IT.ie | Unit 35, Finglas Business Centre, Jamestown Road, D11 EP86 | Phone: (01) 8424114 ||hello@it.ie

Domain Registration Scam

Home » Blog » Domain Registration Scam

Domain Registration Scam

IT.ie would like to advise our clients to be on the lookout for a new email scam that’s doing the rounds at the moment.  If you receive an email from DNS Ireland, you should simply ignore or right click and block the sender.

This is an example of the email that is typically received. We have replaced the recipients domain details with our own.

Dear Sir/Madam,

We have received a request for the registration of the website www.it.org. Our system shows that you are the owner of www.it.ie. This can have far-reaching consequences for you in the future. We are therefore under the 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:

A number of our clients have contacted us about this over the past two days and the following is what we advise:

  1. Simply ignore the mail
  2. Block the sender
  3. Do NOT reply to the mail
  4. If you have replied, cease all contact and do NOT make any payments
  5. Do NOT click on any links or images
  6. If in doubt; drop us a mail
  7. Read our article:  Email is the No 1 Threat Vector
John Grennan

John Grennan

2019-01-10T12:16:45+00:00January 10th, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Domain Registration Scam