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Fake renewal notices from Melbourne IT imposter

DomainAvenue.com has become aware that unsolicited notices are being sent to its customers from a Melbourne IT imposter using an email address like noreply@melbourneit.com or noreply@melbourneit.com.au etc. These notices are asking people to submit their credit card details to what appears to be a Melbourne IT branded web site. (Melbourne IT is one of our ICANN Registrar Partners). The email usually contains:

  1. Claims to be Melbourne IT
  2. Claims that the registrant's domain name will be deleted within 3 days and is urgently due for renewal; and
  3. 3. Asks the registrant to access the online facility and make payment to renew the domain name at, for example, www.melbourneit.com:cgi-bin@24.194.47.47:8080 (note that the above URL appears to be changing).
The entity sending these notices has no association with our partner, Melbourne IT. The notices appear to be intended to mislead and deceive the registrants in order to obtain their credit card details.

We were notified that Melbourne IT is pursuing this matter down a number of avenues to try to ensure that the online facility is rendered inoperable. Melbourne IT has also reported the matter to the relevant police authorities.

We hereby strongly advise that you should not give out your credit card details to this scam site. Your renewal notice should only comes from Wyith Limited d/b/a DomainAvenue.com, and not Melbourne IT or anyone else.

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Wyith Limited is the official Registrar of .IT domain names with the Registration Authority Italiana (Italy), Registrar of Denmark .DK domain names with DK-Hostmaster (Denmark), Registrar for French .FR domain names with AFNIC (France), Registrar for .UK Internet domain names, Nominet UK Ltd (United Kingdom), Registrar of Austria .AT domain names with NIC-AT (Austria), Registrar of Filipino .PH domain names with Domains PH (Philippines), Official Partner of the Russian Regional Network Information Center for .RU and .SU (Soviet Union) names, Registered Reseller of Australian Domain Administration (auDA, Australia) of Australian .AU domain names, and Official Reseller of the Vietnam Registrar HI-TEK (Vietnam).

Wyith Limited is also a Registrar member of the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC), a non-profit-making and non-statutory corporation responsible for the administration of Internet domain names under the .HK ccTLD.

Network Solutions (Verisign, USA), Melbourne IT (Australia), TPP Internet (Australia), WebNIC.cc (Malaysia), IP Mirror (Singapore), ChinaDNS (PayCenter.com.cn, China), Register.com (USA)

Wyith Limited d/b/a DomainAvenue.com is the Key Strategic Channel Partner of the Melbourne IT Limited d/b/a Internet Names Worldwide, a Gold Level VIP Partner of Network Solutions, Inc. (USA), an Authorised Reseller of TPP Internet in Australia, a Premier Partner of Web Commerce Communications in Malaysia, an Authorised Agent of ChinaDNS d/b/a PayCenter.com.cn (China) (ChinaDNS is also a CNNIC-accredited registrar), a Reseller of Register.com, Inc. (USA), and a Partner of IP Mirror (accredited registrar of SGNIG in Singapore).



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