Service Status » Warning - Fake emails claiming to be from '' for 'Domain Verification'

Status Current
Type Unscheduled
Service AU Domain Registrants
Impact Level
Duration 437 Hours, 22 Minutes (Total)
Start Date April 20th, 09:00 +1000 (AEST) , 2021
End Date -

Event updates

Posted at 11:40 +1000 (AEST), Apr 20th, 2021434 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
We have been made aware of multiple registrants of .au domains receiving an email from '' signed off from 'Jonathan B.' asking to provide documentation providing your identity as the domain owner.

Please do not click any links offered in this email and trash/discard it. Requests for verification like this will never come from auDA directly and will be from your domain registrar acting on their behalf.

If you are ever unsure about an email you have received relating to a service with us at VentraIP Australia or any service provider never click any links in the email in question, Either call or log into your account manually via a browser and query support directly to verify what if any actions are required.

Latest update

Posted at 12:28 +1000 (AEST), Apr 20th, 2021433 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
auDA is aware of a phishing scam targeting .au domain name registrants via email. You can find out more here -