Aussie registrar guilty of $6 million slamming campaign

JulienJ

Member
Domain seller Domain Register Pty Ltd has reportedly been found guilty of scamming thousands of Australians out of a total of $6 million with bogus domain renewal notices.

The Herald Sun reports today that a Federal court ruled that the company’s sales tactics were “misleading or deceptive, or likely to mislead or deceive in breach of state and federal laws”.

The company, at one time a TPP Wholesale reseller but apparently never ICANN-accredited itself, was notorious for being a leading Aussie practitioner of the old “domain slamming” scam popularized by the Brandon Gray gang through fronts such as Domain Registry of America.

It sent paper invoices that appeared to the casual reader to be renewal notices for .com.au names, but were in fact solicitations to buy matching .com names for an outrageous $249 ($195) per year.

So convincing were the notices that the hit rate was one out of every 14 organizations targeted, the Herald Sun reported. Over 21,000 suckers in total.

According to the newspaper, the court was told that Domain Register made AUD 7.7 million ($6 million) from 31,000 registrations and renewals from January 1, 2011, to May 30, 2014.

Source
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
DNJournal.com 3-Letter .Com Brings $235,000 to Top This Week's Sales Chart - Big Aussie ccTLD Sale is #2 The Lounge 1
D aussie pizza at sedo External Auctions 0
Prashant Sharan Morgan Linton's take on TechRadar's "Best Registrar" article Resources 0
Prashant Sharan Namecheap is now the first runner up in the Registrar race Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan CSC is the first foreign registrar to get the China nod Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Israel registrar denies involvement in a widespread malware distribution scheme Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Sherpa Founders Series: Mike Carson discusses the launch of Gateway.io, a new EPP based registrar to serve handshake TLDs Resources 0
Prashant Sharan Should NamesCon ban the registrar Epik from its conferences ? Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Free domains registrar gets fourth public breach of contract notice from ICANN Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Registrar rankings for .COMs Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Is the trust on your domain name registrar evaporating ? Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Domain registrar firms say spam is not their problem Legal Issues and Dispute 0
Prashant Sharan Namecheap was the most exploited registrar in Botnets Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan NameJet switches from Enom to Network Solutions as its direct listing registrar Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Deadline for implementing Whois-killer RDAP protocol passed yesterday.Did any registrar miss it? Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan India registrar Net 4 India gets brief reprieve from ICANN suspension Resources 1
Prashant Sharan Nic.br, a Brazilian registrar, bagged its sixth gTLD client. Non-Indian Domains 0
Prashant Sharan 2019 best registrar poll - NameSilo emerges as the winner Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Don't give web developer access to your domain registrar account Resources 0
Prashant Sharan eName is the new member of spamming world of registrar “brokers” Registrars 0
D Looking for buying small .IN/ICANN registrar General Indian Domain Name Discussion 0
Prashant Sharan Cloudflare domain name registrar is now available to all Cloudflare customers Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan RAYMOND HACKNEY's opinion about the best registrar in 2019 and why Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Slovakian registrar WebSupport has been acquired in a reported Registrars 0
Prashant Sharan Rick Swartz's musings: Largest Domain Name Registrar in the World Needs Hubble Telescope New GTLDs 0
Prashant Sharan The FBI shut down 498 #escort domains on #Chinese registrar #AliYun Legal Issues and Dispute 0
Prashant Sharan Spammy .loan makes Alibaba fastest-growing and fastest-shrinking registrar in June New GTLDs 0
CyberKing NIXI - Release domains at de-accredited registrar MITSU! General Indian Domain Name Discussion 11
JulienJ Kings of .Com – Registrar Analysis Registrars 0
domainking131 Brazil loses its only registrar as UOL bows out Registrars 1
CyberKing dot IN Registrar accounts created exclusively for DC? Registrars 6
CyberKing Lessons from history - Pick Your Registrar Carefully Registrars 40
Connected Google As A Registrar? Business and Economy 1
Deepesh K Patel Cheapest registrar for .in domains General Indian Domain Name Discussion 6
domainking131 Facebook transfers Instagram.com to its new registrar Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 Facebook bought a registrar Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 Google Just Dropped The .COM From Its Registrar’s URL Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 Chinese Domain Registrar Moves from 72e.Net To 72.Win New GTLDs 0
domainking131 Chinese domain name registrar knocks GoDaddy off .Com Perch Non-Indian Domains 0
N Process and expenses to become a .in registrar Business and Economy 1
domainking131 ThePirateBay.org is back online after ICANN verification, Whois privacy & Registrar change The Lounge 0
domainking131 Godaddy may be the world’s largest domain registrar but not for New gTLD’s New GTLDs 0
domainking131 Afilias Acquires 101Domain Registrar Non-Indian Domains 0
Jeff The largest .in registrar... Registrars 3
domainking131 .Club reveals registrar sold premium domains New GTLDs 0
domainking131 AlpNames claims to be second-largest new gTLD registrar Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 For .TV Fans – A registrar offering $11.99 Regs Non-Indian Domains 0
domainking131 C73.com : Another stolen domain moved to Chinese registrar Ename Non-Indian Domains 1
domainking131 Registrar Promo Leads to 10,000 Paid .Link Registrations Per Frank Schilling Tweet New GTLDs 0
D Cannot transfer domain name from registrar Business and Economy 1

Similar threads

whois

Recent Posts



Forums dedicated to Indian domain names, including buying, selling, appraising, developing, and monetizing.

About Us

Threads
26,894
Messages
73,865
Members
7,639
Latest member
rohanarya2612
Top Bottom