[RndTbl] snail mail spam ...

Dan Keizer dan at keizer.ca
Fri Mar 22 16:16:30 CDT 2013

Yeah, I think we're looking at it the same way too -- it would be nice
is CIRA (or whatever organization one belongs to) could do some form of
*signing* on their surveys that can be authenticated via their own
website ... sorta like a public key etc ... so that when the email comes
out, one has the ability to confirm ...

on another (somewhat) relevant note -- they have actively supported
dnssec development in the past -- and now, even google supports using it :-)

step in the right direction ... one .. step .. at .. a .. time ...


On 13-03-22 03:18 PM, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> You're quite right, Dan.  I was sloppy when I typed in the
> organization name and domain in my e-mail.  It is indeed "counsel",
> not "council", in both.  So it does seem to be legit after all. Funny
> they don't make things more obvious on their web site, or in the
> branding used in the e-mail, because it really looked suspect to me. 
> With all the scams going on, especially those targeting domain owners,
> you'd think an organization with the wherewithal of CIRA would pay
> more attention to important details like that.
> Anyway, thanks for contacting CIRA about this, Dan.  I had thought
> about doing that myself, but had decided to just let it slide until
> the coincidental arrival in my inbox of this whole discussion thread
> and the second e-mail from the Strategic Counsel.
> Gilles
> On 03/22/2013 12:07 PM, Dan Keizer wrote:
>> I contacted CIRA  -- they do use the Strategic Counsel (note the
>> spelling) to conduct an annual satisfaction survey.  Note, though, that
>> the domain you mentioned is spelled differently and just points to a
>> domain-for-sale page of some sort ...
>> They also indicate it is random and it is possible that an individual
>> would receive more than one request.
>> If you'd like to confirm the authenticity, CIRA has a nice on-line
>> "type" session to ask questions directly to their support people ... or
>> their 1-877-860-1411 number.
>> Dan.
>> On 13-03-22 11:13 AM, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
>>> On a similar vein, have any of you been receiving e-mails from an
>>> organization called "The Strategic Council", asking you to complete a
>>> survey they claim to be on behalf of CIRA?  The strategiccouncil.com
>>> is registered to someone in Toronto, but the survey is on
>>> researchnow.com which is registered in the UK.  CIRA makes no mention
>>> of this survey on its web site, so the e-mail looks quite dodgy to
>>> me.  I've gotten two of these so far and I've just ignored them.
>>> Gilles
>>> On 03/21/2013 08:11 PM, Bill Reid wrote:
>>>> I see that CIRA is very concerned about DRoC.
>>>> Here are some references:
>>>> http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/alleged-domain-slammers-lose-dot-ca-licence-sue-cira-10-million/15404
>>>> http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/cira-investigating-dot-ca-phishing-scammers/145964
>>>> Here is a good summary of the past few years:
>>>> http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/eileen-fisher-gigamom/20121128/scam-alert-domain-registry-of-canada
>>>> -- Bill
>>>> On 20/03/13 23:42, Hartmut W Sager wrote:
>>>>> And CIRA, where are you when we need you? Can't DRoC be deregistered
>>>>> for ".ca"
>>>>> at least, due to unethical practises?
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