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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“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 scam uses previously registered domain names and a sob story

A new domain scam is making the rounds, and it involves domains that were registered previously, but which were then dropped. It works like this: You let a domain drop, and someone registers it and sets it up for sale for a relatively low price, for example $499 dollars. At that point, as the previous […]

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Alert : ThisDaddy.com scam continues to seek potential victims with cheap domain “Chips”

A scam operating from ThisDaddy.com, continues to seek potential victims among buyers of domain “Chips.” Priced well below market averages, the LLLL .com domains are being offered via email to various domain investors. There is no indication whatsoever that these domains are owned or brokered by the scammers behind ThisDaddy.com, a domain with a fake […]

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Domain appraisal certificate scam with a new twist

The domain evaluation / certificate scam isn’t new, and it targets domain owners eager to sell their domains. The way the scam works is simple: You receive an email that expresses interest in your domain. Most of the time, it also mentions a high value dollar range, to entice you into believing the sender is […]

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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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Chinese domain market report : Scammer gets 8 years in jail for domain squatting!

China is a fascinating culture that combines progressive western elements with traditional Chinese. The world’s 2nd largest economy continues to surprise with its implementation of “Communist Capitalism” and fraud punishment can be severe, by Western standards. A Chinese national attempted to extort money from a company, using a common practice of imaginary domain squatting. The […]

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From the “WTF Sedo” department: Domain scam attempts to trick seller into buying back domain

A very active domain investor and entrepreneur, alerted us to the following domain scam that he came across not once, not twice, but three times at Sedo. The same trick might be in effect in other domain sale venues as well. Here’s how the domain scam works. You get a direct solicitation for a domain […]

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Spammer re-emerges: Domain Notification: – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing

A few weeks ago we managed to shut down an infamous domain spammer that sent hundreds of thousands of emails with the headline: “Domain Notification: – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing” It appears that the domain spammer has re-emerged from a different web host, as a cluster of new emails arrived earlier […]

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iWeb disbands biggest Domain Spammer network on the planet

Canada-based web hosting company iWeb have confirmed the termination of the biggest domain spammer network on the Internet. Operating behind the anonymity of the white-label PrivateDNS.com domain servers, the hosted server was identified as the source of thousands of emails that were sent to domainers since at least 2008. After our report of the situation […]

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PrivateDNS.com – A domain spammer’s paradise

A few days ago we posted about the spamming outfit behind the email notices titled “Domain Notification: This is your final notice of domain listing”. These morons systematically send out hundreds of thousands of emails, attempting to fool domain owners that somehow their spam is related to domain renewals. Upon careful examination of the email […]

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Domain Notification: – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing

Those serial spammers are very persistent, blasting out the same idiotic email to hundreds of thousands of domains. We get at least a dozen of these emails a day! With the subject line being “Domain Notification: – This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing” and followed by the domain name itself, those morons attempt […]

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