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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 …

December, 2009

  • 9 December

    UK police shut down 1200 .co.uk domains

    The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) announced today that it, in conjunction with the .uk registry, has shut down more than 1200 .co.uk domains. The domains in question were used by organised criminal networks for scamming. Many contained fake online stores where consumers could order designer goods for low …

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

  • 22 June

    70 gTLDs Now Available for Preorder

    I posted a month ago about how two registrars have teamed up to offer preorders for gTLDs. While everything sounded great on paper, the reality was and still is that the duo is misleading consumers. Now the joint company has issued a press release declaring that 70 gTLDs are now …