Becareful with .EU Pre-registration services
DomainAvenue.com has become aware that unsolicited emails are
being sent to its customers (and everywhere) from a company
called ".EU Registry" using email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org,
These notices are asking people to pre-register their .EU domain names
and submit their credit card details online to this so-called ".EU Registry."
Beware of .EU domain SCAM - January 18, 2004
If you receive emails telling you to go to europeanregistry.biz
or registereu.com to pre-register .EU names,
PLEASE BE WARNED THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE FRAUDS. They send unsolicited email ads
(forging our email addresses @domainavenue.com) trying to mislead and deceive
people in order to obtain their credit card details. They clearly have NO
association with DomainAvenue.com. We have already reported this to both
the Specialist Crime Directorate of the Computer Crime Unit at the
New Scotland Yard and the police in PR China.
Read more about .EU Sunrise
Can I pre-register for a .EU domain name now
As at the time of writing (September 3rd, 2003), pre-registration of
.EU domain names is not possible in the .EU Top Level Domain.
(Please refer to information about .EU Sunrise
for details.) This is because the Registry for the .EU Top Level domain has
not yet been selected. Names obviously cannot be registered until
the Registry is in operation. Applications will then need to be
made through registrars who have been formally accredited by
the .EU Registry.
We are aware however that some companies like .EU Registry are
offering to pre-register or reserve domain names, essentially by
offering to make an application for the registration of a domain
name to registrars as soon as the registration process is formally
initiated. Given the risks for confusion, pre-registration services
are not recommended. In any case consumers and companies are
encouraged to check exactly what is and what is not being offered.
Please note that at this time it is not possible to register or
pre-register a .EU domain name with EURid and there are NO
accredited registrars for .EU. If you would like to be alerted
when registrations become possible, please
at click here to contact us.
European Commision Faq about the .EU Top Level Domain
.eu Pre-registration Scams / Pre-register .eu domain names
The EURid official website
Other possible scams or alerts
Email Scam - PayPal.com and eBay.com
Fake renewal notices from Melbourne IT imposter
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.
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),
a Partner of IP Mirror (accredited registrar of ICANN and SGNIG in Singapore).
Please also check out the latest ICANN's Registrant Educational Materials, and Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities, at: