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"Would you like to buy the .org/.net version?" spam

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by revax, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. revax

    revax Junior Member

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    Lately I keep getting these spam emails of that ask for $100+ to buy a .net/.org version of a .com domain I own. Sometimes it's the other way around, and they want to sell a .com version for a .net I own, and it goes on and on about saying ".coms are the best, most recognized, etc."

    My domains are privacy protected, and I am still getting these messages, any way to stop this spam?
     
  2. vmedia

    vmedia Regular Member

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    u could buy them?
     
  3. nicksor

    nicksor BANNED BANNED

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    why not post one of those messages here with the headers? It could also be coming from your registrar...
     
  4. revax

    revax Junior Member

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    No, it isn't coming from the registrar, I'm pretty sure that it is spam. The domain name in question is a throwaway one that I have, it is far from what you would consider a "premium" name.

    Here is just one of the messages I've received:

    Code:
    from	<[email protected]>
    to	"[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    signed-by	upgradedaddresses.com
    
    	
    A couple of days ago I emailed you about the domain name
    <mydomainname>.com . Since you own the .net or .org version of
    the domain, I thought you'd want the preferred '.com' version.
    
    If you're interested, please let me know or use the secure link
    below to buy the domain as soon as possible otherwise I'll make
    other plans with the domain.
    
    Here's the Secure Link:
    
    http://upgradedaddresses.com/buy.php?domain=<mydomainname>.com
    
    Also, Here's the email I sent you a couple of days ago
    in case you missed it....
     
  5. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    I've gotten tons of these over the years. If you don't want them just ignore them. The funny thing is most times you'll find these domains dropped after a few days from the original email and a lot of times you'll find the domain is available and they didn't even register it (kind of like they called your bluff). I've also found they hogged one of my hopeful domains for 2 years and they finally let it drop and I snatched it up.