by megawhite Investigator
Investigator

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Hi, I asked this question previously but it was not addressed:

 

From a security standpoint, what is happening to the freeserve.co.uk domain when it expires on 31/7/17?  Will it become available for any crook on the planet to register and begin receiving everyone's emails where they have omitted to change the address?

 

If this is not handled responsibly, for example EE renewing domain registrations and sitting on them to retain control and prevent abuse, I see this being a very bad situation for all customers.  It is completely out of their control who will be able register the domains and receive all customers emails still going these legacy email accounts.

 

This is particularly worrying when considering how password reset mechanisms typically work, they send a reset link to the registered email address.  If a crook registers the domains, they could receive emails and know exactly what sites to go to and the email address to use in order to request a password reset and thus gain control of the account for malicious purposes (fraud, buying goods, blackmail etc).

 

I await your considered response on exactly how this approaching scenario will be handled.

 

Andrew

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EE Employee
Solution

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Good Evening @megawhite

 

After the email closure EE will continue to retain the freeserve.co.uk domain.

 

I hope this answers your query.

 

Thanks - Karen. Smiley Happy

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by megawhite Investigator
Investigator

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

P.S. freeserve.co.uk domain registration information available here for everyone to see:

 

https://who.is/whois/freeserve.co.uk

 

It's been registered since 31-Jul-1998, 19 years ago!

by
EE Employee

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Hi @megawhite

 

I am looking into this now for you.

 

Soon as I have some information I will certainly pass this on.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by
EE Employee

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Hi @GuzizuG and welcome to the Community.

 

I have sent you a private message to gain some information to assist.

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by megawhite Investigator
Investigator

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Why has my original post been moved out of the main topic?

 

Also, any response yet?

 

Andrew

by Grand Master
Grand Master

What's Happening to Orange's Domains After the Closure?

It's a separate issue & a v. good point. It's better & clearer to have your own thread. Your posts will be seen & acted upon wherever they are.

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EE Employee
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Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

Good Evening @megawhite

 

After the email closure EE will continue to retain the freeserve.co.uk domain.

 

I hope this answers your query.

 

Thanks - Karen. Smiley Happy

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

And all the other 8 domains, I presume, @Karen_C?

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EE Employee

Re: Who’s affected by the Orange Email closure?

I assume that will be the case @XRaySpeX

 

But I will certainly double check - just to be sure!

 

Smiley Happy

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