Adminstrative Contact

The administrative contact is used for a variety of attacks:

-E-mail addresses that can be compromised or hacked (like Sarah Palin) or a keystroke logger could be installed on your system by a hacker.

-Abandoned e-mail addresses for free e-mail services such as Yahoo or Hotmail.  The attacker can simply sign up for the account and take over the domain.  A variation of this is to look for expired domains used for the administrative e-mail.  the domain can be registered new and the e-mail account set up to take control of the domain.

-False domain renewals notices can be sent to the e-mail address with the intent of capturing the login credentials.

-False offers of a domain purchase in order to get the owner to pay for an “appraisal.”