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Domain Transfer Scam from Domain Registry of America

WARNING: Domain Transfer Scam from Domain Registry of America (via BRANDON GRAY INTERNET SERVICES INC dba NameJuice.com)

Web24 Customer Care would like to warn domain registrants regarding another Domain Transferal scam.

Domain Registry of America (DROA) are at it again with another Email Scam going out to all registrants of gTLD domain names offering to transfer their domain to them. The notice looks like the process is a mandatory requirement for the registrant to enter into. The email was sent by illegally harvesting the public Whois database for .com and other gTLD domain names.

Web24 would like to confirm that registrants do not need to transfer their domains away to DROA, and would like to encourage customers to simply ignore/delete the scam email.

The notice provides a URL to an online agreement page for the domain name transfer, copy of the email and page is provided below. As the registrant clicks to agree to the transfer, the resulting page requests the domain EPP password, which is required in order to transfer the domain registration.

Please note, by submitting your EPP domain password on this page, you are confirming your authorisation to transfer the domain registration to another company away from AUSWEB and as such Web24 Pty Ltd will no longer be responsible for your domain registration renewal and registration management.

Copy of SCAM EMAIL notice :

Re: Transfer of DOMAIN.com

BRANDON GRAY INTERNET SERVICES INC. dba Namejuice.com has received a request from Domain Registry of America on 6/4/2010 4:48:56 PM for us to become the new registrar of record.

You have received this message because you are listed as the Registered Name Holder or Administrative contact for this domain name in the WHOIS database.

Please read the following important information about transferring your domain name:

1) You must agree to enter into a new Registration Agreement with us. You can review the full terms and conditions of the Agreement at http://namejuice.com/regagree.asp
2) Once you have entered into the Agreement, the transfer will take place within five (5) calendar days unless the current registrar of record denies the request.
3) Once a transfer takes place, you will not be able to transfer to another registrar for 60 days, apart from a transfer back to the original registrar,in cases where both registrars so agree or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

If you WISH TO PROCEED with the transfer, you must respond to this message via one of the following methods (note if you do not respond by Wednesday, June 30, 2010, DOMAIN.com will not be transferred to us.).

Option 1
Please go to our website, https://namejuice.com/agree.asp?e=1&o=1122232&p=1122321 to confirm.

Option 2
Please email us with the following message:

‘I confirm that I have read the Domain Name Transfer – Request for Confirmation Message.

I confirm that I wish to proceed with the transfer of DOMAIN.com from PLANETDOMAIN PTY LTD. to BRANDON GRAY INTERNET SERVICES INC. dba Namejuice.com .’

Option 3
Please print out a copy of this message and send a signed copy to :

(fax to)+1-905-415-2682
(mail to):7100 Warden Avenue, Suite 8, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R8B5

If you DO NOT WANT the transfer to proceed, then don’t respond to this message.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at following information. info@namejuice.com

or please contact your reseller Domain Registry of America support@droa.com