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Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

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I see from a quick Google that I am not alone in receiving this email. But I have been able to figure out if its legit or a scam. I am leaning on a scam but wanted to ask here for more guideance.

 

It says its from "icann@securepaynet.net" which raises a red flag, ICANN has its own website and doesn't work for Securepaynet.

 

It also is signed by "TotalChoice Hosting Domain Support" which I don't believe because TCH doesn't do Domains, they farm it out to a third party.

 

Whats the scoop, did this come from TCH?

 

 

-----Original Message-----

> From: icann@securepaynet.net

> To:xxxxxxxxx

> Sent: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 4:41 pm

> Subject: Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

>

>

>

> *****************************************

> Important Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

> *****************************************

>

> Dear So & SO,

>

> Several months ago we sent you a notice to review and update the contact

> information for your domain name(s). This is a follow-up to that email.

>

> According to our records you are the ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT on the

> following

> domain names registered at TotalChoice Hosting as of July 16th, 2008:

>

> so-so.COM

>

>

> ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) requires

> all

> accredited registrars to ask their domain administrators/registrants to

> review

> domain name contact data annually, and make any changes necessary to

> ensure

> accuracy.

>

> Under ICANN rules and the terms of your registration agreement, PROVIDING

> FALSE

> CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE GROUNDS FOR DOMAIN NAME CANCELLATION (to review

> the

> ICANN policy, visit: http://www.icann.org/whois/wdrp-registrant-faq.htm).

>

> If you have not yet done so, it is important that you review and update

> the

> contact information for your domain names as soon as possible. To

> review/update

> your contact data, simply:

>

> 1. Go to

> http://www.securepaynet.net/gdshop/rhp/def...;isc=xxxxxxxxxx

> NOTE: If the link does not work, copy and paste the URL into your browser.

>

> 2. Click on the "ICANN" text link at the top left side of the page.

>

> 3. You will be taken to a landing page and asked to enter your Domain

> Information Key:

> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> 4. Enter your key and click "Go."

>

> 5. Review the contact information on each of your domain names.

>

> If you find that your domain contact data is current and accurate, there's

> no

> need to take action. If, however, your domain contact information is

> inaccurate,

> you must correct it. To make a correction, log in to "My Account" with

> your

> customer number or log in name and password. Click "Domains," select the

> domain

> to update, then click "Contact."

>

> Should you have any questions or believe you have received this email in

> error,

> please email us at support@secureserver.net or call our customer support

> line at

> (480) 624-2500. Thank you for your attention.

>

> Sincerely,

> TotalChoice Hosting Domain Support

>

> If you are the domain administrator of more than one TotalChoice Hosting

> domain

> account, you may receive this notice multiple times.

> -------------------------------------------------------------------

> Copyright © 2008 TotalChoice Hosting All rights reserved.

>

>

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It's legit. The registrar has been sending them out for some time and is simply a reminder that the contact info on your domain needs to be accurate or they can take your domain away from you.

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Thanks Mike, its still looks fishy with all the strange emails addresses and then being signed by you.

 

I understand that the information needs to be accurrate and mine is so I am just going to ignore these emails. I'm glad I only had 2 domains, I read that folks with more are getting spammed with an email for each one :)

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Oh, and yes, it's from TotalChoice, via its domain provider.

 

Although you should only get one email per account you have with the registrar, not per domain. You may just get reminders over time.

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I sent an email to my domain registrar (it's not TCH) about emails allegedly from my registrar needing info updates for my domain names.

 

Perhaps registrars might want to develop a better way to solicit the review of the DN info, because it does indeed seem like some kind of phishing scam.

 

Especially when I visited my registrar's site and saw nothing whatsoever on the site about updating ICANN info. I deleted the first email. When I got the second, I emailed the registrar about it and learned that it was a legit email.

 

We are taught that we aren't to click any links inside of a suspicious-looking email, and then a very important email comes from a suspicious-looking source asking me to click the link in the email and update all info?

 

Not too conducive to maintaining a safe Internet experience from people who should know better... :helpsmilie:

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I also received one of those emails. But it still strikes me as suspicious. I have had domain names now for over 3 plus years and have never received an email like this before. And my domains are not with TCH!

Edited by JTD

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They are valid emails. I got two this morning and one last week for my domains. I received these emails last year as well.

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