James Bladel, GoDaddy’s VP of Public Policy, described their efforts in combatting coronavirus related fraud in a post[1] on the company’s website yesterday.

GoDaddy was among a number of domain registrars who were sent letters last week from the New York Attorney General, seeking their assistance to help crack down on scam sites capitalizing on the current pandemic[2].

In addition to providing their staff the necessary means to investigate and remove scams using their products and services, they are also encouraging the public to help report such sites:

If you encounter a suspected scam site, you can find out where the domain name was registered by performing a whois look-up.

In addition to being an ICANN accredited registrar, GoDaddy is also certified by CIRA to provide .ca registration services.

If you feel that you or a loved one has already been taken advantage of, do also contact local authorities and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

[1] https://www.godaddy.com/garage/godaddy-combats-coronavirus-related-fraud-and-abuse/

[2] https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-york-asks-domain-registrars-to-crack-down-on-sites-used-for-coronavirus-scams/