Did someone just try to hijack the lesjones.com domain?

I got this email from GoDaddy saying that the transfer of lesjones.com to GoDaddy failed. I didn’t try to transfer my domain. So what happened – did someone try to hijack the domain?

Re: Transfer of LESJONES.COM


GoDaddy received a request on February 11, 2014 for us to become the new registrar of record.

You received this message because you’re listed as the Registered Name Holder or Administrative contact for this domain name. If you’re not the Account Holder, or you’re transferring the domain to a new owner, please forward this email to the appropriate Account Holder to complete the transfer process.


IMPORTANT: If the steps below are not completed, the domain name(s) listed above will NOT be transferred to us.
When  authorizing this transfer, you’ll  be prompted to provide the following Transfer IDs:Transaction ID: [REDACTED]
Security Code: [REDACTED]

To proceed with the transfer, follow the instructions here:

NOTE: After a domain transfer is complete, you cannot transfer it to another registrar for 60 days, apart from transferring back to the original registrar in cases where both registrars so agree or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

If you DO NOT WANT the transfer to proceed, do not respond to this message.

If you have any questions about this process, contact us by email at support@godaddy.com, or by phone at (480) 505-8877.


One Response to Did someone just try to hijack the lesjones.com domain?

  1. Chris Range says:

    I would say yes. It is more difficult to pull with private registrations. Dreamhost has domain locking and other safeguards.