Whois Spammer: newdomain@Inline.me, AddDomainNames.com

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Domain Scam & Legal Issues

posted by Jamie Zoch in December 9th, 2010 

I had hand registered a domain name earlier this week (12/6/10) to be exact and today (12/9/10) I received a spam email from the address newdomain@inline.me . The email stated (links removed):

I noticed you just bought DomainHere.com.

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This is a classic Whois Spammer. They monitor new domain name registrations using zone files. They do bulk whois checks to obtain email addresses listed in whois and send bulk emails to these people who just purchased domains. This is the very same process that is used for “domain appraisal scams”.

Warning! Do not click the Unsubscribe link in the email, because it will actually sign you up! Simply do not click any link in the email.

The email address used in whois for the domains that I looked at, all contained rusty@secfanatics.com

I found it funny how they state “We have acquired your info from the contact information listed for your site” . Well, I do not have ANY contact information on my “site”, so I know they used whois.

You can report spam to the FTC here but it is a long process to fill out the forms… you can also forward the spam email to spam@uce.gov

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