Another Appraisal Scam

Got another one of those appraisal scam emails today. Luckily they land in spam folder now: Peter Miller Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 6:31 AM To: domainadmin Dear sir, we are interested to buy your domain name AARR.COM and offer to buy it from you for 65% of the appraised market value. As of now […]

Gmail Down – Temporary Error (502)

update: works fine now After logging to my gmail account where I keep most of my emails I just got this message: Temporary Error (502) We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is currently experiencing errors. You won’t be able to use your account while these errors last, but don’t worry, your account data and messages […]

788 Domains Stolen, Including yxl.com

Update: yxl.com was recovered with the help of godaddy More stolen names might soon pop up for sale, so be warned! Also a quick reminder: don’t use gmail, or other free email addresses as whois addresses for your domains. They can be hacked! More details are from a namepros thread: Some of them are: yxl.com […]

New Vawe of Fake ICANN Emails

New Vawe of Fake ICANN Emails is out trying to get your logins and password to steal domains, so be warned. A few reports were posted on DNF. Update: ICANNResolve.com site is down now. To:    [email]xxxx@xxxxx.com[/email] Subject:    ICANN – Domain Upgrade Notice Date:    Tue, 24 Jun 2008 06:22:08 +0200 From:    “ICANN” <icann@icannresolve.com> Dear Domain Account […]

Huge Bug Found in Godaddy – Lots of Options for Fraud

Rick reported this recently on his blog: It appears GoDaddy.com gives you the option to cancel a transfer, after you have done an account change and the new owner has accepted the domain. How ludicrous is this? I’ve just had it happen a second time. Someone sends you a name, so you send them the […]

How to Avoid Getting Scammed in Domaining

This is a complete guide on domain scammers that shows how to recognize and avoid scammers while trading domains. There are several popular scamming schemes: 1. Scammer sells stolen domains How it works: Scammer trying to sell quickly a stolen domain for a bargain price. A domain can be stolen by hacking into the a […]

Change Your Domain Details Right After Buying

Change Your Domain Details Right After Buying We all buy and sell domains on a daily basis and frequently the domains are not updated after the purchase. Buyer forgets or puts off changing the new owner information, or dns, thus still allowing the previous owner to earn the parking revenue. As strange as it may […]