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65,000+ NFT-Related Domains and Subdomains: Possible Vehicles for NFT Scams?

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As non-fungible tokens (NFTs) become increasingly popular and valuable, related scams are also on the rise. Since these scams utilize domain names and websites, WhoisXML API examined the registration of NFT-related domain names, fortifying our findings with WHOIS and IP intelligence. Our analysis revealed:

  • 34,000+ domains registered over time as of 17 January 2022 containing the text strings “nft” + mint,” “opensea,” “metamask,” “axie,” “nifty,” and “theta”
  • 2,000+ NRDs containing the text strings “nft” + “mint,” “opensea,” “metamask,” “axie,” “nifty,” and “theta” registered between 17 December 2021 and 17 January 2022
  • 32,000+ subdomains registered as of 17 January 2022 containing the text strings “nft” + “mint,” “opensea,” “metamask,” “axie,” “nifty,” and “theta”
  • 1,400+ subdomains containing the text strings “nft” + “mint,” “opensea,” “metamask,” “axie,” “nifty,” and “theta” added between 17 December 2021 and 17 January 2022
  • 3,000+ IP resolutions of the 2,200+ NRDs, pointing to 1,800+ unique IP addresses
  • 200+ possibly cybersquatting domains, along with their WHOIS records, using the text string “nft” along with famous brand names, specifically “paypal,” “adidas,” “jpmorgan,” “apple,” “cocacola,” “mcdonald,” “nike,” “walmart,” “google,” and “rolex”

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