Friday, August 31, 2007

Is someone trying to register "your" domain?

This phenomenon keeps recurring from time to time: You receive an e-mail or a fax from a company warning that some domain names you may be interested in - like www."abbproduct".com - have been submitted for registration by some unidentified third party. The solicitation offers to block the application by obtaining the domain name on ABB's behalf - for a fee.

This a well-known web scam. Anyone familiar with the registration process of new domain names know the process is almost instantaneous, and leaves no room for this kind of procedure. So you can safely let the request go in the circular file - or inform the police.

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