Domain Spam - Scam to Purchase Superfluous Domains

You may have received an email similar to the example shown below.  Emails like this are designed to mislead domain owners.  It is an attempt to get businesses to register superfluous domains.  Note the Chinese domain extensions: “.cn”, “.com.cn” & “.asia”.  This email tries to convince the receiver that someone in China is trying to purchase these domains and they are responsible for contacting the owner of the American equivalent to avoid trademark infringement.

If you receive an email like the one below, please disregard.

Dear Manager:

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Anhui, China. On December,30th,2010, We received QUNDI Company's application that they are registering the name "chicagowebdesign" as their Internet Trademark and " chicagowebdesign.cn"," chicagowebdesign.com.cn" ," chicagowebdesign.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards,

Angela Zhang

Anhui Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager
Room 1008 Shenhui Building  
Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China

Office:  +86 0553 4994789
Fax:     +86 0553 4994789
web: 
www.ygnetworks.org

 

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