LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has received reports that a phishing email from “email@example.com” has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.
The firstname.lastname@example.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from “email@example.com”, which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the “firstname.lastname@example.org” address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to email@example.com.
For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.