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Someone trying to steal my domain

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  1. RSK3000 United Kingdom

    RSK3000 Active Member

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    I have read this post
    http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/domain-name-scams/51236-1-1-trying-steal-my-domain.html

    In that post the domain owner received a letter requesting a transfer.

    I received a similar email from Tucows trying to transfer my domain from 1&1 to someone else.

    Whats going on?

    Any suggestions about an appropriate response?

    Should I do nothing? As the email does say "if you do not respond by Wed May 13 23:35:14 2009, xxxxx.com will not be transferred to us."

    Should I report it to the police?

    Am I in any danger of losing my domain?
     
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  3. RSK3000 United Kingdom

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    This is the email I received..........................




    An English version of this message is contained below.





    Attention: [my name]

    Re: Transfer of my domain name.com

    The current registrar of record for this domain name is 1 & 1 INTERNET AG.

    Tucows has received a request from [thiefs name]

    on Fri May 8 23:35:14 2009 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:

    * You must agree to enter into a new Registration Agreement with us. You can
    review the full terms and conditions of the Agreement at
    xxxxxxx.com

    * 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.

    * Once a transfer takes place, you will not be able to transfer to another registrar
    for 60 days.
    If you WISH TO PROCEED with the transfer, you must respond to this message as outlined below (note: if you do not respond by Wed May 13 23:35:14 2009,
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com will not be transferred to us.).

    Please go to our website, xxxxxxxxxx to confirm.

    You will need to enter the following information to log in and accept or decline the transfer:

    Domain Name : my domain name.com
    Transfer Key: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    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 [registrars domain]
     
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  4. crabfoot United Kingdom

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    If it is your domain, and you do not know what is going on, someone is trying to steal it.

    Since 1and1 are acknowledged as winkers (misprnit) around here, I would suggest you take positive action to tell them NOT to transfer your domain, and copy all correspondence to TuCows - be sure you get a TuCows email address which is not a black hole.

    If you do not act positively, nobody will act against the thieves - they will move on to the next turkey. The registrars have to take all applications in good faith. They are looking for a labour-saving approach - which, in the case of !&! probably means they will do nothing - but TuCows might take some action against the thieves.
     
  5. RSK3000 United Kingdom

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    I phoned 1&1 about this and they said that it was nothing to worry about as long as I did not unlock the domain.

    As far as I know I still own it....
     
  6. RSK3000 United Kingdom

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    Hi,

    Yes I still own it and its not happened again.:p
     
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