Internet and e-mail policy and practice
including Notes on Internet E-mail


2016
Months
Jun

Click the comments link on any story to see comments or add your own.


Subscribe to this blog


RSS feed


Home

10 Jun 2016

Do you know who your registrar is? ICANN

A guy I know passed along this e-mail sent to one of his customers. They assumed it was a phish, since they didn't recognize the domain name in the link, but couldn't figure out what the goal of the phish was.

They even checked the list of ICANN registrars, and nope, registrar.eu wasn't on the list.

Nonetheless, this mail was real, and if the recipient had ignored it, his domain would have been suspended. What's going on?

Dear domain name owner,
*Your action is required to prevent domain suspension*
This verification e-mail is triggered because your e-mail address is used in the owner contact of
a domain registration and this e-mail address was not verified before or we have received
information that this e-mail address might not be in use anymore.
As we did not receive affirmative response on our last e-mail, we send you a final reminder.
Please note that your domain name(s) may be suspended if the e-mail address is not confirmed.  The
domain name registration policy of ICANN requires that a valid and working e-mail address is
provided with each domain registration.
To verify this requirement, we kindly request you to confirm the accuracy of your e-mail address
by clicking the link below:
 http://icann-verification.registrar.eu/?email=xxx@yyy&authCode=123456

See more ...


posted at: 23:48 :: permanent link to this entry :: 0 comments
Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/regmail.html

Topics


My other sites

Who is this guy?

Airline ticket info

Taughannock Networks

Other blogs

CAUCE
The Criminals Behind WannaCry
42 days ago

A keen grasp of the obvious
A little musical history
393 days ago

Related sites

Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail

Network Abuse Clearinghouse



© 2005-2015 John R. Levine.
CAN SPAM address harvesting notice: the operator of this website will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained by this website to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.