Today I received this email from a Joe Miller at Domain Registration Corp via the contact form on my recently relaunched website. My domain is registered through an ICANN-accredited registrar, just as it has been for more than a decade. If you have registered a domain through an ICANN-accredited registrar, like Namecheap or GoDaddy, and you receive an email like the one below from Domain Registration Corp, don’t fall for it. This is a scam. I repeat, it is SCAM. Don’t click on any links that appear in any such email and do not reply to the email.
From what I can gather from this SEC filing, Domain Registration Corp (formerly known as Bahamas Enterprises Inc) is incorporated in the state of Nevada, but their principal offices are located in Jilin Province, P.R. China.
This is not a run o’ the mill SPAM scam, as it didn’t require just randomly sending a SPAM email to my email address. The entity behind this fraudulent endeavor actually submitted a form that is located on my contact page, which not only has fields into which information can be entered, but a box that must be checked before the form can be submitted indicating that the person submitting the form understands and agrees to the terms of the disclaimer regarding my right to publicly share the content of any emails I receive via that form.
Again, if you receive an email from Domain Registration Corp like the one below, ignore it. If what they are doing isn’t illegal, it should be. I’m looking into it and if I uncover a means of reporting Domain Registration Corp, I intend to do so and will update the post with the pertinent information so you can do the same.