Dynadot

Somebody reported my blog to Phishtank and they suspended my domain name

Labeled as reviews in General Domain Discussion started by decades80, Aug 7, 2018.

Replies:
18
Views:
1,244

  1. decades80

    decades80 Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    I can not believe that this goes so easy. I tried yesterday to set up my domain and was thinking that I changed the cname because it was not resolving. Than later on I wrote to Namecheap and asked where I can see the history of cname entries. I got this:

    Hello Robert,

    Thank you for contacting Namecheap Support Team!

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the delayed reply.

    Regrettably, the status Server Hold has been assigned to your domain name ++++++++ by Registry.

    In order to fix the issue, please contact the domain's Registry at https://radix.website/contact as soon as possible and follow their instructions then.

    Feel free to update this ticket if you have any questions or concerns.

    I contacted Radix and got this:

    Hello Robert,

    We see that your domain has been suspended by "Phishtank" as they suspect your domain to be involved in Phishing. Therefore we would request you to kindly contact Phishtank and have the domain unsuspended, you can check the below link:
    https://www.phishtank.com/

    Once the domain is delisted kindly let us know and we will initiate communication with the registry and ask them to unsuspend the domain name.

    Kindly check and let us know if you need any further assistance.

    Regards,
    Hari

    Is it really so easy? To report a plain blog for phishing and they simply suspend domain without notice?
     
    The views expressed on this page by users and staff are their own, not those of NamePros.
  2. Hypersot

    Hypersot Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    1,892
    Is your domain newly registered (ie. registered only by you since its creation) or was it used in the past by someone else?

    Maybe an old report might have gotten in effect when your domain got live again.
    If that's the case then that would be easy to fix by contacting them and letting them know that domain now has a new owner.

    I had a similar case in the past where Avast showed one of my domains as a malware domain. All I did was letting them know that the domain now has a new owner and that was it.
     
  3. mr-x

    mr-x Acme Domains Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    8,320
    Likes Received:
    8,082
    Are you violating a trademark?
     
  4. decades80

    decades80 Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    No, it was generic .press name, only bought for a mini site. It was clearly reported as phishing site, I got the reason at phishtank. It was not a TM or any legal issue, I guess WIPO is the platform to report such or not?
     
  5. mr-x

    mr-x Acme Domains Gold Account VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    8,320
    Likes Received:
    8,082
    Correct, WIPO would be the place to report a TM problem. Glad you got fixed.
     
  6. Hypersot

    Hypersot Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    1,892
    If you contact phishtank (and if you are willing), please share with us what happened. I'm curious how that report came to be.
    If you have ads on your mini-site, could the content of an ad lead to a report?
     
  7. decades80

    decades80 Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    Could be that phishing site was using Adwords, well see, but if its so easy to report and you only need somebody to confirm, I would be rather affraid for all my parked names.
     
  8. robert widener

    robert widener Restricted

    Posts:
    409
    Likes Received:
    210
    nice read , great info to know :xf.eek:
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  9. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    22,323
    Likes Received:
    7,775
    Did you agree with Phishtank or did they agree with you? What is the current status of this domain? If it is still in their list or have they removed it? if it's still in their list what are they saying you need to do, to get it removed from their list? Are they being helpful or unhelpful?
     
  10. decades80

    decades80 Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    Stub they have not even responded and i was writing them twice. I just switched to another domain and insert the cname records of the blog.
     
  11. Grego85

    Grego85 Quality.Domains VIP

    Posts:
    874
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    I hate that this sort of thing happens so easily. A lot of straight up punks out there that will sabotage you any chance they get. Its as easy as reporting a domain.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  12. Jen005

    Jen005 New Member

    Posts:
    7
    Likes Received:
    7
    Why does Radix (the registry) depends upon third-party-site/forum phishing reports? Never heard Verisign or other registries suspending domains because someone reported to some forum and few members upvoted it!!

    How reliable and trustworthy is PhishTank data?

    BTW, the PhishTank marks domain/URL as phishing only by counting member votes. What if a competitor creates 15 accounts on PhisTank forum, and submit 1 [false] phishing complaint and other 14 accounts marking the same as "phishing" site and then the competitors' domain is suspend by the registry!! OMG!

    @decades80 thanks for bring this to our notice here. Will stay away from Radix registry TLDs. Whose gonna invest in those domains and then some day some random false phishing complaint against your domain and the domain is gone!
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  13. vadim.cryptobrowser

    vadim.cryptobrowser New Member

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Our company faced even much bigger problems when Radix blocked our domain for 24hours due to falling into PhishTank's list. You can never be sure about security of your business while domain registered in Radix zones. Moreover, in our case, it was well-prepared attack via phishtank by a real phishing website.

    Аttackers submitted CryptobrowserDotSite to Phishtank service, who quickly detected it as a phishing website without any verification of facts or prior checking. The decision of a community-based phishing verification system Phishtank, was based on a few anonymous votes!

    By the time of the incident, its audience reached 2.5 million users from all over the world and more than 3 million daily visitors of product's official website CryptobrowserDotSite
     
  14. IMEZI

    IMEZI Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

    Posts:
    4,814
    Likes Received:
    1,454
    i think the phish report were made because of the previous owner of the domain were using it to for phishing
     
  15. lock

    lock Traffic.tools VIP

    Posts:
    1,908
    Likes Received:
    1,808
    I have had names reported for beating opposition in search engines.
     
  16. vadim.cryptobrowser

    vadim.cryptobrowser New Member

    Posts:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    It's totally impossible.

    1. This domain had never been registered by anyone before.
    2. The website has been successfully operating for almost a year when it got to Phistank list.
     
  17. April004

    April004 Established Member

    Posts:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    You are wrong @Jen005, Since I was formely with PhishTank I can clearly tell that Only phishtank.com's moderators' votes and phishing URLs submitted by various Anti-virus companies and blacklist databases are counted. These moderators verify if its really a phishing site or not and then only mark it as phishing site. Users cannot influence the phishing URL by simply creating accounts (fake ones) or voting for/against it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018 at 6:43 PM
  18. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Active Member VIP

    Posts:
    854
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    Thank you for answering that! Is there an appeals process in the event a mistake is made? Thank you in advance!
     
  19. April004

    April004 Established Member

    Posts:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    yes, the domain-owner can appeal by either selecting "false positive or false negative" by clicking the link in the phishing report for respective URL. Please remember that it is only for individual URL and not entire domain. Also, removing URLs from PhishTank does not removes them from the original feeds like blacklist databases, anti-virus companies, etc. Domain owner has to contact each anti-virus database individually and request them to remove it, or else it will again appear in PhishTank if its still ONLINE.
     

Want to reply or ask your own question?

It only takes a minute to sign up – and it's free!
Topics / Tags:

Share This Page

Lysted
  1. NamePros uses cookies and similar technologies. By using this site, you are agreeing to our privacy policy, terms, and use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
Loading...