I saw the Domain Name News article about Sedo and the apparent malware warning some users are encountering when they visit the site, and I want to reiterate that you should use caution if you need to visit Sedo’s website today until it’s cleared up.
I am not sure what the issue is, but there is an error message in Google results when you search for Sedo that says “This site may harm your computer.”
I reached out to several people at Sedo a moment ago, and I will provide an update as soon as I have one. For now, I’d avoid visiting the website until you get the all clear. Hopefully the issue is resolved ASAP.
*** UPDATED – 8/24/12 – 12:52PM EDT ***
Sedo just issued a statement:
“Sedo has been made aware that visitors attempting to access the Sedo.com or Sedo.co.uk websites using either the Firefox or Chrome web browsers have been receiving security alerts preventing entry. While the Sedo website is still accessible without warning on both Internet Explorer and Safari, we immediately began investigating the root cause of these warnings to ensure there was in fact no risk to our users or visitors to the site. At this time we can report that no threats have been detected and our technical teams are currently working with Google and others to ensure these false warnings are immediately removed.“