However - you can 'protect' your company name by registering the domains with them FIRST - and it will only cost you 1500GBP for the 6 domains.
Quite a bargain at today's exchange rate - only $2635 for 6 domains!!
I just spoke with the "head of registrations" on behalf of a client of mine - and once I pointed out that a Stratford, Ontario citizen had already filed a police report and which has made the news online already - the 'gentleman' could not get off the phone fast enough.
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Obviously another twist on those lovely letters and faxes notifying you that your domain is about to expire - but of course it's not from YOUR registrar.
We would not even have followed up on this except that the calls to customer support were purportedly from Vertex's legal counsel, and it sounded quite official - 4 urgent calls within 90 minutes - and as the client is a payment processor, it was thought that perhaps someone was using the company as part of the scam......but no, that was not quite the case - they really thought that we would fall for the deal and register the domains ourselves to 'protect' the company name....
Needless to say - we are pursuing this further - but thought I would give the Warrior's a heads up, as this one is a bit more sophisticated than the usual ones.
Tacky, tacky people - too bad they can't make a living the honest way.........