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Computer Software => Security => Topic started by: Weaver on May 16, 2020, 11:39:30 PM

Title: Email from "Dynadot" - scam?
Post by: Weaver on May 16, 2020, 11:39:30 PM
Hereís the email I received: looks like a scam, is it?
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Unclaimed domain (<one of my actual domain names>)

Hello,

We received notification from Nominet that the tag for alistairwebb.co.uk has been changed to DYNADOT. Can you please reply with your Dynadot username so we can add the domain to your account?

How do I transfer my .UK domain to Dynadot?
https://www.dynadot.com/community/help/question/transfer-UK-to-Dynadot

Best Regards,
Anya Glass
Dynadot Customer Support

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DYNADOT | $8.99 .com domains / free privacy / free website
http://www.dynadot.com
Title: Re: Email from "Dynadot" - scam?
Post by: burakkucat on May 17, 2020, 12:03:55 AM
Assuming that "alistairwebb.co.uk" is not one of your domain names or that which you obfuscated with "(<one of my actual domain names>)" then that message does appear to be dubious.

Have you checked the headers of that message?

Do you have a Dynadot account?
Title: Re: Email from "Dynadot" - scam?
Post by: Weaver on May 17, 2020, 01:44:31 AM
It is one of my domain names and I do have a dynadot account. But why doesnít dynadot know my account name? I havenít checked the headers yet, but Ďtis difficult on an iPad but I will look into it as I think thereís another way to tackle that.

Just seems really odd that itís out of the blue. From whois it looks like the dns is set up with 123-reg, and it may be that I tried to move the domain from 123-reg to dynadot months ago and then forgot about it. The transfer perhaps got mixed up. What also bothers me about it is that itís not immediately linked to anything I initiated; although as I said, in my current confused state I may have simply forgotten.

The safest thing to do might be to contact dynadot directly rather than by replying?
Title: Re: Email from &quot;Dynadot&quot; - scam?
Post by: d2d4j on May 17, 2020, 09:01:06 AM
Hi

It is best to make contact independent from email if your ever not sure.

However that said, it appears to be genuine from the little information you posted

If a domain is TAG changed to a new provider but the new provider is not aware of the incoming domain, it is placed into a holding account until either the owner claims it by notifying the provider of the domain or domain expires

The above happens simply because the new provider does not know which account to put the domain into....

Also, until the domain has been claimed, all dns is set by the provider and no changes could be made by the owner until claimed

An easy way to determine if email is genuine would be to a simple Whois lookup and that will tell you if 123reg or dyno - so if 123reg - email not genuine but if dyno email is likely to be genuine

Many thanks

John
Title: Re: Email from "Dynadot" - scam?
Post by: Weaver on May 17, 2020, 09:14:50 PM
dns is 123-reg. according to whois the tags are already dynadot.
Title: Re: Email from &quot;Dynadot&quot; - scam?
Post by: d2d4j on May 17, 2020, 10:14:22 PM
Hi

Put a request in for your domain so they know which account to put it in....

Many thanks

John
Title: Re: Email from "Dynadot" - scam?
Post by: Weaver on May 18, 2020, 12:03:33 AM
Thanks John