Domain name scams hit the National Health Service

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust has become the latest target of domain name resellers using high-pressure sales tactics to dupe organisations into buying extra online addresses at premium prices.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust has become the latest target of domain name resellers using high-pressure sales tactics to dupe organisations into buying extra online addresses at premium prices. Domain Registrar Services (DRS), which has been the subject of numerous complaints, contacted the Trust claiming that a mystery buyer was attempting to register variations of its name. Susan Pollock, web manager at Guy’s, told vnunet.com that three salespeople tried to sell nine domain names to the hospital at a total cost of ВЈ1,400, about ВЈ1,130 more than the average cost of ВЈ30 each to register domain names. Read on: http://www.vnunet.com/News/1136238