Dear Ryan, Test.biz Is A Real Domain And Not A “Test” Domain And It Is Mine

I got an email with the subject “Transfer Request Authorization from Uniregistrar Corp” asking me to confirm the transfer of my domain name Test.biz to Uniregistrar. The request was made by someone called Ryan with no last name.

Uniregistrar Corp has received a request from Ryan

on Aug 04, 2014 for us to become the new registrar of record.

You have received this message because you are listed as the Registered Name Holder or Administrative contact for this domain name in the WHOIS database.

I just wanted to say to Ryan that Test.biz is a real domain name that is owned by my company. It is not a “test” domain name that you can use to test if Uniregistrar transfers work or not. I am sure that the transfers work so please don’t try to transfer my domain name.

I can only imagine how many similar requests Test.com has received.

Sold.Domains

About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

9 comments

  1. It hasn’t happened often but I have had a couple of random transfer requests for domains which had not been sold on any domain marketplace. I suppose they could have been mistakes but more likely were attempts to steal the domain.

    • It has happened many times to my before. Most are from previous owners that don’t know that they don’t own the domain any more.
      And I guess some are stupid attempts to steal the domain.

      This one seems like something different. Like someone is trying to transfer a “test” domain name. 🙂

  2. I remember bidding in the auction for that one

  3. I had tons of those kinds of transfer requests back in the 90s. It freaked me out at first because I didn’t know that a transfer request can be made on any domain, completely without the domain owner’s involvement.

    I think back then, thieves thought that they had at least some chance that somebody would accidentally approve the transaction.

    I haven’t had more than one or two in the last 10 years, so I’m guessing thieves know better, or the newer locking procedures have made it too difficult.

    I did have two phone-in attempts to hack my GoDaddy account, but they couldn’t crack the 2-step verification.

  4. Now that’s really funny to see someone trying the transfer process at Uniregistry to test and see how it works!

    It has happened to me earlier similar to you and others but from the previous owners who didn’t knew the domain was no longer under their control.

  5. We get plenty on testing.com

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