Weird (old?) transfer request received via 1&1

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randomo

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I just received a transfer request from 1&1 for a domain I recently drop-caught.

I haven't sold the domain, so there's no reason I should receive a transfer request. I figured somebody was trying to scam me. But then I noticed something weird. Here's the relevant part of their email:

"1&1 Internet Ltd. has received a request from 1&1 Internet Inc. on behalf of [some guy's name & address] on 08-Dec-2005 for us to become the new registrar of record."

Isn't it strange that a transfer request from 2005 would be reactivated when the domain gets a new owner? Or does that happen routinely with old transfer requests?
 

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lol...still faster than Moniker...:pound:
 

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Got one too: 03-Aug-2007

A genius in the IT department flushed a bad mail queue.
 

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Just ignore it or they'll put you on their call list for selling you anything and everything they have to offer and if it's not in stock, they'll get it in stock.
 

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Ok, this is getting more bizzare by the minute. I received a return receipt for a valid email I sent to GoDaddy on 11/25/2005 !

It seems that these companies migrated to Outlook, importing long email files; the default settings would send out a return receipt or an automated response.
 

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I wonder if there's some nefarious way to exploit this situation ... ;)
 

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Can you check the email headers, and see if there is one referencing outlook.com ?
 
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