I was cleaning out my spam email folder this morning when I came across an email that I received shortly after hand registering a domain name for a friend via GoDaddy. I blocked out the domain name that was registered as well as the company that is promoting it.
I don’t hand register many domain names, so this was the first time I noticed an email like this.
Your thoughts are welcome.
Congratulations on your purchase of [redacted].com
You MUST have accurate and updated contact information. Providing false or inaccurate contact information
can be grounds for the cancellation of your domain name registration as required by ICANN (More info below).
You can also protect your brand by registering all related domain extensions (ie: .com,.net,.org…) before someone else does.
Check your your complimentary domain availability report now just click the link below:
http://www.[redacted].org/?domain=[redacted].com (Click on the link or copy & paste into your browser)
Key Domain Resources:
– For Domain Registration FAQ’s: http://[redacted].com/knowledgebase.php
– For Domain Availability Report: http://www.[redacted].org/?domain=[redacted].com (Click on the link or copy & paste into your browser)
– For ICann Guidelines: http://www.icann.org/whois/wdrp-registrant-faq.htm
Support Team @ [redacted].com
Please do not reply to this email. This email was sent from a notification-only address.
For customer service inquiries, please visit [redacted].com New Registration Help
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Lol, I saw this first in Jul 2013.
They have a very catch subject ” Domain Registration Confirmation ” sender will appear as New Registration Help
So what ever there motive is, subject and the way they compose the email is very catchy and make users wanting to read it.
There main motive is to Drive Traffic to there two websites which are listed in this email.
Nothing but an upsell email masquerading as an official notification probably in the hopes to avoid your spam filters.
Yeah, but why would they want traffic for traffic’s sake?
I got one of these recently also, and first thing I thought was “what’s their angle?”. I couldn’t see how they were trying to scam/benefit from my reg. It would be a pretty odd branding exercise IMO.
“You can also protect your brand by registering all related domain extensions (ie: .com,.net,.org…) before someone else does.”
Looks like they want recipients to register alternative TLDs in the keyword.
I have no respect or sympathy for these scammers. That shows their integrity and how low they can stoop.