This email is a scam – Dave DNSAustralia.org

08.07.2020

Have you received an email from Dave at DNSaustralia.org? If you have, rest assured this is a scam. If you have any queries or want to know more feel free to call us at Goop Digital. As an Australian business, you do not need to register the domain name extension .com if you already have the .com.au domain name.

From: Dave | DNS Australia <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 6:17 AM
To: John Smith<[email protected]>
Subject: Your domain name has been claimed

Dear Sir/Madam,

We have received a request for the registration of the website www.johnsmith.com Our system shows that you are the owner of www.johnsmith.com.au. This can have far-reaching consequences for you in the future. We are therefore under the statutory obligation to contact you, in order to offer you the first right of registration. This means that we will reject the application of the third party and the website:

www.johnsmith.com

After agreement we will link this website to:

www.johnsmith.com.au

This means that you will have the first option on the domain name, in order to avoid possible future problems.

We are usually under the obligation to register the domain name and to protect it for a period of 10 years. The annual price for the .COM extension is AU$39.95 per year. This means a one-off payment of AU$399.50. When the link has been completed, all the Internet traffic that goes to the .COM extension, will be automatically linked to your current extension and website. This process will take a maximum of 24 hours. This domain name will then have a worldwide reach. The third party will be rejected and can no longer use your domain name.

Important information:

–       You will receive a one-off invoice of AU$399.50, exclusive of GST, for a term of 10 years.

–       This contract can be cancelled at all times after the first term of one year. The paid amount for the remaining number of years will be refunded to your account.

If you agree to our offer, please send an agreement by email within 48 hours after receipt of this email, stating your name, address and ABN number in a reply to this e-mail address.

The third party will subsequently be rejected by us, and we will then complete the link. You will receive a confirmation and all the information you need by email on the same day.

With kind regards,

Dave Lee

[email protected]
www.dnsaustralia.org

If you ever suspect that it’s a scam it usually is. Feel free to call to discuss any domain name queries you have with the team at Goop Digital