Telesign Use New RAA Update To Spam Registrars

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I wasn’t sure who was going to be happy about the new RAA docs that were published last night. I guess I now have the answer – Telesign.

Telesign have been trying to get “in” with registrars over the last couple of years but their sales tactics are quite lacking.

Today’s missive arrived in my inbox with the subject line: Registrar Accreditation Agreement Limited Offer

Seriously?

Do they honestly think that now is a good time to try flogging their services?

Well obviously they do:

Hi Michele,

You may have heard about the recent proposed changes to the domain registration process.  If not, feel free to read my colleague’s blog in which he summarizes the proposed changes:

http://www.telesign.com/news-and-events/blog/a-win-win-scenario-for-domain-registrars-and-icann/.

TeleSign Verify fulfills this proposed requirement by verifying phone numbers in real-time.  We have been doing this for many prominent domain registrars for years and wanted to extend a special limited time offer to help you become compliant before it becomes a requirement.

By being proactive rather than reactive, we want to reward forward thinkers:

·        Sign up for a 1 year contract of TeleSign Verify and receive 15% OFF all services for the lifetime of that contract*
·        Sign up for a 2 year contract of TeleSign Verify and receive 30% OFF all services for the lifetime of that contract*

Please feel free to contact me directly so that we can discuss how TeleSign can help.

*This is a limited offer for new customers only.  The contract must be signed prior to July 31, 2012 to be eligible.  Does not apply to accounts under $100 per month.

Regards,

I replied and told him briefly to go read my blog post, but the message isn’t getting through as they now want to talk to me:

Thanks for the response.  I read through your blog and thought it was very interesting.   Do you have 15 minutes for a quick chat on the subject and our other fraud prevention services?

Sorry, but I don’t do business with ambulance chasers.

(I removed the person’s name from the emails to protect the .. fill in the blank yourself!)

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Telesign Use New RAA Update To Spam Registrars

  1. Curtis Brown June 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Michele,
    I notice I am the first to post a comment on your blog. It kind of makes me wonder if others don’t share you sentiments. I’ll tell you, I too received the email, as well as I know a lot of people are not very happy about these new regulations, and I have my own concerns. But the truth is, this has been something we have been tossing around doing long before the idea of it being enforced. I kind of like the idea of someone out there offering solutions and helping us to understand how to quickly comply with the new regulations.
    You say they are taking advantage of these new regulations, but look at all the fraudsters who are taking advantage of the fact that they did not have to verify themselves. And who grabbing account information because the URL looks similar and the graphics look similar to a site they have used and seen before.

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