Fake Domain Registration Scams Still Doing the Rounds

By Gordon Smith

Here’s a classic fake trademark domain registration scam that a customer received today. Read more about fake domain registration trademark protection scams.


From: Wayne | DNS UK <wayne@dnsuk.org>
Sent: 20 May 2019 09:23
To: customer
Subject: Your domain name

Dear Sir/Madam,

We have received a request for the registration of the website www.domain.info Our system shows that you are the owner of www.domain.co.uk. This can have far-reaching consequences for you in the future. We are therefore under the obligation to contact you, in order to offer you the first right of registration. This means that we will reject the application of the third party and the website:

www.domain.info

After agreement we will link this website to:

www.domain.co.uk

This means that you will have the first option on the domain name, in order to avoid possible future problems.

We are usually under the obligation to register the domain name and to protect it for a period of 10 years. The annual price for the .INFO extension is £19.95 per year. This means a one-off payment of £199.50. When the link has been completed, all the Internet traffic that goes to the .INFO extension, will be automatically linked to your current extension and website. This process will take a maximum of 24 hours. This domain name will then have a worldwide reach. The third party will be rejected and can no longer use your domain name.

Important information:

–       You will receive a one-off invoice of £199.50, exclusive of VAT, for a term of 10 years.

–       This contract can be cancelled at all times after the first term of one year. The paid amount for the remaining number of years will be refunded to your account.

If you agree to our offer, please send an agreement by email within 48 hours after receipt of this email, stating your name, address and VAT number in a reply to this e-mail address.

The third party will subsequently be rejected by us, and we will then complete the link. You will receive a confirmation and all the information you need by email on the same day.

With kind regards,
Wayne Johnson

Member of Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Winner, Kingston Business Excellence Awards 2018, Customer Service category