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someone try to steal my domain?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by webgames247, Mar 5, 2012

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  1. webgames247

    webgames247 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    stupid me, replied to this email now i am worry he try to hack my email and steal my domain. can he do this?

     
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  2. phowell23

    phowell23 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just because he knows your email and domain name doesn't mean he can steal your domain. This can be found in non-private WhoIs data on any domain. Now if you sent him your registar's username and password too then you may have a problem :).
     
  3. webgames247

    webgames247 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i maybe stupid but NOT that stupid send him my info.. :lol:
     
  4. -Adam-

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    you did see this part didn't you?

    From: John <[email protected]>
    Subject: interested to buy your domain!
    To: [email protected]
    Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012, 4:18 AM

    Any domain name that's protected by whois guard will automatically forward the email to your original email account you signed up with at that registrar.

    They don't know how to contact you because your information is hidden due to the privacy setting.
     
  5. Robin

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    Well its not so easy to hack your email. If it was so easy then there wouldn't be any domainer. So don't worry All is well.
     
  6. GiftedDomains

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    Sorry but i have to say that your domain is stolen now.
    By replying to such an email, you gave him everything he needs to take away the Domain from you.

    jk, don't worry, this is probably a genuine interest in your name. They probably want to buy it. keep us informed what happened after you told them your price.
     
  7. Sull

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    I think you are fine. Sounds like a genuine inquiry. It could always be the "feel them out" email that comes first before trying to sell you something (scam appraisal, etc), but it can't hurt to at least reply back if you are interested in selling. Good luck either way.
     
  8. webgames247

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    Thanks all, hopefully i will be okay :) i will keep update :)
     
  9. oiMr

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    Seems like we are unique!

    Received this too! it's just a scam don't worry, they will probably email back with a website link full of adsense or something.

     
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  10. -Adam-

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    oimr may be correct. If they do respond back stating the are interested in buying your name but want you to have it appraised at a service they suggest just delete the email and move on.
     
  11. lothos

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    I received the exact same email last night.

    I haven't received a reply yet, but if I do I will post back.
     
  12. lothos

    lothos Top Contributor VIP Trusted Contest Holder ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I received a reply back a couple of minutes ago. He offered me $9,000 for my domain name, which is in the ballpark of what I'd sell this particular domain for. I have a feeling that this is his standard offer though, because the email sounds just as canned as the first email.

    It's not an appraisal scam, his email directs me to an "auction site" that was created two weeks ago and has whois privacy.

    Domain Name: toselldomains.com
    Registrar: Spot Domain LLC
    Expiration Date: 2013-02-16 05:10:11
    Creation Date: 2012-02-16 05:10:11

    My guess is, once you sign up you'll transfer your domain to his fake escrow service and never see a penny.

    Here is the full text of his email reply:
    I'd stay away from this one.
     
  13. domainhacks

    domainhacks Established Member

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    I just checked the site and all the sites listed are for $9000. It's pretty clear what the person is doing. They are writing spam e-mails to many people to generate traffic for their site. IMO they have no intention of buying your domain.
     
  14. lothos

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    I suspected it was a canned reply, thanks for confirming.
     
  15. webgames247

    webgames247 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thank you so much for update..

    ---------- Post added at 02:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:25 PM ----------

    now i got this email...
     
  16. TestCase

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  17. ivansilvio

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    I recieved the same e-mail. It is 100% spam.
     

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