Asia Domain Name Registration scam

Just spreading the word about a scam email I received. See the Bloptimization blog for an explanation and don’t be taken in. Here’s how it started:

From: liza

> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 17:03:21 +0800
> To: {Me}
> Subject: Domain name of mppllc (TO CEO)
>
>
> Dear CEO,
> We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, deal with the
> domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have
> something important need to confirm with your company.
> On the Jan 28, 2008, we received an application formally. One company
> named “Mic-firstone International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register
> following
> Domain names:
> mppllc.cn
> mppllc.com.cn
> mppllc.net.cn
> mppllc.org.cn
> mppllc.hk
> mppllc.cc
> mppllc.tw
> mppllc.mobi
> mppllc.asia
> Internet brand keyword:
>
> mppllc
>
> through our body.
>
> After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names
> applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.
> We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are
> dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of
> Mic-firstone International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this
> issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
>
> Best Regards,
> Liza Ding
> _______________________________
>
> Asia Domain Name Registration Limited
> Tel:00852 3059 3057
> Fax:00852 3059 3080
> Email:Liza@asiadns.net.cn
> Web:www.asiadnr.net  www.domaininasia.org

I emailed them back, confirming ownership of mppllc.com and received this reply:

Dear  Sir,
>
> We understand your meaning, and it is our responsibility to inform you. We
> knew you have registered the domain name “mppllc.com” and own the
> intellectual property, this is why we informed you. But now Mic-firstone
> company do not want to register your trademark or domain name
> “mppllc.com”, they wanted to apply for other domain names and keyword you
> have not registered yet. Because domain name takes open registration, this
> is international domain name registration principle. So Mic-firstone
> company or every other third party all has right to register it. As a
> domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. So
> required by our government to inform your company to protect your
> interest.
>
> As the owner of “mppllc.com”, you will get the priority to register these
> domain names and keyword. Of course, each company has their own idea. If
> you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give
> up, we will finish their registration. But if you think their registration
> will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send a dispute
> application form to you and help you register these within dispute period.
> This is the only way to prevent domain name grab. Hope get your decision
> ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Liza Ding
> ____________________________

I asked them to send the “dispute application form,” and got this in reply:

Dear  David,

Attached dispute application form, pls check. We just could help you to dispute these domain name when we get you application form .pls note, all of the registration procedure are all in the application form, pls progress our work follow it. So please fill in and return to us ASAP.Thank’s

Best Regards,
Liza Ding
____________________________

As you can probably guess, the “Domain name&Internet brand keyword Disputed Applicication form” is not a dispute form at all, but an order form, with exorbitant rates to register domains. Here’s the price list:

Single registration fee:
(.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn)Domain name:160USD/ 5 Years Per Name
(.hk/.tw)  Domain name:405USD/ 5 Years Per Name
(.mobi) Domain name:320USD/ 5 Years Per Name
(.cc) Domain name:340USD/ 5 Years Per Name
(.asia)  Domain name:840USD/ 5 Years Per Name
.Internet brand keyword: 705EUR/ 5 Years Per Name

And of course that gave it away right there.

I don’t think these scammers will score too many hits because they are just too greedy. They’d probably make more money by charging a “dispute resolution processing fee” or some other kind of innocuous service charge rather than going for the big score.

January 29, 2008

69 thoughts on “Asia Domain Name Registration scam”

  1. Got the same email, though I emailed them back after the first contact, and “Vivien Yi” actually called me. When I asked her questions, she would pause as if looking for the answer on a written page. Told her to send me the application but haven’t looked at it yet. My first thought was that it might be a marketing ploy to get people to buy domain names. But we all have the little demons inside that say, “what if …”

  2. I got a phone call from a woman claiming to be from the U.K. with a similar scam and a thousand pound fee that the other party was going to pay. She started the call by asking for the manager or legal department. So naturally I said, hold on please, waited a moment, and changed my voice. I stayed on the phone with her until I got bored, and she never tried to close – just to see if it would “bother me” that someone registered.

  3. Thanks for this post – got the email, searched the net to see if it was a scam as I thought, and came up with this blog, so thanks for the useful help… Dave

  4. got the same email today. was a bit worried initially, but then like Dave, did a google search and landed on this page. thank heavens. great work guys! can we do something to tackle such people? i will try and see if i can make a formal complaint against such looters.

  5. I got a similar mail on 5th Feb 2008 thats today, and searched the net and came to this page. Thanks guys for very useful information. I have deleted their mail.
    But now I plan to get at least top 5 domains for me like .net .info .org .us and .biz which is very cheep available on other registrars. Just in case we become still more popular.

  6. Dear sir,

    Greetings from Sudan. Just got the same nonsense, smelled something (used to thousands of Nigerian scams of course), did my google and got the confirmation I was looking for. Thanks David.

    Trygve in Khartoum

  7. We received the same email today and immediately became suspicious because the alleged cybersquatter was identified with two different names. Thanks for the blog post!

  8. one of my client got an email with same stuff. My client got puzzled and informed me. I got clicked only when I too received a similar email. This is a way too unlawful way to make people pay and buy Domains which they do not need and are useless (Country level Doimains). I hope nobody gets fooled by these scammers and loose money invain.

  9. I can confirm the same pattern, here is their reply after telling them that our domain is a registered trademark:
    “I am Andy Wang. We had discussed the case about your company’s domain names. We did not receive your reply until now. If so, we will think you have given up these domain names. So we will help Tianyo company register these domain names after 3 workdays. Tianyo company will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute questions about intellectual property right and trade mark after they succeed in registration. If you would like to register by yourselves, pls reply to me whin 3 workdays. “

  10. I got exactly the same mail and got suspicious about it. I’m quite happy I also found this blog. I have no intention to reply to them and I’m going to divulge this information within my group.
    Thanks.

  11. Thankyou so much for posting this website. I also recieved this email today from China and was really nervous. I did a google search on domaine scams and found your site! Here is a little sample letter I recieved. Thank you!!

    We are Shanghai NET Network Service Co.,Ltd,which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you. We received a formal application from a company who is called “Lawson(USA)Venture Capital Co.,Ltd” are applying to register your company domain name as their domain name and Internet Brand in China and also in Asia, etc…

  12. 2007.11.12 — More than 15,000 applications received for new .Asia domain — Interest in the new .Asia domain is gaining momentum as the second phase of registration begins November 13 2007

    Experts predict that 95 percent of all South Korean households will be wired for broadband Internet by the year 2010. Ninety-four percent of Japanese homes will have broadband access, with Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia expected to be nearly 80 percent wired. By 2010, China will have replaced the US as the largest Internet market in the world.†

  13. Hi – we received the standard scam emails (2 of them) today. One from Jeff Chan at “asiadnr.org” and the other from Lucy Li at “Xingyu Holdings Limited”. Like most others, I googled the company name and your website displayed. Thankyou for the information about these scammers – the “delete” key is about to be used on the 2 emails! Thanks again.

  14. Thanks for the heads up. I replied, letting them know I would pass it on to our Honk Kong branch for further investigation.

  15. Dear CEO,

    We are an institution specialized in the dispute of .asia domain name and Internet brand, Asia Domain Name Registrar.

    On June.19th,2008, one International Investment Corporation submitted the application of .ASIA domain name and internet brand of “deleted” to us,we are dealing with it now.
    Through our investigation, this name is the same with your company’s brand. In order to avoid possible dispute, we need to confirm with your company’s responsible person.
    Because .asia domain name and internet brand are very important resources and also sole.
    pls ask your company’s responsible person to contact us asap!
    Thanks!

    Best regards

    Jack Li

    Asia Domain Name Registrar
    TEL : 86-21-312 609 71
    FAX : 86-21-312 609 72
    Skype: asiadomainname
    Email: jack@domainnic.asia
    Web:www.domainnic.asia

  16. Here’s another one my partner got today:

    From: kelly.sun
    Date: 2008/6/23
    Subject: Medpharma LLC Domain Name& Internet keyword Registration
    To:

    Dear Medpharma LLC,

    This is Beijing Erimart Network Service Co, Ltd , which is domain name registrant in China. A formal application dated on Jun 23st from one company requested ” mppllc” as their Chinese top-level domain name (.cn/.hk etc) and internet keyword. Due to the possibility of involving your company name or trade mark, we bring this into your attention immediately in view of your priority and IPR according to the registration procedure. Please contact us for protective prior registration of those domains or learning more about it.

    Kind Regards

    Kelly.sun

    Tel: +86-10-82781282(ext. 8042 )

    Fax: +86-10-62477798

    Email: kelly.sun@erimart-china.com.cn

    Beijing Erimart Network Service Co, Ltd

    Website: http://www.erimart.com

  17. similar email received here tonight, thanks for posting about this; found it first when searching out if it was a scam.

  18. Well, first it was a rumor, then an unconfirmed report, and now it’s a deal. Microsoft is buying Powerset.

    Microsoft confirmed the acquisition Tuesday on its Live Search blog.

    “We’re excited to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Powerset, a San Francisco-based search and natural language company,” the company said in the blog posting. Powerset workers will join Microsoft’s core search relevance team and remain based in San Francisco. The company said that Powerset’s technology will complement existing natural language processing work being done inside Microsoft’s research unit.

  19. I have had extensive correspondence with them. I signed for the application for registering .asia and .com.cn for 20 years. Plus the domain keyword. They sent INVOICE for 6400 euros. All 20 years to be paid in advance! Then something started to smell. They are calling and sending emails with validities etc. I told them that due to the fact of invoicing me 6400 e, I have sent all data to our Embassy in China (Finland) for investigations and also to the Embassy of China in Finland. Now it has been more or less quite from their side. Anyhow these jerks should be nailed. They can not go FREE and do this from day to day.
    Their banks on the invoices, surprisingly are :
    1. DRESDNER BANK AG, Frankfurt
    2. ING BANK, BRUSSELS

    Br. Mikael

  20. 7-17-08 received the same scam. Since the email didn’t specify what my keywords were that some one else was trying to grab, I was suspicious it was a generic email. I’m tempted to get their bank details and pass on to the Nigerian million dollar scam artists! Thanks for this blog – very helpful to many. http://www.flexiparts.com

  21. Thats just classic! I just received one as well and thought I’d google to see if anyone else had received them. Not quite as good as the person a while ago telling us someone was trying to registered several domains in the middle east with a related name, and an “Internet Brand” for our name which they claimed if someone type the word in the address bar without a domain that it would come up (most likely with their plugin installed only).

  22. I received the same scam letter format as reported here.
    My question is: How do I register legitimately in places like China, UK, Ireland, etc?
    What are typical costs, procedures? How do we get to a non scam source?

  23. Got another one today from angus@wtl.hk.cn

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the August 10, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Pressprich International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    mppllc.net.cn
    mppllc.org.cn
    mppllc.com.hk
    mppllc.com.tw
    mppllc.hk
    mppllc.tw
    mppllc.cc
    mppllc.tv
    mppllc.mobi
    mppllc.name
    mppllc.asia
    Internet brand:
    mppllc
    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Pressprich company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Angus
    Auditing Department
    ————————————————-
    Tel: +852-3059 3057
    Fax: +852-3059 3080
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia

  24. I received a similar email today from Erimart, China and this was backed up by a phone call from a domain name registration company based in Nottingham who wanted me to buy 7 domain names for 10 years. Initially I believed it and almost bought them but now I am really annoyed that so much of my time has been wasted checking this out.

  25. received same scam letter but lucky i came acrross your blog through Google search as i was dialing their number in Hongkong. needless to say, i hung up the phone! Thanks for excellent job in putting up this information on the net!
    Regards

  26. I had this from a Paker Lin of AsiaDNS:

    Dear Principal,

    We are a professional domain name registration organization in Hong Kong, which is mainly responsible for domain name registration and dispute. We have some points need to confirm with your company on your company’s intellectual property right on Internet.

    On Aug,25th,2008, we have received an application form on domain name registration from a so called “Feixue invest Ltd”. They put forward to register the following domain names:

    Names Withheld

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names keyword is identical with your trademark. So we intend to confirm with you if your company consigned them to register through us. If you do not have any idea about this company and has no affiliation with them, we doubt they have other motivation. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration. In order to deal with this issue better, please make sure to let your relevant director deliver the confirmation with written version to us as soon as possible.

    PS:If you are not in charge of this matter,please transfer this email to appropriate dept.

    Best Regards,
    Paker Lin.
    Auditing Department.

    Tel: 00852-3059-3057
    Fax: 00852-3177-1520 00852-3177-1510
    Email: paker@skasia.hk.cn
    Directly: paker.lin@asiadns.net.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    Tut tut!

  27. We also had a call yesterday from Sarah at livebwd.com 0870 716 9699
    The same story, someone in Swansea was trying to register 5 domains with similar names to ours etc. We could have them if we wanted for £500 registered for the next 10 years. We declined!
    Interestingly you cannot register a .co.uk domain for 10 years (at least not at one stretch) and this was one of the tld’s being offered to us.
    Also more interestingly, these domains are still available today – so our mystery bidder apparently a Mr J Hewitt must have backed out at the last minute. I’ve no doubt that this will be one of Sarah’s favourite names so you can expect to see him appear again. Of course Mr Hewitt’s location will be changed to match your own. Final interesting point, just in case anyone still has doubts that these people may be genuine.
    They have only registered their own domain for 12 months, it was registered on 4 Aug 2008 and their registrant details are concealed by a third party Whois Guard service. I’ll predict that we won’t see http://www.livebdw.com around for very long. Now if only I could do the same with the lottery.

  28. May be you are all wrong ,Our company’s .cn domain name had been registered by others .And then I reget it through Asia domain name registrar .So I think their service is quite wonderful!

  29. Here’s another one I got today. Most of the language is the same but there is an attempt to be a little more convincing.

    There is a not-too-persuasive “confidentiality notice” at the bottom and a logo attached. You’ve just got to love the name of the supposed company “Arrogant day”!
    It’s signed by “Mark,” a Western name.

    Interestingly this one was caught by Google’s spam filter, whereas most of the others have come straight through.

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Sep.10.2008,, we received an application formally. One company named “Arrogant day Limited liability company ” applied for following:

    the domain names:

    mppllc.net
    mppllc.net.cn
    mppllc.org.cn
    mppllc.hk
    mppllc.tw
    mppllc.com.tw
    mppllc.in
    mppllc.asia

    Internet brand keyword
    Mppllc

    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand keyword and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Arrogant day Limited liability company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me by email or telephone as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Mark

    TEL:00852 9566 0205(TEL)
    00852 9566 0103(TEL)

    FAX:00852-8226 1055(FAX)

    Website: http://www.west-technology.net/

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in ASIA please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  30. Got this one today, now we have a Jack.

    Dear Manager,

    We received a formal application on intending to register “cranecams” as their domain name and Internet brand in China and also in Asia from an investment company on Sept.17th,2008. During our audit period, we find that this Investment company has no trade mark, brand or patent. As a professional institution of domain name registration, we have reasons to suspect this investment company to be a domain name grabber. Therefore, we need your confirmation on two points as follows.
    First of all, whether this investment company is your business partner or distributor in China?
    Secondly, whether you need these domain names? (According to the rules of domain name registration, the investment company will be entitled to obtain a domain name but not need the permission from the original trademark owner.) If you are not in charge of this issue, please transfer this email to the right department.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China or in Asia, please DO NOT reply. We will automatically think that this application was from your business partner after our audit period.

    Jack

    Asia Domain Name Registrar
    TEL : 86-21-312 609 71
    FAX : 86-21-312 609 72
    Email: jack@asiadomainnameregistrar.com
    Web:www.domainorg.net.cn

  31. They are still at it! I rec’d the same requested as posted above. Checked with my domian name company – Network Solutions – and they said to place a ‘filter’ on my emails so as not to allow receipt of future emails from this source.

  32. Did no one pick up on post #39 above by “Kjell Brealt”…?

    That’s one of the scammers, or someone that works with them. They have visited my site after I started posting about this scam and make the same lame comments and in fact, even accused ME of being a Chinese domain registrar! I do have a domain reseller account, but I don’t work with the public in domain sales, so I gain nothing by helping to expose this scam.
    Good Luck!

  33. I have sent the following reply to the same email I recently received….

    Dear Angela,

    After receiving your email, my legal department has come up with the following conclusions;

    1. You have falsely represented your company, YiGuan China Co,Ltd, as the Domain Name Registrar in China and used this representation in an attempt to sell DNS services. As DNS services are regulated by Federal Law, your deceptive marketing practices are a FEDERAL OFFENCE that may be brought for prosecution in a Federal Court of Law. My company may also take civil action against your company or lodge a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

    2. With regards to the alleged application for domain name registration by Haitong Investment company, my company’s legal team will monitor this situation closely. Should Haitong Investment register any domain name that infringes on my company’s intellectual property rights, my company will be forced to take action to redress this.

    This action could be a claim against Haitong Investment under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Remedies under the ACPA include actual damages or statutory damages up to $100,000 per domain name and a court order that the domain name(s) be transferred to the mark owner. The sole remedy under the UDRP is that the domain name be placed on hold or transferred back to the mark owner.

    In addition to civil litigation my company would choose to have this matter resolved through the United Nations Trademark and Copyright Agency – WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization)

    My company would also seek to include YiGuan China Co,Ltd in any charges brought against Haitong Investment, as there is evidence here that these two companies are working together and/or operated by the same principles.

    Angela, in the first case I strongly recommend that you cease and desist in your deceptive marketing practices. If they continue past this point, my legal team will be taking further against to identify you through your web hosting company and bring full legal action upon you individually, and any company that you may be making these representations on behalf of.

    In the second, my legal team will monitor this situation closely.

    Sincerely

    Director General
    ########

  34. Hi, this is Michael from Germany, it seems we have received the same E- Mail as mentioned above, maybe the first in Germany? After searching the wtl.hk.cn, which was the sender of the E- mail, we found this information. Thanks to all

  35. They are still active…

    Just got one today:

    Dear CEO/Manager,

    We are a domain name registration center in HongKong, mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On Aug 20, 2009 we received a formal application from a company who is applying to register several domains, using “asuta” as the internet keyword. After investigation, we find that you are the original user of the keyword. Such similar domain cases may involve your company name or trade mark, and may cause website confusion and conflicts. For a responsible attitude, we inform you here and your opinion, in order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by email or telephone ASAP.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind Regards,

    Faithe

    Phone: +852-31757931 (8001)
    Fax: +852-31757932
    Email: Faithe.Lee@hk-nsc.hk
    Website: www .hknsc .hk

    Confidentiality Statement:
    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

    After I told the to go f**k themselves they got angry and responded:

    我操你大爷,你个杂碎,OK?你他妈的就是一个贱人,去死吧,狗日的东西,你鼻子里面插根葱就想冲大象啊?你个傻B OK?
    Google translation:

    I speak of your uncle, you are a chop suey, OK? Hell you are a slut, Death, dogs on the East and West, inserted inside the root of your nose red onion want the elephant ah? You are a silly B OK?

  36. buzzboats.com

    I just got this email and these idiots are telling me the same thing. This scam is all about scaring you into buying other domain names in China. Don’t fall for this scam! If you own the domain name… no one else can sell it. They are trying to get you to buy .com, .net, and all of the domain names that could be associated to your domain name. But, they are trying to sell domain names that end in XXX.com.cn …
    all of the domain names are in China with this email I just received.

  37. Thanks for posting this! I got the spam email today and checked teh googles to find you. But, now I’m envious of Carolyn and tempted to reply to see what they would say about my uncle. 😉

  38. Got a similar email yesterday and decided to google the company name, I’m so glad I did, thank you all for the heads up on this scam.

    Cathy

  39. Thanks for the heads up! I also got this email. I figured it was trash but had never heard of this scam before. So I googled it and was glad to come to this blog for confirmation.

    I was a skeptical person before the internet…now I’m even more so. Not really an endearing trait, but I prefer it to being gullible.

  40. oh my, really thank you for posting this… my president director got the similar email as follows:

    Dear President,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

    We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with the global company’s domain name registration and internet Intellectual property right’s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.

    On August 17, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “MSIQ Global Holdings, Ltd” wanted to applied for the Network Brand ” timas ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling this registration, and we found that the keyword of these domain names and network brand is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign MSIQ Holdings to register these domain names and network brand, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
    2. If your company have nothing to do with MSIQ Holdings, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of MSIQ Holdings yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. I’d like to confirm with you whether you are the Principal of this company. If you are, I will feedback some problems to you; if you are not, please forward my words to your company’s Principal. We need your Principal’s reply. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best Regards,
    Jacky Cheung
    Auditing Director
    ———————————————-

    Hongkong Headquarter:
    Tel: 00852-8135-9178
    : Fax: 00852-8135-9278
    : Email: Jacky@bestnet.hk
    : Web: http://www.bestnet.hk

    so this is total scam?
    can anyone please inform me?

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  42. Im not going to say what everybody else has already said, nonetheless I do want to comment in your information of the topic. Youre truly nicely-informed. I cant think about how a whole lot of this I merely wasnt aware of. Thanks for bringing additional information to this matter for me. Im truly grateful and really impressed.

  43. Our business, an Internet marketing services provider, received two emails from “Jason Fang” today. While investigating what felt like a scam to fool businesses into registering additional domains names that they don’t need, this site came up in search results for the phone number provided in the scam email signature:

    Auditing Department
    AnHui Office:
    Phone: 0086-5515120117
    Fax: 0086-5515123308
    Postal Code:230022
    Address:Room 807,Building 17,AnGao World Cities,No. 99,WangJiang West Road,HeFei,AnHui Province,China ShangHai Headquarters:
    Postal Code:201315
    Address: Room 1303,No.11,Lane 788,Xiupu Road,Nanhui District,ShangHai,China
    2011-12-26

    Thanks for maintaining this post to warn other businesses marketing on the Internet to beware these kind of scam artists, who based on the date of the original post and early comments, have been at this game for a while.

    Unfortunately, those that don’t research these kinds of unsolicited offers can and do become victims, wasting precious marketing budget on registering domain names unnecessarily.

  44. Thank you for posting this…I almost want to register.

    ================================

    Dear Manager,

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China and Asia.
    On April 9th 2012, We received Tianhua Ltd’s application that they are registering the name ” fantastic ” as their Internet Keyword and ” fantastic .cn “、” fantastic .com.cn ” 、” fantastic .asia “domain names etc.., they are China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so we are sending you this email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    John
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
    Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
    Tel: +86 216191 8696
    Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
    Fax: +86 216191 8697
    Web: http://www.ygnetworkltd.com

  45. From: Jeff [mailto:Jeff@pnsl.hk]
    Sent: 18 June 2012 14:34
    To: meena
    Subject: About “xxxxxxxxx” Domain dispute
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO & Manager,

    We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with the global companies’ domain name registration and internet Intellectual property right protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 15,2012, we received an application formally.One company named “JuTian Group Inc” wanted to applied for the Web brand” xxxxxxxxxxx” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that these names and Web brand is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign JuTian company to register these domain names and web brand, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
    2. If your company has nothing to do with JuTian company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Web Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of JuTian company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, I want to confirm that are you the corporate representative of this company? If you are, I will feedback some problems to you; if you are not, please forward my letter to your company’s corporate representative.

    We need your definite answer.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best Regards,

    Jeff Chan

    Auditing Department

    ——————————–
    Tel: +00852 2272 2617
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email: Jeff@pnsl.hk
    Website: http://www.pnsl.hk

  46. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these scam notes but here’s a new one that just came in.

    (It’s very urgent, so please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person. Thanks a lot.)

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on January 4, 2013 that a company claimed “Toptelly Company ” were applying to register “mppllc” as their Net Brand and some “mppllc” Asian countries top-level domain names through our firm.

    Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company’s, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Toptelly Company ” Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    Tom Qian (Mr.)
    Senior Consultant Manager

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