Domain Name Registration Spam – Scam

The Domain Name Scam

The Chinese Domain Name Scam is taking proportions and many of us received scary emails starting with this paragraph:
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 Nov 26, 2010, we received an application formally, one company named “Fake Company Holdings Ltd.” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “yourCompanyName.com” and some domain names through our body.

Now at first sight this looks very scary and the first reaction is to reply. Don’t do that. Delete the email right away and don’t bother unless protecting the Trademark is an issue for you. Read these two posts about how this scam messages can help you with that:
Domain Names Scam Explained
Trademark and Domain Names Protection

How does the Domain Name Scam work?

The spammer collects information from the Domain Name registration which is, in most of the cases, public. This information contains the owner name, the email address, and of course the Domain Name. This information is the base of an email sent to the CEO. The email informs the owner that another company is trying to register the domain name in cause but for another TLD.
As the owner of the domain you “get the benefit of being announced of this purchase” and are being offered to buy it yourself. For instance I own head-massage.net and someone is trying to register head-massage.tw and head-massage.cn, etc… Other country-specific flavors (.asia, .biz, .cc, .cn, .com. cn., .hk, etc.) can be mentioned. You are informed about this and offered to buy the domain or the domains. The email is devised in such way that your domains even if you don’t need it.


An example of a Domain Name Spam email

These emails are personalized to the owner/manager of a commercial Internet brand and insinuates that the brand is at risk due to a third party application being made for the respective trademark name. The nice foreign domain registrar they are will ask you if you want to secure all of the variants of your Domain Name so that you can protect your Internet brand.

Most of these SPAMS have Chinese senders. The email content is changing becoming more and more persuasive and subtle.
If you received one of these spams, paste a copy of the email in the comments. I also work as a SYS-Admin for a company with an important Domain Names portfolio and we get quite a lot of these.
Here is a copy of one of these email messages:
Subject: URGENT---dispute of internet intellectual property safeguard
(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please transfer to the right person/department. Thank you.)

Dear CEO,

We are the department of registration service in China.we have something need to confirm with you.We formally received an application on April 27, 2009,One Japan company which self-styled "Path soft investment corp" are applying to register (my-head-massage head-massage) as internet brand name and domain names as below (head-massage.cc head-massage.name head-massage.com.hk my-head-massage.name my-head-massage.cc my-head-massage.com.hk my-head-massage.ae my-head-massage.tel my-head-massage.my head-massage.ae head-massage.tel head-massage.my. .etc).

After our initial checking,we found the internet brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company’s, so we need to get the confirmation from your company.If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please DO NOT reply us,we will approve the application automatically.If you have no any relationship with this company,please contact us within 10 workdays. If out of the deadline,we will approve the application submitted by "Path soft investment corp" unconditionally.

Please forward the email to your decision maker,and let them contact me in time,so that we can handle this in reasonable,Look forwarding to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Jake Shen
Senior Consultant

If you received a similar letter please drop it in the comments area so we would have more examples.

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65 thoughts on “Domain Name Registration Spam – Scam”

  1. Here is an email we received. I changed the company name.

    From: Judith [Judith@antl.hk]
    Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:18 PM
    To: paris-office
    Subject: “CompanyName “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal )
    Dear CEO & Principal,
    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.
    On June.07, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “RPUO International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark “CompanyName ” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”RPUO International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign RPUO company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration wihin 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with RPUO company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark.
    We haven’t finished the registration of RPUO company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,
    Judith
    Director
    Office: +852-3050-1019
    Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Judith@ANTL.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk

  2. Thank you for sharing your information and postings. I just received a scam email yesterday

    Subject: Wholelifemagazine—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal ).

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June.07, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “PGAQ International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark “Wholelifemagazine” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”PGAQ International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign PGAQ International, Inc to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration wihin 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with PGAQ International, Inc, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark.

    We haven’t finished the registration of PGAQ International, Inc yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,
    Eric
    IT Director
    =========================
    =========================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Eric@ANTL.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk

    and then the follow up below

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    I have sent one email to you earlier. We did not receive your reply until now. I have been helping you in the whole course, but we need your cooperation. We don’t hope these domain names and internet trademark to be registered under your unknown. So we sent email to inform your company to protect your interest. Do you mean that you want to give up the protect/registration? If so, we will sign the registration agreement with the third party.If you decide to register & protect these domain names and internet trademark,please let us know within 2 workdays. So please confirm whether you need to reserve your intellectual property rights and trademark & brand. If you need to protect and register, please contact us soon. We will help you complete this registration and protection.

    Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible. If any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

    Have a nice day!

    Best regards,
    Eric
    IT Director

  3. Thanks Peter and Elissa,

    It looks like this company,(ANTL.hk), is pretty aggressive.
    First of all the two of you got an email from the same company. Secondly it their modus operandi have evolved, a follow up of this kind is a first for me…

    Dorian

  4. Thanks for the informative post. I got a similar email today and I didn’t know what to think of it. Reading your post it all made sense. Here is a copy of the email.
    The signature was a picture so I couldn’t post it but the website was TLDS-china.net

    André Leblanc

    From: Neil Su [mailto:neil.su@tlds-china.net]
    Sent: vendredi 11 juin 2010 11:31
    Subject: Announcement- The brand name “ltdparis” dispute

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear CEO,

    We are the department of registration service in China. We have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on May 27, 2010, one company which called “Mori International Co., Ltd” are applying to register “ltdparis” as brand name and domain names as below :
    ltdparis.asia
    ltdparis.cn
    ltdparis.com.cn
    ltdparis.com.hk
    ltdparis.com.tw
    ltdparis.hk
    ltdparis.in
    ltdparis.net.cn
    ltdparis.org.cn
    ltdparis.tw

    After our initial checking, we found the brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company’s, so we need to get the confirmation from your company. If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please don’t reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 7 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by “Mori International Co., Ltd” unconditionally.

    Best Regards,

    Neil Su
    Senior consultant

  5. from Terry hide details Jun 10 (3 days ago)
    to heidi
    date Jun 10, 2010 10:05 PM
    subject ” Joannmarie “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 10, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Douneed International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark
    ” Joannmarie ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Douneed International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Douneed company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Douneed company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Douneed company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-11
    ====================================================================================

  6. Just like Elissa, I recieved the exact same email (only with my Domain name instead). I replied stating “I don’t know who PGAQ International are”, I didn’t ask any questions in my reply, so when I got the email below I automatically assumed Spam.

    Here’s the reply;

    ———————————–

    Dear Dave,

    Thanks for your reply. About your questions, I reply you as following:

    1>: If your company have nothing to do with PGAQ International, Inc, According to our working experience, there are 3 possibilities:
    1.PGAQ International, Inc is a domain name investment company, they want to grab these domain names and then sell back to you to gain profits.
    2.It may be a commercial method, PGAQ International, Inc is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.
    3.PGAQ International, Inc may be the biggest competitor of you in European regions who wants to invade your European regions market and confuse your clients as well as to disturb your website and bring harm to the profit of your company.

    The following are the domain names and internet trademark that they applied to register.
    Domain names:
    midletonet.ie (Ireland)
    midletonet.eu (Europe)
    midletonet.co.uk (United Kingdom)
    midletonet.be (Belgium)
    midletonet.nl (Netherlands)
    Internet Trademark:
    Midletonet

    2>: Because domain name takes open registration, the domain name stays available, who registers it first, who owns it. This is international domain name registration principle. So PGAQ International, Inc has right to register it. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. The best way to stop their registration is to register these domains by yourself in advance. So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest.

    3>: As the owner of “midletonet.com”, you will get the priority to register these domain names and internet trademark. Of course, each company has their own idea. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your intellectual property rights & trademark, we can send the Disputed Application Form to you and help you register these names within dispute period, this is the best and only way to stop these domains names and internet trademark from being grabbed. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Please get your decision ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Eric
    IT Director

    ——————-

  7. The funny thing is that you can buy any of the suggested names somewhere else. As bad as they look sometimes I found them useful as they provide the Marketing team with ideas for new domain names. (I administrate a large domain names portfolio and I get a lot of these emails.)
    I actually bought quite a few names at their “suggestion”. 🙂 Of course I bought them somewhere else, (I deal a lot with GoDaddy.com, they have great prices and discounts.),
    Don’t try to buy a domain through these SPAMMERS they’ll reap you off. I have a friend who launched into a discussion whith one of these companies just for fun. He won’t post his discussions, he says there is to much stuff to be edited.

  8. Dear Principa,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 14, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Douneed International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark “companyname” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Douneed International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Douneed company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Douneed company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Douneed company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Kevin
    IT Director

  9. Forgot their full contactinfo:

    Best regards,
    Kevin
    IT Director

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

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk

  10. Received this morning, exact message format as tanya pham above from Terry but with one of my domain name keywords inserted as the target and “Gerrnd International, Inc” as “wanted to applied for the internet trademark”. Am proposing to take no action.

  11. Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 20, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Gerrnd International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark
    ” Hundgerecht-leben ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Gerrnd International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Gerrnd company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Gerrnd company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Gerrnd company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-21
    ================================

  12. Hi all,
    Find below the message I received , I have changed my company name.

    I WONDER IF I SHOULD ADVISE THE COMPANY ENVOLVED “Gerrnd International, Inc” ?!

    TY for this Topic.

    Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 21, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Gerrnd International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark
    ” MY COMPANY NAME ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Gerrnd International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Gerrnd company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Gerrnd company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Gerrnd company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-22

  13. There is probably no company “Gerrnd International, Inc”. Or if there is one they certainly don’t want to buy those domains.
    This is just a trick to make you answer. After you answer antl.hk will make sure that you are explained the potantial trademark issues and traffic problems.
    If you have a Marketing budget and plan to expand in the East you can always buy any domain somewhere else.
    You can always answer these guys there is no harm, but make sure you use a temporary email account that you can get rid of any time, and compare their offer, (they will offer you to buy those domains), to another registrar.
    I am diyng to see a complete follow up, (up to the point of quotation), so if someone gets there, come back and post them. I get a lot of these were I work, but I can’t answer just for fun, it wouyld be against internal policies.

  14. Dear Principal,

    Now I want to let you know the situation of the dispute about your company internet trademark.

    Now this third party (Gerrnd company) want us to quicken up the process of auditing and registration, and we have no right to dispute / reject their application. Only after your submitting your application to us can we help you dispute the internet trademark. Now I want to know what is your opinion on this matter and if you decide to protect the internet trademark, I will send you the Dispute Application Form to fill to help you dispute and after getting these names. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Please give me you decision, waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =========================

    =========================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    ==========================================================================================================================

    2010-06-23

    ——————————————————————————–

    发件人: Terry
    发送时间: 2010-06-21 08:52:30
    收件人: Peter Jeffery
    抄送:
    主题: Re: Re: Re: ” Hymax “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    Thanks for your timely reply.

    We are an authorized domain registration organization in Asia, So It is our obligation to inform you the case.

    1>: We highly respect your choice. You must have your own reason to give up the registration and protection of these domain names.

    2>: Do you know what’s Internet Trademark ?

    Internet Trademark is the extension of trademark and brand in the internet world. It decides the stability and activity of keyword in the world of internet. If registered by other company, it will affect the rank of this keyword in google search engine. In another word, if you do not protect it, the result won’t in the first page of any search engine ( Google/ Yahoo etc.) even if you pay much money and time for propaganda. Especially in United Kingdom region & Europen regions, your clients can’t search your company. Internet Trademark is authorized and ruled by official organization. After the successful registration, we will award you an electronic certificate, which will prove your validity of using this keyword in the internet. Every international corporation has protected its keyword, so I advise you to consider it.

    The Internet Trademark is different from domain name. Maybe you are not interested in domain names bacause you currently have no markets in these regions. But the Internet Trademark is unique and it directly stands for your brand and trademark. After the registration, it can be globally developed. But once it is registered by others, it will cause huge impediment to the development of your company.

    Please take this Internet Trademark into your consideration. If you want to register and secure it in time, I will send you the Application Form. If you don’t think the internet trademark will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-21
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    发件人: Peter Jeffery
    发送时间: 2010-06-18 20:46:01
    收件人: Terry
    抄送:
    主题: Re: Re: ” Hymax “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )
    not at all interested – we do not trade internationally

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Terry
    To: Peter Jeffery
    Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 11:14 AM
    Subject: Re: Re: ” Hymax “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    Thanks for your reply. About your questions, I reply you as following:

    1>: If your company have nothing to do with Gerrnd company, According to our working experience, there are 3 possibilities:

    1. Gerrnd company is a domain name investment company, they want to grab these domain names and then sell back to you to gain profits.
    2. It may be a commercial method, Gerrnd company is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.
    3. Gerrnd company may be the biggest competitor of you in European regions or American regions who wants to invade your European regions or American regions market and confuse your clients as well as to disturb your website and bring harm to the profit of your company.

    The following are the domain names and internet trademark that they applied to register.
    Domain names :
    hymax.fr (France)
    hymax.ru (Russia)
    hymax.us (United States)
    hymax.ca (Canada)
    Internet Trademark :
    Hymax

    2>: Because domain name takes open registration, the domain name stays available, who registers it first, who owns it. This is international domain name registration principle. So Gerrnd company has right toregister it. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. The best way to stop their registration is to register the domains by yourself in advance. So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest.

    3>: As the owner of the brand of ” Hymax “, you will get the priority to register these domain names and internet trademark. Of course, each company has their own idea. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your intellectual property rights & trademark, we can send the Disputed Application Form to you and help you register these names within dispute period, this is the best and only way to stop these domains and internet trademark from being grabbed. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Please get your decision ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-18

    ——————————————————————————–

    发件人: Peter Jeffery
    发送时间: 2010-06-18 15:42:25
    收件人: Terry
    抄送:
    主题: Re: ” Hymax “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )
    Gerrnd International inc. has nothing whatsoever to do with Hymax Products UK Ltd. which is a legally registered company in the UK.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Terry
    To: info
    Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 3:35 AM
    Subject: ” Hymax “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 17, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Gerrnd International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark
    ” Hymax ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Gerrnd International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Gerrnd company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Gerrnd company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Gerrnd company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-18
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  15. Peter,

    Thanks for posting the full discussion.
    It’s funny how “Gerrnd International, Inc” want to buy everything on the Market. 🙂
    They don’t even bother to change the presumed applicant’s name. It’s always the same.

  16. Here is another one, definitely a Domain Name Registration Spam/Scam:

    From: Deric Tao [mailto:admin@jholine.com]
    Sent: June-28-10 7:34 AM
    To: webmaster
    Subject: Inquiry For An Internet Registration
    Importance: High

    To CEO or Whom It May Concern,

    We are the famous internet registrar. We received an application on 2010-06-28 , one company called “Fasco (HK) Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.” are applying for the International Keyword about “My Company”, and Domain Names “eg. http://www.mycompany.asia/.tel, etc”. We should verify with your company regarding the application and would like to know your opinion for it relates to the usufruct of your tradename or trademark probability.

    If your company has no relationship with Fasco or has not authorized the registration, please reply to us A.S.A.P. If we can not get any information from your company over 15 workdays, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Fasco (HK) Venture Capital Co.,Ltd.”.

    Thanks for your cooperation and best regards,

    Deric Tao
    Registration Department
    Tel: 086-2134635557
    Fax: 086-2133502166
    Mail:admin@jholine.com
    Web: www. jholine.com

  17. Here is another one, definitely a Domain Name Registration Spam/Scam:

    ——Messaggio inoltrato
    Da: Terry
    Data: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:26:27 +0800
    A: adorador
    Oggetto: ” Ador “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On June 28, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Gerrnd International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark
    ” Ador ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”Gerrnd International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Gerrnd company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Gerrnd company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark .

    We haven’t finished the registration of Gerrnd company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry Xie
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-06-29
    ==========================================================================================================================

    —— Fine del messaggio inoltrato

  18. Thank you for your cooperation. Please see my reply to your questions as below:

    : We are an authorized domain registration organization in Asia, So It is our obligation to inform you the case, we must confirm the relationship between your company and SLOW Global Holdings, Inc.

    : If you have no relationship with them. According to our working experience, there are 3 possibilities:
    1. SLOW Global Holdings, Inc is a domain name investment company, they want to register these names before you and sell back to you to gain profits.
    2. It may be a commercial method, SLOW Global Holdings, Inc is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.
    3. SLOW Global Holdings, Inc maybe is the biggest competitor of yours, who want to invade your market and confuse your clients as well as to disturb your website and bring harm to the profit of your company.

    : According to our specific auditing now, we knew you have registered the domain name”sammccoy.com” and own the trademark “sammccoy”, this is why we informed you. But now SLOW Global Holdings, Inc wanted to apply for other domain names and network keyword you have not registered yet.

    Following are all the domain names and network keyword which are submitted by SLOW Global Holdings, Inc:
    1. Domain names:
    sammccoy.hk Hong Kong
    sammccoy.tw Taiwan
    sammccoy.sg Singapore
    sammccoy.in India
    sammccoy.jp Japan

    2. Network Keyword:
    sammccoy

    : Because domain name takes open registration which is international domain name registration principle, SLOW Global Holdings, Inc has right to register it. As an authorized domain registration and dispute organization in Asia, we have the obligation to inform you of this case.

    : Following is google case, hope it can help you understand this kind of issue on internet.
    From: http://www.edu.cn/20050927/3153698.shtml
    From: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-11/14/content_494320.htm

    : As the company whose trademarks relate to the applied domain names, you will get the priority to register these domain names and network keyword. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send an dispute application form and the prices to you and help you register these within dispute period. This is the only way to prevent domain name grab. 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.

    The time is limited, hope get your decision ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.

    Best Regards,

    Evan Wong
    Auditing Director
    —————————————–

    Hongkong Headquarter:

    ( Tel: 00852-8135-9178

    ê: Fax: 00852-8135-9278

    *: Email: Evan@bestnet.hk

    :: Web: http://www.besnet.hk

    This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail including any enclosures. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this e-mail is strictly prohibited.
    From:
    Date: 2010-07-01 15:52:41
    To: Evan

    Subject: Re: About “s……..” intellectual property rights–TO President

    Please note that it is the second point.

    2. If your company have nothing to do with SLOW?Global Holdings, Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network keyword.

    ……. have nothing to do with SLOW Global Holdings.

    Thanks.

    2010/7/1 Evan

    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 June 30, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “SLOW Global Holdings, Inc” wanted to applied for the Network Keyword “sammccoy” 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 keyword is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign SLOW Global Holdings, Inc to register these domain names and network keyword, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
    2. If your company have nothing to do with SLOW Global Holdings, Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network keyword.

    We haven’t finished the registration of SLOW Global Holdings, Inc yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,

    Evan Wong
    Auditing Director

    —————————————–

    Hongkong Headquarter:

    ( Tel: 00852-8135-9178

    ê: Fax: 00852-8135-9278

    *: Email: Evan@bestnet.hk

    :: Web: http://www.besnet.hk

    This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail including any enclosures. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this e-mail is strictly prohibited.

  19. From: “Tim”
    Date: 5 July 2010 09:58:11 CEST
    To: “studio”
    Subject: ***SPAM*** About “practise” intellectual property rights–TO President

    Dear CEO & Manager,

    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 July 2, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “FTOPC Global Holdings, Ltd” wanted to applied for the Network Keyword “practise” 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 keyword is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign FTOPC Holdings to register these domain names and network keyword, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
    2. If your company have nothing to do with FTOPC Holdings, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network keyword.

    We haven’t finished the registration of FTOPC Holdings yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,
    Tim Hu
    Auditing Director
    ———————————————-

    Hongkong Headquarter:
    (: Tel: 00852-8135-9178
    Ê: Fax: 00852-8135-9278
    *: Email: Tim@bestnet.hk
    :: Web: http://www.bestnet.hk

  20. (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to your CEO, as this is urgent, thank you.)

    Dear CEO,

    We are the department of registration service in China. We have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on July 7, 2010, one company which called “Nobbeinc Trading Co.,LTD” is applying to register “sandesigns” as brand name and domain names as below :
    sandesigns.asia
    sandesigns.cn
    sandesigns.com.cn
    sandesigns.com.hk
    sandesigns.com.tw
    sandesigns.hk
    sandesigns.in
    sandesigns.net.cn
    sandesigns.org.cn
    sandesigns.tw

    After our initial checking, we found the brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company’s, so we need to get the confirmation from your company. If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please don’t reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 5 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by “Nobbeinc Trading Co.,LTD” unconditionally.

    Best Regards,

    Brian Liu
    Senior Consultant

    2010-07-08

  21. I am not sure about the above one. No dates about the sender. This might be a spam comment, I’ll will publish anyway.

    Dor

  22. Hi there,

    Thanks for the information about Domain Name Scam.
    Here is another one, note that spamassassin flagged the email as spam.

    ——————————————————-

    From: Austin Lee [mailto:austin.lee@ds-china.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 11:12 PM
    Subject: [SPAM] URGENT Registration Notice For yourcompany
    Importance: High

    (It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)
    Dear CEO/Principal,

    This is Austin Lee—Senior Consultant of domain name registration and solution center in China, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on July 6, 2010, one company which self-styled “Michy & Co” were applying to register “yourcompany” as Network Brand and following domain names:

    yourcompany.asia
    yourcompany.ae
    yourcompany.vn
    yourcompany.com.vn

    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 will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Michy & Co”.

    Best Regards,

    Austin Lee
    Tel: +86-551-5223-174 Fax: +86-551-5223-175
    Address: Room205,Block12,Youth Community(West),Ningguo Road,Baohe District,HeFei,China

  23. Hi I have also received this email scam today:

    I realised it was a scam as soon as I read the email. A few key pointers to keep an eye out for…

    • They did not contact me through my contact email address held by Whois
    • they included the most ridiculous email subject – Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal )
    • This is their first contact with us and they wants us to respond ‘ASAP today’
    • It’s from ‘Judith Director’ – Judith who!
    • They’re apparently a domains company and they don’t even know how to link their website on their signature!

    Like many others who have posted here, this is the email they sent…

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On July.12, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “JGDL International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark “[ANONYMOUS]” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this”JGDL International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign JGDL company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration wihin 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with JGDL company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark.

    We haven’t finished the registration of JGDL company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Judith
    Director
    =========================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Judith@ANTL.hk
    Web: ANTL.hk

  24. Here is an new one:

    From: lisa lv [mailto:lisa.lv@pc-idc.org]
    Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 3:02 AM
    To: Naomy.Cocker
    Subject: About “Undisclosed” intellectual property rights dispute in Asia

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thank you!)
    Dear CEO,

    We are the auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization in China. Today, we received an online registration application for “undisclosed” as their network brand and
    “undisclosed.asia
    undisclosed.hk
    undisclosed.in
    undisclosed.me
    undisclosed.mobi
    undisclosed.tel
    undisclosed.tw

    as their domain names from one company which called “BQN Design CO.,LTD”. However, after our audit department checking, we found this is conflict with your company’s domain name and trade name.
    According to the registration principle in China, we will audit every application of our customer in order to avoid the conflict of the intellectual property. You are the original trademark owner, so I am sending you this E-mail to check . If you object to their application and need to protect your brand , please contact us in time. Our time limit for dissent application is 7 workdays. Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Lv
    Senior Consultant

    Phone: +0086-21-68247379
    Fax: +0086-21-68247376
    Website:
    Address:Room 1303,No.11,Lane 788,Xiupu Road,Nanhui District,ShangHai,China
    2010-07-12

  25. I’m just going to reply to them and say:

    Yes, the third party company “Such and Such LTD” is our Asian branch so you may go ahead with their application. Please direct all further communications with this branch.

    or how about:

    You may release those domains to “Such and Such LTD” since we will be shutting down our website anyways (bankruptcy). In fact, our domain is also for sale so if they are interested in protecting their new investments, have them contact me so we can negotiate a price.

  26. Hi Dan,

    It would be extremely funny. I wish I could do that to my spammers. My company policy doesn’t allow me to.
    If you get an answer post it here, please! 🙂
    Thanks for the funny suggestion!

  27. Below was my last response. I’m waiting to hear if Terry has a moustache.
    —————————-

    Please send me the forms. Can you send them by registered mail please?
    It is very cold here and I have run out of wood for the fire.
    I cut down the last tree two weeks ago and have burnt already all of the books we had in the library.
    My nose and toes are starting to go black and I can’t feel them anymore, but I’m sure this is only temporary.
    Once I get the circulation back into them they’ll be fine.
    I had to eat the cat last week. I was very sad for a day but it’s OK. The cat put hair on everything and it tasted a bit like chicken.
    I may not be able to pay for the registration right away but don’t worry, soon I’ll have loads of money to pay.
    A very important man from Nigeria has chosen me, because I’m so trustworthy, to arrange for a large sum of money to be placed in my bank account and I will be paid USD$5,000,000.00 for helping him. I didn’t want to go into too many details but I believe that he was the Minister for Mental Health and his portfolio had been closed but still had a lot of money in the budget.
    As you can imagine, I’d have to be very trustworthy for this man to have chosen me for this very important task. I’m not surprised he chose me though.
    My mother always said I was a very trustworthy boy. You’d like my mother. She makes excellent pancakes. Everyone likes pancakes.
    Do you know Eric or Judith? They both work for antl.hk as well. Judith is the Director and Eric is the IT Director.
    They are very important people. Terry is also an IT Director there. Do you know him? I like the name Terry. It’s very macho. Does Terry have a moustache?
    I bet he does. Moustaches are macho.

    Bananas.

    From: Kevin [mailto:Kevin@antl.hk]
    Sent: Wednesday, 21 July 2010 2:40 PM
    To: dale@acoceania.com.au
    Subject: Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Acoceania—Internet Trademark.
    Importance: High

    Dear Dale Ingle,

    Good afternoon.

    For today is Wednesday, it is the time for our Auditing Department to file all the materials. If you want to protect your internet trademark, I will send the application form for
    you to fill in as well as the cost. If you give up this name, we will complete the registration for Earnfar company today.

    Waiting for your rapid reply.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: http://www.ANTL.hk
    ===========================================================================================================================================

    2010-07-21

    Hi Kevin,

    I have already explained our position on this.
    We are not interested in registering domains other than the one we already own.

    Are you aware of the scam that is going around where companies like yourself approach legitimate businesses claiming that a company that doesn’t exist wants to register their domain names?

    http://rankexploits.com/musings/2009/internet-keyword-scam/

    http://elliottback.com/wp/domain-name-registration-scam/

    There are many others and I have already had a few of them approach us.
    I would sincerely hope that you were not involved in something of this nature as it is morally reprehensible.
    I’m sure you are not this unscrupulous, but you will have to be very careful so that you do not get mistaken for these type of dubious operators.

    Thank you for your offer to help us, but I think you’ll understand that we are OK in this matter.

    Regards,

    Dale.

    ________________________________________
    发件人: Kevin
    发送时间: 2010-07-20 11:06:32
    收件人: dale@acoceania.com.au
    抄送:
    主题: Re: Re: Re: RE: RE: Acoceania—Internet Trademark.
    Dear Dale Ingle,

    Good morning.

    Now I want to let you know the situation of the dispute about your company internet trademark.

    Now this third party (Earnfar company) want us to quicken up the process of auditing and registration and we have no right to dispute/reject their application. Only after your submitting
    your application to us can we help you dispute this internet trademark. Now I want to know what is your opinion on this matter and if you decide to protect this name, I will send you
    the Dispute Application Form to fill to help you dispute and after getting this name. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their
    registration within 24 hours.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: http://www.ANTL.hk
    =========================================================================================================================

    2010-07-20
    ________________________________________
    发件人: Kevin
    发送时间: 2010-07-19 13:36:26
    收件人: dale@acoceania.com.au
    抄送:
    主题: Re: Re: RE: RE: Acoceania—Internet Trademark.
    Dear Dale Ingle,

    Good afternoon.

    Internet trademark is your company’s internet brand and internet trademark, it’s very important to you. Once you register and protect it by yourself, this internet trademark of your company
    will get protection and development in the world, and will be very influence in the global search engine. If you don’t protect and register the internet trademark which is directly influence your
    Clients & Markets & trademark in the internet, what’s more, it is also affect the development of your company in the Australia. The internet trademark can only registered in China, but it can use
    in the world. Any person or company cannot register and use it.

    Please take this internet keyword into your consideration. If you want to register and secure it in time, I will send you the Application Form.

    If you have more question, do not hesitate to contact us, we’ll help you solve the problem.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: http://www.ANTL.hk
    ===========================================================================================================================================

    2010-07-19
    ________________________________________
    发件人: Kevin
    发送时间: 2010-07-16 10:15:10
    收件人: dale@acoceania.com.au
    抄送:
    主题: Re: RE: RE: Acoceania—Internet Trademark.
    Dear Dale Ingle,

    Thanks for your timely reply.

    We are an authorized domain registration organization in Asia, So It is our obligation to inform you the case.

    1>: We highly respect your choice. If you decide to give up the domain names, we will finish the third party’s registration, you must have your own reason to give up the registration and protection of these domain names, but before finishing the registration for them, I have to do my work to explain the ponderance of Internet Trademark.

    2>: Do you know what’s Internet Trademark?

    Internet Trademark is the extension of trademark and brand in the internet world. It decides the stability and activity of keyword in the world of internet. If registered by other company, it will affect the rank of this keyword in google search engine. In another word, if you do not protect it, the result won’t in the first page of any search engine ( Google/ Yahoo etc.) even if you pay much money and time for propaganda. Especially in Australia region & Oceania regions, your clients can’t search your company. Internet Trademark is authorized and ruled by official organization. After the successful registration, we will award you an electronic certificate, which will prove your validity of using this keyword in the internet. Every international corporation has protected its keyword, so I advise you to consider it.

    The Internet Trademark is different from domain name. Maybe you are not interested in domain names bacause you currently have no markets in these regions. But the Internet Trademark is unique and it directly stands for your brand and trademark. After the registration, it can be globally developed. But once it is registered by others, it will cause huge impediment to the development of your company.

    Please take this Internet Trademark into your consideration. If you want to register and secure it in time, I will send you the Application Form. If you don’t think the internet trademark will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    =========================================================================================================================

    2010-07-16
    ________________________________________
    发件人: Dale Ingle (Antonio Carraro Oceania)
    发送时间: 2010-07-16 07:20:36
    收件人: ‘Kevin’
    抄送:
    主题: RE: RE: Acoceania—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal ).
    Hi Kevin,

    As I said, we have been through this before and have no interest in registering any domain names other than the one we have.
    Earnfar can do whatever they want with any of the other possible domains.
    You can accept their application with our blessing.

    Dale Ingle

    From: Kevin [mailto:Kevin@antl.hk]
    Sent: Thursday, 15 July 2010 5:54 PM
    To: dale@acoceania.com.au
    Subject: Re: RE: Acoceania—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal ).
    Importance: High

    Dear Dale Ingle,

    Thanks for your reply. About your questions, I reply you as following:

    1>: If your company have nothing to do with Earnfar company, According to our working experience, there are 3 possibilities:

    1. Earnfar company is a domain name investment company, they want to grab these domain names and then sell back to you to gain profits.
    2. It may be a commercial method, Earnfar company is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.
    3. Earnfar company may be the biggest competitor of you in Australian regions or Asian regions who wants to invade your Australian regions or Asian regions market and confuse your clients as well as to disturb your website and bring harm to the profit of your company.

    The following are the domain names and internet trademark that they applied to register.
    Domain names:
    acoceania.net.au (Australia)
    acoceania.co.nz (New Zealand)
    acoceania.cn (China)
    acoceania.sg (Singapore)
    acoceania.us (United States)
    acoceania.com (Company)
    Internet Trademark:
    Cantonracingproducts

    2>: Because domain name takes open registration, the domain name stays available, who registers it first, who owns it. This is international domain name registration principle. So Earnfar company has right toregister it. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. The best way to stop their registration is to register the domains by yourself in advance.So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest. And If you do not register these names in time, your company’s website and trademark & brand will be directly destroyed.

    3>: As the owner of ” acoceania.com.au “, you will get the priority to register these domain names and internet trademark. Of course, each company has their own idea. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your intellectual property rights & trademark, we can send the disputed application form to you and help you register these names within dispute period, this is the best and only way to stop these domains and internet trademark from being grabbed. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration.

    Please get your decision ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    ===========================================================================================================================================

    2010-07-15
    ________________________________________
    发件人: Dale Ingle (Antonio Carraro Oceania)
    发送时间: 2010-07-15 14:26:12
    收件人: ‘Kevin’
    抄送: ‘Supertrac’
    主题: RE: Acoceania—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal ).
    Hi Kevin,
    This has already happened with another company recently so I’m surprised that it is still available as we said that we held no interest in the use of any other domain using acoceania.
    We hold the domain for acoceania.com.au and will maintain this as we currently do now.
    Earnfar International has no association with us but we have no reason to stop them from registering domain names other than acoceania.com.au

    Regards,
    Dale Ingle

    From: Kevin [mailto:Kevin@antl.hk]
    Sent: Thursday, 15 July 2010 3:58 PM
    To: info
    Subject: Acoceania—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO CEO & Principal ).
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On July 14, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named ” Earnfar International, Ltd ” wanted to applied for the internet trademark ” Acoceania ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this” Earnfar International, Ltd ” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Earnfar company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Earnfar company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Earnfar company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Lee
    IT Director
    =============================

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

    Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
     Fax: +852-3050-1029
    Mail : Kevin@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk

  28. Dear Czarleo Gimena,

    I am Brian Liu, very sorry to disturb you again. Today I just received the notice from our registry service department, our registry service department will finish the case of “flyseair” domain name disputable registration in the following 2 days. But, we have not received your exact reply. As a registry service organization, it’s our duty to avoid the cybersquatting in bad faith, and we have done that, but you don’t cooperate with us actively. Due to that, we need to the final confirmation, and that’s part of our work.

    If your company doesn’ need to register these domain names, pls confirm that you will not follow this case within 1 workdays via e-mail or telephone. If you don’t confirm, we may think your company give up these domain names contently. If you need to protect these domain names, pls contact me within 1 workdays, we will send the registry procedure and disputable application form to you at the first time after receiving your message.

    Best Regards,

    Brian Liu
    Senior Consultant

    2010-07-16

  29. Van,
    Thanks for posting this, but if you don’t post the scammer’s contact information your comment has little value for readers.
    We need to see who is sending the email.

    Cheers,

  30. Dale,

    Thanks for the great posting.
    The last part is extremely funny, I loved your sense of humor.
    It is very interesting how persistent they can be. After you clearly expressed your position declining any domain name purchase they would just not stop, trying to scam you.
    They can be really annoying.

    Thanks again,

    Dorian

  31. The persitiency was what I was impressed with. Right from the begining I politely declined and made reference to the scam, yet the guy kept trying to con me.
    I just hope that people look to the net for sites like this whenever they feel smething is dodgy before they get scammed.

    Good work on helping to keep people informed.

  32. Dear President,
    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china. we have something need to confirm with you. we formally received an application on July 24, 2010. one company which called “Coikan Group Ltd.” are applying to register “GlassLewis” as Brand name and the following Domain Names:
    glasslewis.asia
    glasslewis.cn
    glasslewis.com.cn
    glasslewis.com.hk
    glasslewis.com.tw
    glasslewis.hk
    glasslewis.in
    glasslewis.tw
    After our initial examination, we found that the Domain Names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. these days we are dealing with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. if your company has not authorized the aforesaid company to register these, please contact us as soon as possible.
    In addition, we hereby affirm that our time limit is 7 workdays. if your company files no reply within the time limit, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Coikan Group Ltd.”.
    Best Regards,
    Jason Yuan
    Senior Consultant
    Register and Audit dept.

    Tel:0086-021-37529318
    Fax:0086-021-37529316
    Website: tlds-china .com
    Address:Room515-516, No.885 Green Ark Building, East Huancheng Road,Fengxian District,Shanghai

  33. Thanks for posting this site. It helped me avoid this email.

    William

    From: Terry
    Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:14:01 +0800
    Subject: ” “-MY-DOMAIN-NAME- “—Intellectual Property & Trademark & Brand & Domain Name Urgent Confirmation ( TO Principal )

    Dear Principal,

    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. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On July 27, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Joounry International, Inc” wanted to applied for the internet trademark “-MY-DOMAIN-NAME-” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these names is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at 3 points:
    1. Is this “Joounry International, Inc” your Asian agent or branch here?
    2. If your company consign Joounry company to register these names, we will send application form to them and finish the registeration within 24 hours.
    3. If your company have nothing to do with Joounry company, we doubt that they have other purpose to register these domain names and internet trademark.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Joounry company yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP Today.

    Best regards,
    Terry Xie
    IT Director
    =============================

    =============================
    ( Office: +852-3050-1019 ( Direct )
    Ê Fax: +852-3050-1029
    * Mail : Terry@antl.hk
    Web: Http:www.ANTL.hk
    2010-07-28

  34. From: Brian Liu [mailto:brian.liu@tldschina.net]
    Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:36 PM
    Subject: Urgent: Concerning ” yourcompany” Brand Name dispute.
    Importance: High

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

    Dear CEO,

    We are the department of registration service in China. We have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on July 29, 2010, one company which called “Pandersonic Trading Co.,LTD” is applying to register “yourcompany” as brand name and domain names as below:
    yourcompany.asia
    yourcompany.cn
    yourcompany.com.cn
    yourcompany.com.hk
    yourcompany.com.tw
    yourcompany.hk
    yourcompany.tw

    After our initial checking, we found the brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company’s, so we need to get the confirmation from your company. If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please don’t reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 5 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by “Pandersonic Trading Co.,LTD” unconditionally.

    Best Regards,
    Brian Liu
    Senior Consultant
    2010-07-30

  35. From: Sophia@germanausa.net.cn [mailto:Sophia@germanausa.net.cn] On Behalf Of Sophia
    Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 4:32 PM

    Subject: griffinnet Notice of Domain Names Property Protection 2010-8-2

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abrupt. We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,

    On 30th July. we received a formal application submitted by Mr. John Zhang who wanted to use the keyword “griffinnet” to register the Internet Brand and with suffix such as .cn /.com.cn /.net.cn/.hk/.asia/ domain names.
    After our initial examination, we found that these domain names to be applied for registration are same as your domain name and trademark. We aren’t sure whether you have any relation with him. Because these domain names would produce possible dispute, now we have hold down his registration, but if we do not get your company’s an reply in the next 5 working days, we will approve his application
    As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect Mr. John Zhang is a domain investor. so we need you to attach importance to this issue.
    In order to handle this issue better, Please contact us by Fax ,Telephone or Email as soon as possible.

    Yours sincerely         2010-8-2
    Sophia
    Oversea Marketing Manager
    ——————————————-
    Room 1008,
    International Building,
    No.38 YueLong road,NanTong City
    Tel:+86(513)85330968
    Fax:+86(21)33191803
    Email:Sophia@ntchinadns.com
    Website: ntchinadns.com

  36. I received the same email from a “Tom” today from ANTL.hk stating that FWOQW International was trying to register my internet brand and sent this reply:

    Dear Tom,
    I will be travelling to Hong Kong on Friday morning on other business. We are in the process of negotiating a JV in Hong Kong

    I am very interested to protect my internet brand as we have already made a substantial investment in web based business. US$ 148 a year would be a small price to pay to protect our investment.

    Would you be available to meet me at my hotel (Mandarin Oriental) to discuss further? Alternatively we could come to your office at a time convenient to you.

    I will be accompanied by my lawyer as well as his brother who is from the Hong Kong police department (investigative division). My lawyer has forwarded your various emails to his brother. In addition to registering with you they feel that FWOQW International could possibly be involved in fraudulent activities. There will be no need to reveal private information about FWOQW unless you are comfortable. They would however very much like to meet you.

    As I know time is short I shall of course be prepared to fill out the necessary documents in your presence. Do you accept cash or would a check be OK? I want to get my internet brand protected as soon as possible and I am worried if giving you a check would delay matters so perhaps cash is better? I would of course need a receipt to document our transaction.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,

    Jeff

  37. Something to addon for reference

    From: Daniel [mailto:Daniel@cnskdnr.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 5:13 PM

    Dear Principal,

    Sorry to trouble you!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.Currently,we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On October 3,2010,we received an application formally. A company named “Hallowed Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domain names with the keyword of “mydomainname” through our organization.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names.When we checking their application,we found the keyword of these domain names are identical with your company’s. So, I want to confirm with you: Have you consigned “Hallowed Holdings Ltd” to register those domain names? Or are they your subbranch in Asia?

    We haven’t finished the registration of “Hallowed Holdings Ltd” yet,and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already.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,
    Daniel

    Sponsoring Registrar:

    Tel: +852 65171987
    Fax: +852 30696940
    Email: Daniel@sknetservice.com
    Website: http://www.asia-gov.com

  38. From: Evan [mailto:Evan@bestnet.hk]
    Sent: 2010-09-28 06:08
    To: info
    Subject: About “bhorukasteel” intellectual property rights–Principal
    Importance: High

    Dear Principal,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

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

    On September 27, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Monwtj Global Holdings Inc” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “bhorukasteel” 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 brandis identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign Monwtj Global Holdings Inc 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 Monwtj Global Holdings Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Monwtj Global Holdings Inc yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,

    Evan Wong
    Auditing Director
    —————————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    ( Tel: 00852-8135-9178
    : Fax: 00852-8135-9278
    *: Email: Evan@bestnet.hk
    :: Web: http://www.bestnet.hk

  39. Here is another one:

    From: Max Wei [mailto:max@e.zc0.net]
    Sent: Tuesday, 26 October 2010 6:11 PM
    Subject: [SPAM] Concerning “company” Brand Name dispute.
    Importance: High
    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)
    Dear CEO,
    We are the department of registration service in China. we have something which needs to confirm with you. We formally received an application on October 25, 2010, One company called “Dream Homes Investment Ltd” is applying to register “company” as brand name and domain names as below :
    company.asia
    mycompany.asia
    After our initial checking, we found the brand name and domain names being applied are as same as your company! So we need confirmation with your company. If the aforementioned company is your business partner or your subsidiary, please DO NOT reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you don’t have any relationship with this company, please contact us within 7 workdays. If over the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by “Dream Homes Investment Ltd” unconditionally.
    Best Regards,
    Max Wei
    Senior Consultant
    http://www.drc-china.org

  40. Thanks to all for the info on this. I had a feeling it was a scam and it’s great that this site proved it.

  41. Hi Dorian
    Thanks for the Info.
    Please add this company name to your list.
    Kind Regards

    Nick

    Dear CEO&Principal,

    I have not received any response on these domain names from your company. I have to presume that your company has given up these domain names. We will complete the aforesaid company’s registration.

    Best Regards,

    Alina Wong
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    : Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    : Email: Alina@pnsl.hk
    : Web: http://www.pnsl.hk
    ________________________________________
    From: Alina
    Date: 2010-10-29 10:26:26
    To: info
    Cc:
    Subject: About ” SUPERMODIFIEDSTUDIOS ” intellectual property rights (TO CEO & Principal)

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    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. Recently, we have a very important issue needing to confirm with your company.

    On October 28, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Monwtj Global Holdings Inc” wanted to register the Network Brand ” SUPERMODIFIEDSTUDIOS ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and Network Brand is identical with your company’s. According to our technique department’s investigation, Monwtj Global Holdings Inc does not have prior rights to this keyword but you do. So we have to confirm with you at two points:

    1. If your company consign Monwtj Global Holdings Inc 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 Monwtj Global Holdings Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and Network Brand.

    We have suspended their application and can not proceed before we get your confirmation. If you are the corporate representative of your company, please reply this email and I will feedback some problems to you; If you are not, please forward my message to the right person soon. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Alina Wong
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    : Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    : Email: Alina@pnsl.hk
    : Web: http://www.pnsl.hk

  42. Dear sir,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

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

    On December 6, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “BJHC International, Inc” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “rosaflora ” 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 brandis identical with your company’s.
    So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign BJHC International, Inc 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 BJHC International, Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of BJHC International, Inc yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already.
    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,

    Jet Li
    Auditing Department
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    (: Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    Ê: Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    *: Email: Jet@pnsl.hk
    :: Web: http://www.pnsl.hk

  43. Thanks for the info, this is what I have received.

    Dear sir,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

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

    On December 6, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “BJHC International, Inc” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “rosaflora ” 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 brandis identical with your company’s.
    So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign BJHC International, Inc 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 BJHC International, Inc, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of BJHC International, Inc yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already.
    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,

    Jet Li
    Auditing Department
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    (: Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    Ê: Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    *: Email: Jet@pnsl.hk
    :: Web: http://www.pnsl.hk

  44. Looks like the same bait as many others have already received. I have reported it as spam to google and set a filter to prevent future delivery from the same email address. Thanks for the information.

    Dear ,

    Thanks for your timely reply.

    I am a little surprised with your reply. If you haven’t consigned them to register, maybe the third party have other purposes to register these domain names. According to our working experience, there are 2 possibilities:
    1: MeiLin Da Group is a domain name investment company, they want to get these domain names via cyber-squatting and then sell back to you to gain profits.
    2: It may be a commercial method, MeiLin Da Group is consigned by your competitor to register, they may direct these domain names to some illegal websites, make your clients confused.
    Following are all the domain names and network brand which are submitted by MeiLin Da Group:
    1. Domain Name
    hydraulics.com.hk Hong Kong
    hydraulics.com.tw Taiwan
    hydraulics.com.ph Philippines
    hydraulics.com.my Malaysia
    hydraulics.com.sg Singapore
    hydraulics.in India
    hydraulics.co.uk United Kingdom
    hydraulics.de Germany
    2. Network Brand:
    hydraulics

    Because domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So MeiLin Da Group has right to register it. As an authorized domain registration and dispute organization, we have the obligation to inform you this issue.
    But you are the brand of “hydraulics”, you will get the priority to register these domain names and network brand, this is why we informed you. Do you object them to apply for these domain names? If you don’t, we will complete their registration. If you want to protect and register these domain names in advance, we can send a dispute application form and the price list to you to help you register them.

    Waiting for your reply so I can better handle the next step. Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Alina Wong
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    (: Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    Ê: Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    *: Email: Alina@pnsl.hk
    :: Web: http://www.pnsl.hk

  45. I got the similar email :

    I suspect it is a scam. Should be the scam , and any one can advise and comment?

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

    dateMon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:52 PM
    subjectAbout “fab4life ” intellectual property rights (TO CEO&Principal)

    hide details 4:52 PM (18 hours ago)

    Dear CEO & Principal,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

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

    On December 10, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “MeiLin Da Group” wanted to applied for the Network Brand ” fab4life ” 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 brandis identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign MeiLin Da Group 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 MeiLin Da Group, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of MeiLin Da Group yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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,

    Alina Wong
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Hongkong Headquarter:
    (: Tel: 00852-3073 2660
    Ê: Fax: 00852-3073 2663
    *: Email: Alina@pnsl.hk
    :: Web: http://www.pnsl.hk

  46. @Kelvin,

    It is a scam for sure.
    There is no Domain Name company that would contact you because someone else is trying to register a name.
    If you have a Trademark in Hong Kong, you don’t care you are going to sue the ass of MeiLin Da Group. If you don’t have then why would pnlsk bother to ask you first?…

  47. Subject:About some Internet URLs confusingly similar to” ledgardpruning “(TO CEO & Manager)

    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 March 9,2011, we received an application formally.One company named ” Kaikin Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the network brand” ledgardpruning ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that these 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 Kaikin company 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 Kaikin company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Network Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Kaikin 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 . please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best Regards,

    Kelly
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Tel: +00852 3073 2660
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email:Kelly@pnsl.hk
    Website: http://www.pnsl.hk

  48. From: kelly [mailto:kelly@pnsl.hk]
    Sent: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 1:48 PM
    To: lifestyle
    Subject: About some Internet URLs confusingly similar to” suncoastenclosures “(TO CEO & Manager)
    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 March 21,2011, we received an application formally.One company named ” Kaikin Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the network brand” suncoastenclosures ” and some domain names through our body.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that these 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 Kaikin company 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 Kaikin company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Network Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Kaikin 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 . please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply ASAP.

    Best Regards,

    Kelly
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Tel: +00852 3073 2660
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email:Kelly@pnsl.hk
    Website: http://www.pnsl.hk

  49. (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward to the right person/ department, as this is urgent, thank you.)
    Dear CEO,

    We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in China,we have something need to confirm with you.we formally received an application on March 28,one company which called “Jopey International Invest.” are applying to register “(my domain name)” as Brand name and following Domains:

    (my domain name).cn/.co.id /.kr /.hk /.com.hk /.jp /.tw /.in /.com.cn /.my

    After our initial examination,we found that the Brand name applied for registration are as same as your company using name and Brand name.These days we are dealing with it,hope to get the affirmation from your company.if your company did not authorize the aforesaid company to register these,please contact us as soon as possible.If your company and this”Jopey International Invest.”as the same company,there is no need reply to us,We will accept their application and will register those for them immediately.
    In addition,we hereby affirm that our time limit is 7 workdays. if your company files no reply within the time limit,we will approve the application submitted by “Jopey International Invest.” unconditionally.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Jason Yu
    General Manager
    ZK Auditing Commission
    Tel: (00852) 27108200 extension: 8888
    Fax: (00852) 27108266
    Website: http://www.zkdns.com
    Address: Rooms 1218-19, 13/F, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

  50. Great article, and saved me some worry after receiving the following email:

    Dear Manager,

    We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant organization, mainly engaged in domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection.

    We formally received an application from Senwell Investment Co., Ltd on Mar.31.2011, whom applied for registering the internet keyword “bealermc ” and some related domain names with our organization.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found the keyword of those domain names is identical as your trademark. Therefore, we need to confirm with you whether you consigned Senwell Investment Co., Ltd to register with us or not? Or, is Senwell Investment Co., Ltd your partner or distributor? If you don’t have any relationship with this company, they may probably have other purposes to obtain those domain names and internet keyword.

    We have already suspended this company’s application temporarily due to the seriousness of this issue. In order to avoid the vicious domain name grab, please let your principal make a confirmation with me via telephone or email as soon as possible. Thank you for your support to our work!

    Best Regards,

    ASIA Internet Development Association Limited,
    Far East Consortium Bldg.,
    121 Des Voeux Road,Central, Hong Kong

    Vivian
    manager/auditing Dept

    Tel:+852-6517 0670
    Fax:+852-3069 6940
    Email: vivian@login-idc.hk
    http://www.asia-isp.hk

    I made the mistake of responding, and they continue to push trying to get me to protect my trademark now…

    Thanks again,

    Scot

  51. Found your post and I got almost an exact copy–HOWEVER, the company that contacted me isn’t on the list of the comments. (Why did you close the post to comments?) After a google search, they are a real company that registers domain names BUT the email content is exactly like the ones in the comments. Still a scam, right????

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.

    This is Mick Ma.We are Trademark(Brand Name) registration and solution center in shanghai,China, which mainly deal with the global company’ s domain name and network brand registration and internet Intellectual property right’ s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.

    On Mar 16 2012, we received an application formally. One company named “AUGT Trade & Investment Inc” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “scraperfect” and some relevant 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 “AUGT Trade & Investment Inc”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 “AUGT Trade & Investment Inc”, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of ”AUGT Trade & Investment Inc” yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. 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

  52. Hi Amy,

    I reopened the commenting on the page. I had my reasons when I closed the comments, but I guess it makes more sense to keep the comments open.

    As for the question, you are right most of them are legitimate companies, but their claims and selling tactics are doubtful.
    I see it as a scam no matter what, because the domain name applicant is fictive, and is only meant to make you take a decision under pressure.

    As I say in my article, if you need an Asian domain name just buy it at a serious registrar. Do you have an interest to be present in Asia? Then buy it, if you don’t, then just ignore them…

    Dorian

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    Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 10:00:03 +0800
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    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 March 21,2012, we received an application formally.One company named ” TianCheng Group Inc ” wanted to applied for the Web brand” [redacted]” 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 TianCheng 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 TianCheng company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Web Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of TianCheng 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,

    Kevin Hsia

    Auditing Department

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

  54. (It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, Thanks)

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.
    We are Shanghai PXASIA Network Information Center, which specialize in dealing with the global company’ s domain name and Website Brand registration and internet Intellectual property right’ s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.

    On 9th April, 2012, we received an application on our online application system. One company named “RSF INVESTMENT S.A” wanted to applied for the Website Brand”EDITED” and some relevant domain names through our body.

    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 will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for “RSF INVESTMENT S.A”.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.

    Best Regards

    Bella Zhu
    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

    bella zhu,bella@pxasia-cn.org

  55. We received one spam as below,

    Dear CEO & Principal

    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 April 12, we received an application formally. One company named “WHP Holdings Ltd” wanted to applied for the Internet Keyword” famoushouse ” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and Internet Keyword is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign WHP company to register these domain names and Internet Keyword, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
    2. If your company have nothing to do with WHP company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and Internet Keyword.

    I want to confirm that are you the corporate representative of this company? If you do, I will feedback some problems to you; if you do not, please send my words to your company’s cororate representative or lawyer. We need your answer of force affect. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Chung
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Tel: +00852 3073 2660
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email:Amy@pnsl.hk
    Website: http://www.pnsl.hk

  56. Dear CEO & Principal

    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, we received an application formally. One company named “YLLP Holdings Ltd” wanted to applied for the internet brand ” xxxxxx ” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and internet brand is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign YLLP company to register these domain names and internet 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 YLLP company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and internet brand.

    I want to confirm that are you the corporate representative of this company? If you do, I will feedback some problems to you; if you do not, please send my words to your company’s cororate representative or lawyer. We need your answer of force affect. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Chung
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Tel: +00852 3073 2660
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email:Amy@pnsl.hk
    Website: http://www.pnsl.hk

  57. 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 July 13,2012, we received an application formally.One company named “LongFeng Group Inc” wanted to applied for the Web brand” documentumcity” 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 LongFeng 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 LongFeng company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Web Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of LongFeng 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

  58. 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 August 29,2012, we received an application formally.One company named “JuLeng Group Inc” wanted to applied for the Web brand” hisam” 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 JuLeng 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 JuLeng company, they maybe have other purposes to register these names and Web Brand.

    We haven’t finished the registration of JuLeng 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

  59. Following is one that I received just today…

    Dear CEO & Principal

    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 March 14, 2013, we received an application formally. One company named “Longxin Holdings Ltd” wanted to applied for the Internet Brand” officemart ” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and Internet Brand is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign Longxin company to register these domain names and Internet 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 Longxin company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and Internet Brand.
    I want to confirm that are you the corporate representative of this company? If you do, I will feedback some problems to you; if you do not, please send my words to your company’s cororate representative or lawyer. We need your answer of force affect. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

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

  60. Dear CEO & Principal

    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 April XX, we received an application formally. One company named “XXX Holdings Ltd” wanted to applied for the internet brand ” XXX ” and some domain names through our body.
    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and internet brand is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign XXX company to register these domain names and internet 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 XXX company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and internet brand.

    I want to confirm that are you the corporate representative of this company? If you do, I will feedback some problems to you; if you do not, please send my words to your company’s corporate representative or lawyer. We need your answer of force affect. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Chung
    Auditing Department
    ——————————–
    Tel: + 00852 2272 2617
    Fax: +00852 3073 2663
    Email:Amy@pnsl.hk

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