29 Aug '13, 4pm

What is this new domain name scam?

What is this new domain name scam?

I think I know, but feel free to dig in some more. I just received a scam phone call and I’m trying to figure out what the perpetrator’s goal is. I have an idea, but I figure some readers might know more. The caller said he was with “an independent agency with I-C-A-N-N”. He didn’t say “I-CAN”, he actually said each letter separately. He then said that it was necessary to verify the information associated with domain names once a year. He asked if I was the owner of a particular domain name. I happen to know that I did own the domain name, but it expired recently and is in pending delete. He then proceeded to verify all of my information as seen in whois before the domain expired. I played along to try to learn what was going on. At the end of the call, I asked him again who he was with. “We’re just an independent agency with I-C-A-N-N”, he said. “We do back office work an...

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