotster account a few days ago, by a cybercriminal who has been involved in numerous domain thefts. Mr. Kuutti has confirmed that SOT.com is no longer stolen, as the gaining registrar, Nominalia, transferred […]

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