Australia's domain name regulator, auDA (.au Domain Administration), has warned of a circulating phishing scam targeting Australian domain name holders
The scam includes an unsolicited email purporting to be from an auDA staff member. The email asks the recipient to provide copies of identity documents, such as their passport, driver's licence and Medicare card, and threatens cancellation of the recipient's domain name within 24 hours.
While Australian domain names have eligibility requirements, these do not include verifying your identity with auDA.
If in doubt as to an Australian domain name registration, check with your domain name service provider, seek professional advice from your IT professional or an IP lawyer, contact us or contact auDA via their official website.
It is prudent to be suspicious of unexpected emails and to implement and follow good IT security practices, including engaging in regular cybersecurity awareness training.
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