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Monday, March 20, 2006

Domain Name Expiration Notice Scam

Two letters come from the grandly named Domain Registry of America. These warn me that two of my domains will be coming up for re-registration in September, and if I don't pay them a bit of money then my websites will be lost forever.

The address of the Domain Registry of America is 56 Gloucester Road (Suite 526), in London, clearly an accommodation address if ever there was one. Beneath a lot of quasi-officialese drivel is the solicitation to punish my credit card up to the tune of £55 per domain.

A quick search on Google shows that the set-up is run by two men, Daniel Klemann and James Tetaka, both popular attendees of courtrooms in Toronto, Canada, where they have already been convicted of this scam, twice in Klemann's case. Despite being told by the judge that they should stop this behaviour they are still at it, operating under the company name 1473253 Ontario Inc, which is run by a Peter Kuryliw, also of Toronto. See for further details.

It gives me great pleasure to post back both "invoices", uncompleted, and without a stamp, back to their accommodation addresses, knowing that the scamsters will incur postal charges.


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At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since these scammers illegally acquired our private addresses and are abusing them in bulk, it's only fair that we post theirs:

Peter Kuryliw
24 Creekside Rd
North York, ON M2M 4E1
Tel: 416-225-8346

Daniel Klemann
4206 19th Ave
Markham, ON L6C 1M2
(905) 927-1185

James Tetaka
2269 Lake Shore Blvd W
Etobicoke, ON M8V 3X6
(416) 503-3153

At 7:37 PM, Blogger gordgoodfellow said...

They appeared to have stopped sending their junk for a while, but it started again about a month ago.

It seems that the $40,000 fine that the scammers got from the Canadian court has not deterred them. Can we infer from this that their racket is so lucrative that $40,000 does not actually erode their profit margins in any significant way? Clearly it hasn't put them off.

So, to the next judge who will preside before these half-wits, take note that you should be fining them $100,000 or perhaps $200,000. That may deter them. $40,000 just didn't do the trick.

In the meantime I take mild pleasure in posting the uncompleted invoices back to them without a stamp. I can only imagine their faces when they open the letters they have just paid excess postage charges on and find out that they've just received ... a pile of junk! Oh, dear!

If everyone who received their muck did the same I'm sure it would affect their ROI to such an extent that they will simply stop doing it.

Or lock the bastards up, of course. That would stop them.

At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Kuryliw also owns and lives at the following address:

Kuryliw P
35 Mariner Terr
Toronto, ON M5V 3V9

At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Last address's number is hooked up to a fax. I faxed him my invoice :D DO IT!


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