The company I do web development for part time received a phone call yesterday from a "domain name registra". They claimed that someone across in Germany had tried to register 12 domain names that incorporated their company name.
They were offering to register the domains on our behalf. Its a scam that I hadnt heard of / seen before, tell a company that theres someone else wanting domains to do with them to try and get them to register unrequired domains through you
The company in question is;
Solus Online Ltd,
166-167 St Helens Rd,
SWANSEA. SA1 4DQ.
Tel : 0871 750 5951
Fax : 0871 750 5952 www.solusonline.net
I did a few checks on them;
1. They are registered with companies house, at the same address.
2. Website is hosted with Homestead (a free hosting place), why donít they have proper hosting?
3. Email address is btconnect.com, why donít they have a proper email address.
4. Their website looks like something a carpet fly could put together.
5. Their domain check facility doesnít work.
Just thought I should post this on here in case any of the users that check these forums looking for recomendations/reviews of companies run a search for Solus online.
Not going to bother registering the domains they claim are being put through, merely as I dont think there is a risk of them being taken. Oh you want to know the other funny thing? 12 domains for 10 years, they wanted £4800... I almost passed out with all the laughing!