snubbr.com

Web Hosting Question? - /godaddy is very expensive for me/?

Get GoDaddy web hosting for just $1.99. Click here to use coupon...

Special $7.49 .COM sales. Click here for this special deal...
My first question is: Web Hosting Question? - /godaddy is very expensive for me/?.

My next question is: This smells fishy to me. But if it's real. What does it mean? The HostGator used for the email was only regged on 14th June 2008 (10 days ago) and is WhoiGuard protected.

First I get this email...

Subject: Test.

From: ICANN </email/link.php?M=<snip> with the required information for ICANN to apply the required updates.

The upgrades will be applied to accounts on a first come, first serve.

Basis. You have until July 25, 2008 to submit the required information to.

Avoid service and HostGator interruption.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,.

ICANNResolve.

ICANN.org Resolutions Department..

Comments (8)

Your question was: Web Hosting Question? - /godaddy is very expensive for me/?.

My scam/spam detector is pegged.

Almost all of my junk/scam mail starts off with some kind of initial test message, followed by the scam/spam once they determine it is live.

Did you do a traceroute or other tracking on the sender and associated IP's?..

Comment #1

What is the purpose of this scam?.

I only ask because I remember clicking on the link in two separate emails before :S.

At the time, it looked very legit to me..

Comment #2

Where did the link take you? What did you do when you were there?.

I've reported the spam to NameCheap...

Comment #3

That is why they call them *con* men. They gain your confidence. Hard to say what the scam is... but if they are asking for info and you give it then you should worry...

Comment #4

Dear HostGator Account Holder,.

You are being sent this notice from ICANN due to the fact that you.

Currently own an active HostGator name. ICANN is currently upgrading all.

Domains from their registry database.

The upgrade will introduce new control options for your HostGator and easier.

Access. The new upgrade is required by the registry. All HostGator users are.

Expected to submit their HostGator information manually at.

{link removed} with the.

Required information for ICANN to apply the required updates.

The upgrades will be applied to accounts on a first come, first serve.

Basis. You have until July 25, 2008 to submit the required information to.

Avoid service and HostGator interruption.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,.

ICANNResolve.

ICANN.org Resolutions Department.

Got the same thing, site doesn't load for me, so I was like WTF.

The HostGator is just regged, so seems like a scam..

Comment #5

The HostGator whois looks suspicious why would they shield it?..

Comment #6

Exactly, plus NS doesn't match ICANN.com/org.

Name Server:NS.ICANN.ORG.

Name Server:A.IANA-SERVERS.NET.

Name Server:C.IANA-SERVERS.NET.

Name Server:B.IANA-SERVERS.ORG.

Name Server.IANA-SERVERS.NET.

Vs.

Name Servers:.

Dns1.registrar-servers.com.

Dns2.registrar-servers.com.

Dns3.registrar-servers.com..

Comment #7

Looks like namecheap already taken down the name by redirecting to "do no forward.com"..

Comment #8


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

Categories: Home | Diet & Weight Management | Vitamins & Supplements | Herbs & Cleansing |

Sexual Health | Medifast Support | Nutrisystem Support | Medifast Questions |

Web Hosting | Web Hosts | Website Hosting | Hosting |

Web Hosting | GoDaddy | Digital Cameras | Best WebHosts |

Web Hosting FAQ | Web Hosts FAQ | Hosting FAQ | Hosting Group |

Hosting Questions | Camera Tips | Best Cameras To Buy | Best Cameras This Year |

Camera Q-A | Digital Cameras Q-A | Camera Forum | Nov 2010 - Cameras |

Oct 2010 - Cameras | Oct 2010 - DSLRs | Oct 2010 - Camera Tips | Sep 2010 - Cameras |

Sep 2010 - DSLRS | Sep 2010 - Camera Tips | Aug 2010 - Cameras | Aug 2010 - DSLR Tips |

Aug 2010 - Camera Tips | July 2010 - Cameras | July 2010 - Nikon Cameras | July 2010 - Canon Cameras |

July 2010 - Pentax Cameras | Medifast Recipes | Medifast Recipes Tips | Medifast Recipes Strategies |

Medifast Recipes Experiences | Medifast Recipes Group | Medifast Recipes Forum | Medifast Support Strategies |

Medifast Support Experiences |

 

(C) Copyright 2010 All rights reserved.