1 Nov 2008 by Geoff Allen A number of clients have reported what looks like a very concerning email about thier domain name info out of date, and subsquent sale of the name to a 3rd party. It looks quite official but IS A SCAM. This is a phishing message please ignore/delete. Read the full story for a complete copy of the email currently doing the rounds...
We have replaced the date/time and hyperlinks from the email. If you have received one of these emails please ignore. The site has already been reported.
SCAM EMAIL CURRENTLY IN CIRCULATION below this line ------------------------------------------
On [date and time] we received a third party complaint of invalid domain contact information in the Whois database for this domain. Whenever we receive a complaint, we are required by ICANN regulations to initiate an investigation as to whether the contact data displaying in the Whois database is valid data or not. If we find that there is invalid or missing data, we contact both the registrant and the account holder and inform them to update the information.
The contact information for the domain which displayed in the Whois database was indeed invalid. On [date and time] we sent a notice to you at the admin/tech contact email address and the account email address informing you of invalid data in breach of the domain registration agreement and advising you to update the information or risk cancellation of the domain. The contact information was not updated within the specified period of time and we canceled the domain. The domain has subsequently been purchased by another party. You will need to contact them for any further inquiries regarding the domain.
PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION - [link removed]
If you find any invalid contact information for this domain, please respond to this email with evidence of the specific contact information you have found to be invalid on the Whois record for the domain name. Examples would be a bounced email or returned postal mail. If you have a bounced email, please attach or forward with your reply or in the case of returned postal mail, scan the returned letter and attach to your email reply or please send it to:
Attn: Domain Services 14455 N Hayden Rd Suite 219 Scottsdale, AZ 85260