Lots of email spam after registering new domain



  • I created a new domain with godaddy last week and now I'm getting a lot of spam emails to the WHOIS email contact, It's privatized but you can still email is using the proxy email I guess.

    I've never had this issue before with any domain with with normal or private registration. The only difference is Goddaddy is involved for this one, No others have been. So are spammers just using a new method with WHOIS data or is godaddy selling your information?

    Almost all of the emails revolve around trying to get you to buy their web design services. One of them was phising email saying I needed to do something on some random site in order not to loose my domain.

    This is all using the WHOIS email, there is no emails listed on the site, just a contact form and that has not been spammed yet.



  • Here's a sample

    I notice registered the domain REMOVED and would like to know if you are looking for a website with responsive design and fully manageable.

    We believe our skills and experience with Web Design and Development can benefit you in having a kind of website that truly reflect your business.

    We are happy to analyze your requirements and create a design mockup for you.

    To proceed with this offer, all you need to do is to submit your requirements with design notes and we will provide you a design mockup within 5 working days.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    John Wick
    Business Development Manager
    Creative Thumb US
    T: 770 776-6022
    E: sales@creativethumbus.com
    W: www.creativethumbus.com
    A: 140 Pelham Ct, Fayetteville, GA 30215

    Disclaimer: The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask mailers to stop spamming them. The above mail is in accordance to the Can Spam act of 2003: There are no deceptive subject lines and is a manual process through our efforts on World Wide Web. You can opt out by sending a blank email to remove@creativethumbus.com.



  • I've seen those with new registrations for a while, but those all were not using the private registration stuff.


  • Banned

    Yep, I see it frequently with .com domains. - Whether through Godaddy or someone else, I think they just use who.is



  • There are automated spam systems that watch for new registrations and just start spamming when they see them created.



  • I wonder how many lines they throw out before they get a bite?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    There are automated spam systems that watch for new registrations and just start spamming when they see them created.

    Fun. I guess they are doing proxy emails too.



  • @IRJ said:

    I wonder how many lines they throw out before they get a bite?

    Are we talking about spam or fishing?



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @IRJ said:

    I wonder how many lines they throw out before they get a bite?

    Are we talking about spam or fishing?

    I am talking about the email you received in particular. I have received emails from the same company


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