New GoDaddy Phishing Email: “Immediate Verification Required”
I want to share another GoDaddy account phishing email that is playing on the ICANN verification requirements to get people to open the email and possibly click a link to a phishing website. One giveaway is the link to a non-GoDaddy owned website that tries to give people the impression it is associated with the company. The email subject is “Immediate Verification Required” and it may have one of your domain names listed as well.
I won’t mention the website used to avoid giving it publicity, but if you click any links (or paste links into a browser), make sure the website is the one you intend to visit. In addition, the GoDaddy email should have your name or registrant name, and any email requiring action should have a corresponding notification in your account to confirm that it is an outstanding issue.
If you ever have a question about whether or not a domain name is a phishing email, or if you know it is, you can report a phishing email to GoDaddy very easily and they can confirm.
Here is the content of the email:
As of Dec 1, 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.
You have registered one or more domains from Godaddy Inc. and verification of the Registrant email address is required for these domain name(s) to remain active. Please click the link below to verify the email address. You have until 01/01/2015 to verify this email address. After this date, the domain name(s) will be suspended until the email address is verified. please cut-and-paste the following URL into an open web browser to complete the verification process:
Once you click the link, your email address will be instantly verified and there is nothing further for you to do on the following domains:
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