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What to do about Marketers spamming you to death?

Labeled as advice in General Domain Discussion, started by KnifeCatcher, Jan 12, 2021

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  1. Mister Funsky

    Mister Funsky Top Contributor VIP

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    Voodoo.

    Not the parking site, the old school practice of making a doll and sticking pins in it. Sure, it is time consuming and doll making materials are hard to find during lockdown...also, finding the necessary chicken blood can be a challenge as well (unless fowl are available running around the house...in worst case, go to grocery store and get some uncooked drumsticks and squeeze).

    Seriously, I feel your pain but just make sure you have privacy set on your names. Some registrars make you pay extra, some it is totally free...also remember that the spammers might be using your 'masked' email and just shooting in the dark to get to you. Just have a good email filter and delete them as they come in...don't ever open one. Oh yea, make sure your name resolves to your own landing page or use one of the aftermarkets (NEVER pay more than 15% commission no matter who you use).
     
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  2. Kingslayer

    Kingslayer Top Contributor VIP

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    How do i deal with it? I use privacy and i get zero.

    If a genuine buyer is interested in your domain, they can still contact you via landing page.

    I personally cannot understand why people 'don't' use privacy this day and age.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  3. The Durfer

    The Durfer Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    you're not alone, i block at least 6 calls a day, personally. :)
     
  4. w3names

    w3names Established Member

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    I use the '+' operator in my email address (supported by most email providers) and create filter rules, for example:

    [email protected] (or any other string instead of 'whois')

    That way you'll know who abused that version of your email address, and you can either create a new one or filter the emails to a separate folder.
     
  5. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    What a great idea! thanks dude
     
  6. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Never heard of this method...Thanks a lot! But I know that this is not coming from one registrar or domain name but multiple, although NameBright does seems to be heading the list. When I ask them which domain they are calling me about it is (mostly) a domain registered with them
     
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  7. Violets

    Violets Stellar Web Holdings VIP

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    Namebright it is.
    I registered 1 domain with them and forgot to turn on whois privacy and it didn't turn on by itself. I have received over 25 calls within 48 hours of registering. And I know its NB because I accidently provided my personal number in this instance and thats the only place it's being used for whois.
     
  8. Violets

    Violets Stellar Web Holdings VIP

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    I am sure it's raining gold coins on them and their family when they're on hold especially with that transcendental music.
     
  9. CraigD

    CraigD Top Contributor VIP

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    I have had privacy 'on' for the last six months, but I've noticed a big upturn in domain services spam emails in the new year - mostly from India.

    There have been some big data breaches recently with hundreds of millions of emails and personal info leaked and on-sold. Many of these lists are marketing/spam lists. I wouldn't be surprised if this info is also matched to old WHOIS records ie. your domains, email and phone number.


    Have you looked at this site?

    haveibeenpwned .com

    It explains some of the biggest breaches.

    You can also check if domains, email or passwords have been exposed.

    I don't enter my full passwords... just the first few characters to see if there are any potential matches.
     
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  10. DigitalRoar

    DigitalRoar Investor & Creator VIP Gold Account

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    I have a bunch of different numbers & emails so only those get spammed.
     
  11. DOMAIN ILLUMINATI

    DOMAIN ILLUMINATI Owner of ▲ the most expensive domain of all time. VIP Gold Account

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    In case you have the time and will to take such a call, you can just friendly flip the topic from the first second on and offer them your domain name(s) for sale.
     
  12. KnifeCatcher

    KnifeCatcher Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thank you friends for your input.

    Here's an update:

    As I have been backordering a lot, I didn't realise that both NameBright and NS dont automatically hide your who is for domains that you just captured. To add to this, NetworkSolutions charges you to have hide your whois information!

    I have worked around the latter based on your recommendations, and although my inbox is still being spammed daily, the phone calls have finally ceased
     
  13. stub

    stub DNStore.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I get these emails. About 10-20 a day. They are usually trying to sell me 1) an impossible plural or single, 2) two word domains with reverse words, 3) hyphenated domains which I own the unhyphenated, and I saved the best for last 4) My own domains I'm dropping which haven't dropped yet. I wonder when they will get it. They go straight in the bin.

    I'm disappointed I don't get to talk to anybody. I guess that's because they don't want to call internationally :)
     
  14. mybagpk

    mybagpk New Member

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    Best reply ever
     

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