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January, 2010

  • 15 January

    Domain scammers take advantage of Haiti earthquake

    Millions from around the world have donated to help earthquake victims in Haiti. With people so readily giving money, it’s no surprise that domain scammers are trying to take advantage of the situation. As is the norm after all disasters in the Internet age, unscrupulous con artists are registering domains …

October, 2009

  • 12 October

    Scammers target .ch and .li owners

    If you own a .ch (Switzerland) or .li (Lichtenstein) domain, watch out. SWITCH, the registry responsible for the two ccTLDs, has warned of a scam targeting registrants So far victims of the scam seem to all be businesses. Con artists will email or call a firm offering to sell it …

September, 2009

  • 18 September

    Watch out for the Chinese domain scam

    Domainers, take note: a new domain scam is making its rounds across the web. This time, the culprit is a Chinese domain registrar trying to recruit more customers. The victim will usually receive a seemingly polite and well-meaning email from a “domain name register center” in China. The message will …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Watch out for this domain appraisal scam

    Domain blog The Domains highlighted a domain appraisal scam today all domainers should be aware of. Essentially what happens is a domain owner receives a legitimate-looking email from a prospective buyer. The sender tells the domain holder that he will buy it for a certain percentage of the appraisal price, …

June, 2009

  • 26 June

    InMemoryOfMichaelJackson.com sells for £6,103,329

    With the death of American pop-star Michael Jackson, the Internet is ablaze with news and domain speculators are rushing in droves to register any name bearing his likeness. In an eBay auction today, InMemoryOfMichaelJackson.com sold for £6,103,329 ($9,999,999 USD) via the site’s Buy it Now feature. The seller says this …