Do Not Reply to This Blog Post!
A warning from American Business Media's CTO.
Shrinking advertising revenue. Layoffs. Foldings. A recession. You’d think b-to-b publishers have enough to worry about without, say, an international SPAM conspiracy. You’d think.
Via American Business Media‘s chief technology officer:
From: Joshua Kuvin
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:18 PM
To: Dylan Stableford
Subject: Crucial ABM-CTO Message
If you receive a foreign e-mail from any country or anyone stating that you are in danger of losing your Company or Brand’s Domain Name (in China .cn; or Germany .de; or Europe .eu; or even the United States .us)
Do not reply! ~ If you wish to have these domains, you can register these domain extensions yourself using GoDaddy.com, Register.com or any others.
By replying, you are actually alerting these foreign e-mail spammers (mostly from China and Hong Kong) that your Web site, Brand or Company is a valuable commodity. They will purchase the foreign domain name extension and try selling it back to you.
Just a heads-up from your Association’s CTO (and you may want to forward this message to your employees).
Joshua Kuvin, Chief Technical Officer