New Domain Registration Scams

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I’ve not only been getting the sms spam when I register a new domain but this this latest email scam is really annoying. The way it’s written, a new registrant might think “registering” with the search engines is part of completing  the process. This is the latest one I received this morning. I have not clicked the links and have removed them from this post. Here is the email:

Hi there Donna Mahony,

Domain Name: xxxxxxxx.com  (Account #64232)

This email is being sent out to you because search registration for xxxxxxxx.com is pending.
Please register these domains to search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo ASAP to avoid late fees.

Registering for search engines would help you show up in search results and increase your online presence.You can register your domain at: (link removed) buyerfollowup dot com

We sincerely appreciate your business! If you require anything, we are at your service.

Remember… If you do not register your domain with the search engines, it may not appear in the search engine listing when people are looking for you. Failure to complete your domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may make it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web. Complete your search engine registration today at: www.searchregistry.org search registry dot org

Sincerely,

Search Engine Registry
1787 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 1025
Washington DC, 20006

 

Like cock roaches, they come out of the wood work quicker than we can stomp them out!

19 Responses to New Domain Registration Scams

  1. Bill says:

    I recieved the same email after I registered a domain name.

    How did these people know that?

  2. Roland Maurice says:

    Yeah I recieved one of these scam emails. Roland,Sandy,Oregon

  3. dan says:

    I've had one of these too, along with an email regarding an interested buyer for one of my domains who would only buy if i paid for an appraisal. So many scammers out there people. They get the info from the whois database Bill.

  4. Terry G says:

    Just got one myself and just felt it was a scam. Thanks for posting everyone cause now I know it is a scam.

  5. Melanie says:

    Same scenario!
    I just got the same exact email, and have too many domains to fall for this, as I never received anything like this before. So red flags went up!
    Anyhow, thanks for posting this as a reassurance to know that it is definitely a scam. I will also share this news in a domain forum to let others know. Especially for new people in the domaining industry. I suggest others do the same and spread the word, so these scammers don't get too many people to fall for it.
    BTW: Nice site here that I stumbled onto…Think I will be coming back! 🙂

  6. Bridget Smalls says:

    Yes I just receive that email about the same thing.

  7. Carlos Cardoso says:

    Same here, This is a Scam for sure!

  8. Anja says:

    Thanks for the warning. I did think it odd when I received the same email, because it was never sent for any of the other domains I’ve registered. Know to avoid now.

  9. Daniel says:

    I just received this email this morning. I reported it to enom.com, the domain registrar of searchengineregistry.org and gettifas.com, as being fraudulent, through their abuse link.

  10. Doug says:

    They attempted to scam me as well. I made a report to the company that they use to register their domain, and I would suggest others do the same. eNom, Inc. Complaint form is here:
    http://www.enom.com/help/abusepolicy.aspx

    You may also consider submitting something to the Better Business Bureau:
    http://tinyurl.com/mtvswyb
    Hopefully they have some procedure to pass it on to another authority if they cannot locate the real business.

  11. gideon says:

    I registered at searchengineregistry.org. What will happen?

    • mtczajkowski says:

      I did the same. I wrote to the domain host to explain. It’s my first time doing a website, and I wasn’t on my guard….

      There is a ‘de-register’ link at the bottom of the fishy page… don’t know if it does anything.

  12. Arrow says:

    Thank God I decided to Google if this was legit or not and do my research before paying for whatever the hell this was… I’m completely new to all of this, and I’m ashamed to say that I was THIS CLOSE to falling for this thing.
    Thank you all for all of this.

  13. Raphael says:

    How pathetic can peaple be???? I registered 2 websites
    1 DAY LATER i recieved 2 mail from

    http://www.searchregisterglobal.com

    Sincerely,

    Search Register

    110 Middle Road,

    #07-03A Chiat Hong Building,

    Singapore 188968.

    SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM WATCH OUT PEOPLE !!!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Kris says:

    I’m glad googling it first, because when our site showed up on search engine on the top list, that’s quite exciting, it’s quite tempting. But I just want to remembered where do I registered my domain to this site (searchregisterglobal_com), I only got this blog (donnasblog_com) who discuss this scam site. But gladly found this blog, and I really didn’t remember anything about registering my new domain to this scam site, and now I know it’s really scam site. Thank you very much for the info.

    Mail from them:
    “””We sincerely appreciate your business! If you require anything, we are at your service.

    Remember… If you do not register your domain with the search engines, it may not appear in the search engine listing when people are looking for you. Failure to complete your domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may make it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web. Complete your search engine registration today at: http://www.searchregisterglobal.com

    Sincerely,

    Search Register

    110 Middle Road,

    #07-03A Chiat Hong Building,

    Singapore 188968.””””

  15. Alok Mehta says:

    Thank you for sharing this spam mail. I didn’t experienced this yet, but I feel good that now I am informed. I would surely think twice before even opening any such emails.

  16. BulkWHOis says:

    These social engineers are freaking out my mind too!
    Thanks for sharing Donna.

  17. akunvirtual says:

    I also got the email a day ago. A damn scam and phising!

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