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ukdt.org - Genuine or scam?

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  1. Admin Andorra

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    Just has this email this morning; look like scammers to me.

    Dear Sir/Madam,


    We have received a request for the registration of the website www.seomark.org Our system shows that you are the owner of www.seomark.co.uk. This can have far-reaching consequences for you in the future. We are therefore under the statutory obligation to contact you, in order to offer you the first right of registration. This means that we will reject the application of the third party and the website:


    www.seomark.org


    After agreement we will link this website to:


    www.seomark.co.uk


    This means that you will have the first option on the domain name, in order to avoid possible future problems.


    We are usually under the obligation to register the domain name and to protect it for a period of 10 years. The annual price for the .ORG extension is £19.75 per year. This means a one-off payment of £197.50. When the link has been completed, all the Internet traffic that goes to the .ORG extension, will be automatically linked to your current extension and website. This process will take a maximum of 24 hours. This domain name will then have a worldwide reach. The third party will be rejected and can no longer use your domain name.


    Important information:

    - You will receive a one-off invoice of £197.50, exclusive of VAT, for a term of 10 years.

    - This contract can be cancelled at all times after the first term of one year. The paid amount for the remaining number of years will be refunded to your account.

    If you agree to our offer, please send an agreement by email within 48 hours after receipt of this email, stating your name, address and VAT number in a reply to this e-mail address.

    The third party will subsequently be rejected by us, and we will then complete the link. You will receive a confirmation and all the information you need by email on the same day.


    With kind regards,
    Steven Wilson

    steven@ukdt.org
    www.ukdt.org


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  2. Domain Forum

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  3. Admin Andorra

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  4. RobM

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    These kinds of emails are rubbish. They are on par with the appraisal scam and the Domain Registry Of America renewal scam. The domain is available to register as of this post.
     
  5. Admin Andorra

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    So that people don't get ripped off by these shisters, who do I report them to, that has teeth? This is a UK LTD, Directors should be taken to court by a .GOV dept.
     
  6. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    They're not actually doing anything illegal. Same as the renewal scam from droa - they can't be stopped because you *choose* to do something they are not forcing you to. Also their fine print usually says 'this is a solicitation' or something like that. Best thing you can do is find this guy and beat the living crap out of him. :)
     
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  7. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Been getting those types of emails from China trying to get me to register branded china domains for years. Looks practically identical
     
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  8. lazarus

    lazarus Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Yes they are. I got one the other day.