I got an email from someone named “Scott York, SLY Media” trying to sell me a domain name that is currently in auction at Namejet.
The domain name is integratedcircuits.com. I immediately checked whois and saw that the domain is in “Pending Renewal or Deletion” status and is in an auction at Namejet. I asked how much and I was quoted a $2,000 price.
The email came from Scott York, firstname.lastname@example.org. I have no idea what the seller’s bid alias is.
This person that is using a fake name is trying to negotiate a sale before the auction ends. If he/she reaches a deal for $2,000 he/she probably will bid up to certain amount that allows them to get some profit. I suggest that anyone in this auction be very careful or they might get bid up.
This has happened to me a few times before. One time it was from Prakhar Bindal that was the winning bidder of iWire.com for $7,777 that was trying to sell the domain before he had paid for it at Snapnames.
I believe that Namejet should do something about this problem.
Here is the email, including headers, from the people trying to sell integratedcircuits.com.
You own a name very similar to a domain name we recently received an offer on, Integratedcircuits.com.
Before this name is gone for good, I wanted to ask if you feel the domain would be of benefit to you.
If you would give me a call at +1 (818) 964 1115 or send a quick reply via email letting me know it would be most appreciated.
PS: If there is someone else I should reach out to regarding this please let me know or be so kind to forward this on to him or her.
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|Date:||Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:41:17 -0800 [11/01/2015 16:41:17 UTC]|
|From:||Scott York <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: Integratedcircuits Domain|
|To:||Konstantinos Zournas <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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