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  1. #1
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    domain-renewal.biz - Who are they?

    I have had two interesting emails AKA Spam from domain-renewal.biz - They are a london based company who are advising me that my domain (a .biz) is due to expire (Nov 2003) and that I should renew it with them. But, (for my sins) I had registered the domain initially with easyspace.com and am now curious what what would happen if I renewed with them (not that I would)... and how would they be able to renew my domain if it was registered with easyspace?

    Possible scam ? or legitimate way of renewing .biz domains?
    Last edited by jayp; 05-02-2003 at 04:36 AM.

  2. #2
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    Looks like a scam to me, what is your domain name? Is it still registered with easyspace, check this by doing a whois search on the domain.

  3. #3
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    Hi Xreg,

    The domain is still with easyspace, I thought that this was a scam.
    (extract from whois for my domain)Sponsoring Registrar:EASYSPACE LTD.

    I am wondering how many people have actually taken this seriously and followed through with their request.

    Here is an extract their whois:

    Domain Registration Date: Thu Apr 24 20:08:36 GMT 2003
    Domain Expiration Date: Sat Apr 23 23:59:59 GMT 2005

  4. #4
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    I'd avise you to ignore them, along as you renew your domain with your registrar the domain will stay valid.

  5. #5
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    Send in a spam report....too many of such spam emails running around

  6. #6
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    Who should I send the report , which organisation will treat it seriously and really give them a kick up the bum/ass.

  7. #7
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    First inform your registrar, easyspace. Then inform tucows as they are the registrar for domain-renewal.com and finally send a complaint to ICANN:

    http://reports.internic.net/cgi/regi...lem-report.cgi

    You could also report the email you received as spam to several spam organisations.

  8. #8
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    spamcop.net is a good one, I use it daily.

  9. #9
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    Originally posted by anon-e-mouse
    spamcop.net is a good one, I use it daily.
    me too, I do loose some time to do it, but I think everyone should do it.

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