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Michael King is buying....

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  1. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hi All

    This sure smells fishy to me.

    Our admin team got contacted by someone working for "Design Web Solutions" in Sheffield (Fiona Cameron), saying that a 'Michael King' was trying to register some domains for 10 years that matched our limited company name.

    For example " domainname.info / .eu / .biz / .org / .us " etc.

    Fiona only noticed because they also wanted the domainname.ltd.com / domainname.ltd.net versions which is very unusual and what aroused her suspicions.

    The total order was for £1500 which for her "small company" seemed very odd - so she wanted to check with me that it was ok for her to sell them on.

    She said that she coudl get him to put a disclaimer on the webpage or better still she could let me reg them - as she had already them on hold .... :|

    Flaws :

    Quick 'G' check for "Design Web Solutions" and telephone number "0114 360 8485" brings back f-all.

    When I call her back : 'reception' is on bad line, with a time delay and is answered by someone American. Not really very Sheffeld!!!

    Last time I looked, domains.ltd.com is not a valid suffix / extension - you can reg .ltd.uk but what muppet wants to do that i the real world :|

    Who actually wants to buy .biz except for spamming.

    Willingness to let me reg them through her...

    Summary :

    Beware of this time-old crap....

    Just a heads up - Fiona if you are real - apologies - but you need to sort out your sales patter and get a new receptionist that doesn't sound dodgy!!!

    TW
     
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    bb99 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, several of my customers have had the same before - although not from these people and not in the last 12 months.
     
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    I believe this is assoiciated with Joe King :D
     
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