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Beware of Chinese Domain Names Fraud

Many voices in the blogosphere have reported a new scheme of scam involving generally a Chinese domain registration firm asking for people to register some domain names through them because “a third party” was trying to register them. An example would be a dot.com domain owner who would receive an unsolicited email from those bogus companies because of someone else trying to register some .cn versions of the same website, so they wanted the company owner to register these domains first with them to “protect their trademarks”.

There is no such a thing as a registrar contacting a company because a third party was trying to register a similar domain name. Chinese domain name can be registered both in China and overseas and immediately, provided that they are available at the very moment the search is conducted. On the other hand a domain name doesn’t automatically make a trademark owner unless related to a brand which has been properly registered with the country’s relevant organizations, and in which case the trademark would apply solely to that specific country.

Make sure not to fall for this scam. Nevertheless, if you have China-related operations or expect to be involved with China in the near future, it would make sense to register and park the Chinese extensions (.cn and .com.cn would do) of your domain if available, to avoid it being snapped by domainers, competitors or even scammers as the ones we just mentioned.

Below an email correspondence received by a client (whose website is www.shanghai-tv.com.cn) that would give you a clearer pictures of what is going on.

From: Liza <Liza@netinchina.org.cn>

Subject: Shanghai-tv-Intellectual property rights (TO CEO)

Dear CEO,

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

On the Dec 10, 2007, we received an application formally. One company named ” Viva International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following
Domain names:
shanghai-tv.cc
shanghai-tv.cn
shanghai-tv.com.hk
shanghai-tv.com.tw
shanghai-tv.hk
shanghai-tv.info
shanghai-tv.net
shanghai-tv.net.cn
shanghai-tv.org.cn
shanghai-tv.tm
shanghai-tv.tv
shanghai-tv.tw

Internet brand keyword:

Shanghai-tv

through our body.

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

Best Regards,
Liza Ding

_________________________

 

China Net Technology Limited
Tel:+(852)-3059-3057
Fax:+(852)-3059-3080
Email:
Liza@netinchina.org.cn

Web: Link Removed

212 Responses to “Beware of Chinese Domain Names Fraud”

  1. thanks for bloging this – very useful. just got the same email from michael@domaininasia.net

  2. I think I have just unmasked the scammers. As foolish as they were, they replied to this post (probably because it was coming high while googling for their company name), as Tom Cao (tom.cao@domaininasia.org) and Dina Wang (DiNa@netinchina.hk). On purpose I have approved some of their comments in this thread. Their IP has been logged and IS THE SAME, 59.181.107.170.

    Now the most interesting part. I have done a reverse look up on this IP address using this IP address locator and it seems that the emails were sent from…MUMBAI, INDIA

    Once again be very careful when dealing with this scammers! Make sure to inform people at risk not to fall for this.

    Now, to “Tom Cao” and “Dina Wang”, if you guys (probably the same person though) are back again to this thread, how can you explain:
    1-That emails from both domains and pretendedly different firms were sent from the same IP?
    2- How come your IP address shows that you are in India while you pretend being HK/Chinese companies?
    3-How do you explain that your website is less than a week old and however try to pose as an “established company”?

  3. STOP FOOLING PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!

    STOP FOOLING PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!

    STOP FOOLING PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!

    STOP FOOLING PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!

  4. STOP FOOLING PEOPLE !!!!

    STOP FOOLING !!

    STOP !!

  5. I second that , I have just recevied the same email from Venus.Yuan@domaininasia.org.

    Looks quite convincing

  6. Sverre Marvik Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Very useful indeed. Seems like domaininasia.net is racing for survival, or at least their sales pitch is not very honest. We’ve just received a similar mail for our .asia and .hk domain names from hebe.chen@domaininasia.net

  7. Thanks for the comments. In fact it is probably the same company (or similar bogus hosting firms) who are trying to rip off people by using new identities. A quick whois look up reveals that both domaininasia.org and domaininasia.net have been registered on January 2nd, 2008…

  8. Michel Zoeller Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Very useful this blog, thanks, too!
    Here just another scammer-mail…

    Asia Domain Name Registration Limited
    Tel:00852 3059 3057
    Fax:00852 3059 3080
    Email:bowen.zhao@domaininasia.net

  9. another company Says:
    January 8th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    *No no no! we are an honest company! we don’t want to screw you…*

    Well…
    Same case here. They wrote our company using hebe.chen@domaininasia.net address.

    Sigh… again bad business practises via the Internet.

  10. Thank you on the 9th we got the same mail from: hebe.chen@domaininasia.net. Thank you for this information.

  11. We just got the same scam from “Steve Hua” of “MP-China.org.cn” and “Shanghai MP Network Solutions Co., Ltd.”

  12. My business partner forwarded an identical message from Tom Cao. I was in the midst of responding when I stopped to Goolge Viva Int’l. which brought me here. I intend to inform Mr Cao (or whoever is behind the nom de net) that such registrations would violate the US Anti-cybersquatting Piracy Act, a federal law that prohibits use and/or registration of registered trade and domain names and those deceptively similar thereto. He’s unlikely to be impressed because he’s undoubtedly beyond the jurisdiction of the US courts.
    That said, I query what is their angle? If I want to register first-order domain names with country-specific extensions, I don’t need “Asia DNR.”
    Guess it’s just the scam de jure. Thanks for the info. Cheers!

  13. A brief postscript to my earlier post: If you want to know if someone posing as a DN registrar is legitimate, go to http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html

  14. I have received similar messages from the following companies:

    01/02/2008
    KEVIN KE
    senior consultant
    ( Tel: +86-21-52715980
    ( Fax: +86-21-52715978
    + e-mail:kevin.ke@mp-china.org.cn
    Website: http://www.mp-china.org.cn
    Address:11/F, Building A, Oasis Plaza, 137 Bailan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China

    07/25/2007
    Angus Li
    Check Domain Name dept.
    Shanghai SPS Network Technology Co., Ltd
    Chinese Domain Name Overseas Registration Gateway
    Add: No.399, Jufeng Rd,Shanghai
    Tel:+(86)21-62296886 | Fax:+(86)21-62296899
    Website: http://www.chinasps.net.cn | Email: Angus.li@chinasps.net.cn

  15. Just received the same email from lance.chen@domaininasia.org

    thanks for blogging this. it really had me alerted

  16. Likewise, I received an email from andy wang at ASIADNR, with his email address andywang@domainasia.org. I googled the company that want to register cn and asia extensions to my website and no such company.
    I checked with GoDaddy and they indicated is a spoof. I responded back to dear Andy…forget it.

  17. Just one more.

    Dear CEO,
    We are Asia Domain Name Registration Limited, which is the Internet Registration Center (Asia DNR) in Asia. We have something
    important need to confirm with your company.On the Jan 9 , 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Hutmyt
    Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark keyword
    “Pip”
    and the domain names
    pip.hk
    pip.asia etc.
    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark keyword and domain names
    applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that
    may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Hutmyt company yet, in order to deal
    with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Gary.Feng
    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Asia Domain Name Registration Limited
    Tel: 00852-3075 9838
    fax: 00852-3177 1520
    00852-3177 1510
    Email:Gary.Feng@asiadnegistry.org
    Website:www.asiadnr.org http://www.asiadnregistry.org

  18. even i got the message on my company email.given below is a response which i found from another blog…it will be helpfull….
    “Your correct response is to report this immediately to the CNNIC by emailing the correspondence with your suspicions to service@cnnic.cn.
    The CNNIC is the China Internet Network Information Centre which regulates domain names in China. Visit them at http://www.cnnic.cn/en/index/index.htm – all the rules and regulations for China Domain Names are spelt out here, and you can email them direct from the site. They are not amused by this,and will likely take action.

  19. I just got the same from gordon.xiang@mp-china.org.cn

  20. Thanks to Kodjo for commenting on our blog where we had posted about this for a second time. http://www.rentaspider.com/2008/01/domain-name-adds-supplemental-notes.html

    It may be that the scammers are in India, or as I responded they may only be trying to appear that they are in India. In either case a Chinese registrar is involved and so we will continue to call this a “Chinese scam” until the facts can be known. Frankly, I was surprised that something like this COULD be from China, but there are criminals everywhere, arn’t there…? I am subscribing to be notified of futher comments posted here and will update my blog as needed when the scam is ended and the scammers locked up. It is good they are reading the messages here, so they can start to understand what they are doing is dishonest and wrong!

    And thanks for the tip about the address for service @ cnnic.cn. I have forwarded them the message with the headers so they can take action.

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  22. And another one trying to hit Australian companies. Looks like Mr Feng has a few relatives in the same industry.

    Dear CEO,
    We are China Net Technology Limited, which is the Internet Registration Center (CNNET) in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.On the Jan 20 , 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Hutmyt Holdings Limited” applied for the
    internet trademark keyword
    “Syphonics”
    and the domain names
    syphonics.cn
    syphonics.com.cn
    syphonics.hk
    syphonics.mobi
    syphonics.net.cn
    syphonics.asia etc.”
    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark keyword and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Hutmyt company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Jim.feng
    Sponsoring Registrar:
    China Net Technology Limited
    Tel: +852-3075 9838
    Fax: +852-3177 1520
    +852-3177 1510
    Email:Jim.feng@china-net.hk
    Website:www.cnnet.hk

  23. Just adding… I got 3 of these emails from “Asia Domain Name Registration Limited” and “Ian.zhang” and that is just in 2008.

  24. Thanks very much for this. I just received the same email for one of my domains.

  25. Thanks to all for this useful info. Just received the same mail from gary.feng@dnrinasia.com. First i was a bit irritated but after reading this blog i feel better!

  26. when i ping their website, i get 218.16.121.19 it’s located in china… is asiadnr legitimate? or also a scam?

  27. Also sent as someone from asiaip.org – for
    example Ella.Yin@asiaip.org

  28. We got it too.

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Asia Domain Name Registration Limited.
    Tel:+(852)3075 9838
    Fax:+(852)3177 1520
    Email: rodney.gong@dnrcenter.org

    Website: http://www.asiadnr.org

  29. Thanks for all the information I also received the following email and was responding and even trying to seek legal advice on the matter fearing our business was going to suffer. I feel much better after finding this site.

    Thank you for your letters in reply

    Are you sure that you have no relation with Hutmyt Holdings Ltd? If so, the Hutmyt Holdings Ltd may register these domain names compete first.
    Just because of your registered trademark, so we inform of your company.But the domain names registration is open in the world.

    This is international domain name registration principle.We are only a domain name registration organization in China, We have no right to prevent other people’s registration.So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest. As the company whose trademarks relateto the applied domains, you will get the priority to register these domain names and Internet brand name.

    If you think these domain names and Internet brand name are useful for you, we can send an application form to you and help you register these within dispute period. If you don’t think their application will affect your benefit, we will pass their application. There is a time limit. Pls let us know your decision soon.

    We knew you have registered the domain name “glosscrete.com.au” and own the intellectual property (own the trademark Glosscrete ). This is why we informed you. But now Hutmyt company wanted to apply for other domain names and internet brand you have not registered yet.

    Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Gary.feng

    ——————————————————————————–

    Gary.Feng
    2008-01-29

  30. Stopscamming Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Same shit from: janny.yu@dnrcenter.org
    The text is a little-bit adjusted to make it non traceable

    Dear Manager,

    We are Asia Domain Name Registration Limited, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
    we have received an application formally,one company named “MetHor Holdings Limited” applies for the domain names( dummyname.cn, dummyname.com.cn , dummyname.tv , dummyname.asia etc.) and the internet Brand Name(dummyname)on the internet Feb XX, 200X. We have to know the opinion of your company, because the domain names and keywords may relate to the usufruct of brand name on internet.
    we would like to get the affirmation of your company,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. PLease let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellEctual right contact Me freely.

    Best Regards,

    Janny.Yu
    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Asia Domain Name Registration Limited.
    Tel:+(852)3075 9_838
    Fax:+(852)3177 1_520
    Email: janny.yu@dnrcenter.org
    Website: http://www.asiadnr.org

  31. We had this eail as well and nearly fell for it, thanks for this blog. Thank god there are blogs to look up such scams!!
    Tony

  32. Thank goodness for this website! If I had not found you someone I work with would have responded to this scam. Mine came from:

    Jesse.Chen
    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Asia Domain Name Registration Limited.
    Tel: 00852-3075 9838
    Fax:00852-3177 1520
    00852-3177 1510
    Email: jesse@asiaip.org
    Website:www.asiadnr.org?

  33. […] Beware of Chinese Domain Names Fraud […]

  34. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government takes a very dim view on this type of Internet Scam. You can report these people to http://www.police.gov.hk/hkp-home/english/tcd/contact.htm

    Regards

  35. We’ve received 2 of these, the latest arrived this morning.

    Our latest is from:

    Andy.yang

    Registration Commissioner

    Beijing HKZC Co., Ltd

    Tel: +8610 82771675 +602

    Fax: +8610 82771640

    Email: andy.yang@bjhknet.cn

  36. Thanks for the blog. We have received same e-mail from:

    Ella.Yin
    Tel: +852-3075 9838
    Fax:+852-3177 1520
    Email: Ella.Yin@asiaip.org
    website:www.asiadnr.org

  37. I have received one this morning, same content as the one above, from:

    byron.ke@dnrcenter.org

    Byron Ke
    Intellectual Property Senior Consultant.

    Tel: +852-3059 3099? +852-3075 9838
    Fax: +852-3177 1520 +852-3177 1510
    Email: byron.ke@dnrcenter.org
    website:http://www.asiadnr.net

    After reading this blog I decided BETTER no reply.
    Thanks!

  38. Thanks! Just got the email from Asia DNR and as a result of your blog, will just ignore it. So kind of you to alert people like me to this scam.
    Thanks again!
    Christopher

  39. we have received similiar emails from,

    Hayee zhao
    Auditing Department
    TEL: 00852-3059 3057 00852-8122 6293
    FAX: 00852-3059 3080 00852-8125 7328
    Email: Hayee.zhao@shundajishu.net.cn
    Web: http://www.netinchina.org.cn

    and

    bruce.Che
    Sponsoring Registrar: China Net Technology Limited
    Tel:00852-30593099
    Fax:00852?31771520

  40. Didi Abdul Says:
    April 24th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Yeah. Got one too.

    Our company received similar email from someone named Amy Chen. I feel for it at first, and to protect our company’s identity, we actually called and wrote to them to confirm this matter. All she said was, if you don’t want people to steal the identity, I will send you a quotation so that you can reserve your domain and identity. Suprise, surprise! The price she sent us was triple of what we normally pay for all of our domains. After months of ignoring their price quotation, I received another one today:

    Subject: [*SPAM*] Re: keep quiet all the time

    Dear Miss/Sir

    I am very sorry that you handle this matter with such attitude. I can’t contact you for such a long time. I also don’t know where is the key problem is.I just want to help you protect intellectual property right instead of you would do as what I said to you. You own the preferential right to register these domain names,but it does not mean it belongs to you. If you think they are not important for you, you can abandon and we will register for Universe Limited Company.Once Universe Limited Company apply successfully, the possess right of these domain names belongs to Universe Limited Company not yours. That means you will lose the market in these domains. It becomes the key point of why the global domain names becomes so important. For it affects whether a company brand can exist or not.If you think we are helping you, pls contact us asap for the dispute time is almost at its end. Pls tell us your decision so that we can handle the next step.

    Best Regards,

    Amy Chen
    ——————————————————-

    Asia DNR Ltd
    TEL:+852-3059-3099
    FAX:+852-3177-1520
    +852-3177-1510
    Website: http://www.asiadnr.net

    ——————————————————————————–

    Amy.chen
    2008-04-24

  41. Just recd. one of these – thanks guys for all the info.

    And just gave godaddy some business thanks to these monkeys – setting me back by a 100 bucks.

    V

  42. Mods – please add this to my post –

    Below is the address on the e-mail to us.

    Called them up and Jeff Chan “wasn’t available” though I called him in a minute of recieving the e-mail.

    Your domain scamsters:

    Jeff.chan [Jeff.chan@asiaip.org]

    Jeff Chan

    Asia DNR
    Tel:00852-30593099
    00852-30759838
    Fax:00852?31771520
    00852?31771510
    Website: http://www.asiadnr.org
    E-mail: Jeff.chan@asiaip.org

  43. My company receives the same messages from “netinchina.hk” too, a lady by the name of Winnie Chen, and when I called her nearing to 12pm asian time, her voice is still sleepy.

    Dear Lance,

    Sorry to trouble you! I am Winnie. We had discussed the case about your company’s domain names. We did not receive your reply until now. Now it will come to the auditing period,If so, we will think you have given up these domain names. So we will help Nanstart company register these domain names after 2 workdays. Nanstart company will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute questions about intellectual property right and trade mark after they succeed in registration. If you would like to register by yourselves, pls contact us within 2 workdays.

    Best Regards,

    Winnie

    Gosh …

  44. add the following to the list

    We are China Net Tec Ltd, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
    we have received an application formally,one company named “MiaDac Holdings Limited” applies for the domain names(mydomainhere.asia,mydomainhere.jp,mydomainhere.tw,mydomainhere.cn,mydomainhere.com.cn etc.) and the internet Brand Name(mydomainhere)on the internet Apr 28, 2008. We need to know the opinion of your company, because the domain names and keywords may relate to the usufruct of brand name on internet.
    we would like to get the affirmation of your company,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me freely.

    Best Regards,

    Kate Fu

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    China Net Tec Ltd.
    Tel:+(852)3075 9838
    Fax:+(852)3177 1520
    Email: kate.fu@cnnet.hk
    Website: http://www.cnnet.hk

    They have a site that looks legit, I assumed they were doing a Trademark search of some kind. It’s really not my area of expertise. Thanks so much for this site. The question is what are they trying to accomplish? Capturing a Valid Email? Getting money by “forcing” you to registering Chinese Domain Names?

  45. Another one Says:
    May 7th, 2008 at 1:45 am

    Here is one i received last week (i removed company info). thanks for this blog!

    Dear CEO,
    ?
    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal
    with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to
    confirm with your company.
    ?
    On the?pr.?8 2008, we received an application formally. One company named
    “Hugu Holdings Limited” wanted to register following Domain names:
    .asia
    .cn
    .com.cn
    .hk
    .net.cn
    .org.cn
    .tw
    Internet?rand keyword:

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

    Auditing Department
    Tel:?00852 8122 6293??
    Fax: 00852 8125 7328??
    ?eb:?YPERLINK “http://www.china-net.hk/”?ww.domaininasia.com
    Email: HYPERLINK “mailto:jenny@cnnet.hk.cn”jenny@cnnet.hk.cn
    ??????HYPERLINK
    “mailto:jenny.xiao@china-net.hk.cn”jenny.xiao@china-net.hk.cn
    ????YPERLINK “http://www.netinchina.org.cn/”

  46. We received the same email today. The content seems convincing. This time the company name they use was “Nanstart International Holdings Ltd.” I googled it and found this blog so realised it was a scam. Thanks for sharing this info. We received the e-mail from:-

    Winnie
    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852 8122 6293
    Fax: 00852 8125 7328
    Email: winnie@asiadm.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.china-net.hk.cn

  47. here’s another collectors item:-

    Best Regards,

    Michael.Hu (Auditing Chairman)
    China Net Technology Limited
    Tel: +852-3059 3099 ?Fax:+852-3177 1520
    Email: Michael.Hu@china-net.hk
    Website: http://www.china-net.hk ? http://www.cnirc.hk Add: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

  48. Had to add my version, maybe we can play them along like the Nigerians. Make them send funny photos of themselves.

    Dear Principal,

    We are the domain name registration organization in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.On the May 12, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Heiyey International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    hairyones.asia
    hairyones.cn
    hairyones.com.cn
    hairyones.com.tw
    hairyones.hk
    hairyones.info
    hairyones.mobi
    hairyones.tw
    hairyones.us
    Internet brand keyword:
    hairyones
    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of the Heiyey company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please let the Principal contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Diana

    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852 8122 6293
    Fax: 00852 8125 7328
    Email: diana@ynsur.com (24hours)
    Web: http://www.china-net.hk.cn

  49. Hi there,
    yeah, relly good that this blog is high on google when searching for that company. on april 1st the company i work for got a mail from gary.feng@asiaip.org with the above content, on may 15th a partner company got the same mail from Angor.Huang@dnrservice.hk
    today i tried copying some contents out of the mail from april 1st an microsoft outlook crashed again and again – so beware, best you put the mail to quarantaine or delete it straight away (or if you need to send it to someone, make a screenshot).
    regards!
    kkb

  50. Sara Schueler Says:
    May 20th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    From: Jeff.chan [mailto:Jeff.chan@asiaip.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:13 AM
    Subject: how are you in these days ?

    I will block your website in Asia.
    As a CEO.I think you are unsuccessful.in the circumstances,I advice you send in your jacket,Then I believe you can become a good bondslave!

    Your teacher:Jeff.chan

    We replied to stop contacting our company or we would seek legal action. Here is the reply:

    Ok.Please take legal action ,welcome you to do it ,you are sh*t ,Do you understand ???We will block your website in Asia.and legal action your company include you ,F*ck you mother !!!

  51. I recieved a similar email from:
    Rick Song
    Sponsoring Registrar: Domain names auditing department
    Tel: +852-3059 3099 +852-3075 9838
    Fax: +852-3177 1520 +852-3177 1510
    Email: Rick@dnrservice.hk
    Website: http://www.asiadnr.org

  52. They are getting to Denmark now.
    Here’s what I recieved – and thanks to this blog can safely ignore:

    Dear Manager,
    We are AsiaDNR ,which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the May.19, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “ChengXin Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark “Hectoroghippie” and the domain names ”
    hectoroghippie.biz
    hectoroghippie.cn
    hectoroghippie.com
    hectoroghippie.com.cn
    hectoroghippie.hk
    hectoroghippie.net
    hectoroghippie.tw
    etc.”.

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

    Best Regards,
    Robin.Li

    Asia DNR
    Website:www.asiadnr.org
    Email:robin@ymzczx.com
    Tel:00852-3075 9838
    Fax: 00852-3177 1510

  53. same mail, this time the company that wanted to register the domain names is “Triphong International Holdings Ltd”
    the mail was sent by
    Hong Kong Office:
    TEL: 00852-8122 6293 (Direct)
    00852 3059 3057 (Office)
    FAX: 00852 3059 3080

    Email: Alice@asiadm.hk.cn |
    Web: http://www.asiadnr.org

    goog blog.

  54. Add http://www.mepco-china.org.cn to the list

    I replied to their original email to say that my domain is not connected with any business – it is a personal domain so I don’t mind if their applicant registers anything, and I still had the standard response telling me that I needed to act quickly to protect mu Company’s interests.

    Amateurs!

  55. Thanks for posting this notice. I’ve recieved the same email from a Mike Huia mike.huia@dnrnic.com
    reportedly from China-Net.HK
    Exactly the same jibberish as reported by other people

    At least now I have nothing to worry about.

  56. They are indeed a group of net scammers from some India guys via professional investigation.

  57. Now they are attempting to threaten with legal action when I ignored their emails…

    Dear Jason,

    we have already finished the registration for you, but now you don’t want to pay,I feel very angry. We have dealt with lots of clients like you and never worry about this. I have forwarded this matter to our legal department, you will receive the court summons soon. We will use the application form with your signature and the conversations to prosecute. I think the prosecute costs won’t be less than the registration fees. What’s more, we will put our action on Google and will screen your asia market to let all of the world people know your company. at the same time, we are selling these domains on the website http://www.domainpricing.com.I believe there must be many people would like to pay for these domains.

    Best Regards,
    Lance Chen
    Auditing Director
    Hong Kong Office
    Tel: +(852)-3059-3057
    Fax: +(852)-3059-3080
    Email:lance.chen@asiadns.net.cn
    Web: http://www.domaininasia.com

  58. Hi, thanks for blogging about this. Your result is the first when you search for the email address the mail was sent from. This post helped a lot thanks :)

  59. […] websites that reports the same scamming pattern : http://blog.sinohosting.net/beware-of-chinese-domain-names-fraud/ […]

  60. We also received this. I think it’s also them but a different name (West Technology Limited).

    > Dear Principal,
    >
    > We are the domain name registration organization in HongKong, which
    > mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something
    > important need to confirm with your company.On the Jun 15, 2008, we
    > received an application formally. One company named “Heiyee
    > International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register following
    > Domain names:
    > .asia
    > .cn
    > .com.cn
    > .com.tw
    > .hk
    > .info
    > .mobi
    > .tw
    > .us
    > Internet brand keyword:********
    > through our body.
    > After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain
    > names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and
    > trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this
    > company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.
    > Now we have not finished the registration of the Heiyee company yet,
    > in order to deal with this issue better, Please let the Principal
    > contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
    > Best Regards,
    > Debbie
    > *Auditing Department*
    > **
    > *Contact information:*
    > * *
    > * Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia *
    > * Tel: 00852 8122 6293 * * Fax: 00852 8125 7328 *
    > * *
    > *
    > * Email: * * diana@westnet.hk.cn *

  61. Fotini Papadopoulou Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks everyone for feedback.

    I am from Greece the same thing happened in my company as well. Again thanks for blogging about this very usefull.

  62. We just received this one:

    Dear
    We received a formal application from a company who is called Saibo Investment Co.,Ltd is applying to register ” Cwcdirect ” as their domain name in China as well as in Asia on July 1, 2008 1, 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Saibo Investment Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As an authorized anti-cyber squatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Saibo Investment Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need your confirmation for two things, `
    First of all, whether this alleged Saibo Investment Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains (The alleged Saibo Investment Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.
    Best wishes,
    Chad Huang
    Registration Commissioner
    Beijing HA ZD Science and Technology Co., Ltd
    Tel: +86-10-82772601
    Fax: +86-10-82773610
    Email:chad.huang@ha-zd.org
    http://www.ha-zd.com.cn

    No virus found in this incoming message.
    Checked by AVG.
    Version: 8.0.101 / Virus Database: 270.4.3/1529 – Release Date: 7/1/2008 7:23 PM

  63. Yeap, we received the same email from Rick Song.

    Domain names auditing department
    Add: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Tel:+(852)3075 9838
    Fax:+(852)3177 1520
    Email: Rick@dnrcenter.net
    Website: http://www.china-net.hk

  64. Important Thread, thanks !
    Our version:

    Best Regards,
    Kevin cheng
    Auditing Department

    TEL: +852 2710 8200 EXT 2813
    FAX: +852 3175 7933
    Email: Kevin.Cheng@eastern-net.net.cn
    Web: http://www.eastern-net.hk

  65. I’m a deputy of one foreign enterprise in China, last year we protected our domains by Beijing hkzc Co.,Ltd and prevent others grabbing successfuly, our business shows a huge increasing and pepole know more about our products and company via the new domains regsitration. so I think whether it’s fraud or not, the key is whether you realize the domain registration is important or not for you now days.

  66. To Gavin:

    What do you mean actually by “protected”? Paying hundreds of dollars for domain names that should cost less than $10 each? What is the difference with registering them with a regular registrar and not someone who promotes his services through mass email?

    Looking forward to your reply. If not I will just assume that you are one of those scammers.

  67. I received this email today.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: tony.liang@westech.hk.cn

    To: enquiry

    Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 10:18

    Subject: Re: optic-point—Intellectual property rights (To Principal)

    Dear Principal,

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

    On the July 9, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named ” Koyee International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following Domain names:
    optic-point.asia
    optic-point.cn
    optic-point.com.cn
    optic-point.com.my
    optic-point.hk
    optic-point.tw

    Internet keywords: optic-point
    through our body.

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

    Best Regards,

    Tony Liang

  68. Thanks for the post. I got the email from Angie Yu: angle.yu@westech.hk.cn, purportedly of westtechnology.asia. FWIW, those domains were both registered about a month ago.

    The third party name they gave was Volats International Holdings Ltd .

    Karen

  69. I received one from:

    Paker Lin.
    Director.

    Tel: 00852-3059-3057 00852-8122 6293
    Fax: 00852-3059-3080 00852-8125 7328
    Email: paker.lin@asiadm.org.cn
    Email: paker@westech.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia

  70. I have met the same situation, i did as their requirement, and signed the contract,although realize the cost is higher. but they give me the real service, I got what i need, they registered names completely for me and linked to me, they are working well till now,so anyone would not be able to grab my names anymore.
    Please attention that The lottery winning information is the real SPAM and scam emails in internet now, they will cheat your personal info and kinds fees, then will no response, finally you got nothing and will bring lots of winning information for you have spreaded your private info previously.

  71. thanks for the posting. one of our users received a similar email. glad to see other’s are aware of this scam.

  72. thanks again; here’s the email we received, maybe it will help others.

    Dear Principal,

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

    On the Jun. 25, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “kolee International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domains through our body.

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

    Following are the domains kolee company applied to our organization.
    Domain name:
    .asia
    .hk
    .in
    .mobi
    .net.cn
    .com.tw

    Internet keywords:

    ______________________

    Best Regards,

    Tony Liang

    Auditing Department

    Contact information:
    Direct Tel: 00852-3059-3057 Fax: 00852-3059-3080
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia

  73. here’s what I received:

    —Message no.1 below—
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: scott scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    Date: Mon Jul 28 2008 at 5:11 AM
    Subject: Notice Of Cybersquatting
    To: cabinetp cabinetp@tofan.ro

    Dear Manager

    We Shanghai Xingguo Network Service an domain name registration organization which commit to helping the overseas
    customer to register CN domain and internet brand authorized by China Internet Network.

    On July.28th.2008 We formally received an application from a company named VATEN co.Ltd who want to register tofan
    name as their own Internet Brand and and CN domain name. Howeverby our Auditing department confirmedyour company is the
    original trademark holder for it .You enjoy the priority to register and protect themaccording to the China Registration Principles.
    That is why i inform you this matter.

    In order to avoid future disputes and protect your brand from illegally infringed by others on internetplease feel free to contact me ASAP.

    Best wishes

    Scott Han
    Auditing Department
    Shanghai xingguo net technology co.ltd
    Tel:+( 86)-21-6482-8692
    Fax:+( 86)-21-6482-9517
    Email: scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    Internet: http://www.xing-guo.org.cn
    —Message no.1 above—

    —Message no.2 below—
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    Date: 2008/7/29
    Subject: re:Re: Notice Of Cybersquatting
    To: ???@tofan.ro

    Dear Sir

    Glad to receive your letter
    Refiering to VATEN co.Ltd I know they are a new company located in HongKong according to application formbut I have no rights to open their details without their permission otherwise we will be prosecuted In law.Based on the former such cases to large extent they want to promote their products on internet taking use of your web site. Their registration intends to cause confusion on web site and also take serious effect to your business.

    The price of these Internet Brand and domain names is following :
    tofan is 99 eruo/per year
    tofan.cn is 39 eruo/per year
    tofan.com.cn is 39 eruo/per year
    tofan.asia is 60 eruo/ per year
    tofan.hk is 50 eruo/ per year

    If your company want to protect and register it let me know and i will send you the applicatino form we will use it to dismissed the application of VATEN co.Ltd and then we will finish the registration for your company according to your information on the form.

    If you have any questionplease feel free to contact me

    Have a good day

    Scott Han
    ——–????——–
    ???:???@tofan.ro
    ????:2008-07-28 17:04:21
    ???:scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    ???:(?)
    ??:Re: Notice Of Cybersquatting
    —Message no.2 above—

    —Message no.3 below—
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    Date: 2008/7/30
    Subject: Application form
    To: ???@tofan.ro

    Dear Adrian

    Glad to receive your letter again
    The first thing we need to do is to dismiss their application by the application form which I have send you by attachment.

    Second When received the application form our technology department will register for your company according to your information on the application form.

    ThirdlyI will send you the invoice by attachment please make the payment in 3 workdays after you recieve itand then send me the payment
    proof for my accountant needs it to check this payment at bank.

    Lastwhen we received the payment proof we will link these domain names to your web site and send you the Certificate of Registration(E-Cert)
    And at that time you will be the legal and unique owner for these internet brand and domain names in the world. and these domain name and internet brand are protected by the law of register in Chinaso your company
    can enjoy our counterpart service such as domain names transformation management dispute promotion and so on.

    The attachment is application form please check it . You can choose the domain name which have the beneficial for your company on the form. Pl fill it out and send it back before 4th August.

    If you have any questionplease feel free to contact me

    Have a good day

    Scott Han

    ——–????——–
    ???:???@tofan.ro
    ????:2008-07-29 19:40:26
    ???:scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    ???:(?)
    ??:Re: Re: Notice Of Cybersquatting
    —Message no.3 above—

    —Message no.4 below—
    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: scott scott@xing-guo.org.cn
    Date: 2008/7/30
    Subject: invoce
    To: ???@tofan.ro

    Dear Adrian
    I am very glad to receive your letter quickly
    I have received your application form and then forwarded them to my technology department they have put on record for your company.Meanwhile they will finish the registration for your company according to
    your information on the form .

    I also send you the invoice by attachment please check it. and Pl make the payment before 5th August.
    and send me the payment proof for my accountant needs it to check this payment at bank.
    when we received it within 15 workdays i will send you the Certificate of Registration(E-Cert).

    If you have any questionplease feel free to contact me

    Yours Sincerely

    Scott Han

    —————————————-

    ——————————————————————————–

    —————————————————————–

    ?????35??????
    —Message no.4 above—

    The attached invoice has the following text (my company name is omitted on purpose in this form)

    Billhead

    Invoice No.: 20080730136
    Date July 30th 2008

    From: Shanghai xingguo net technology ltd

    Description
    Domain name tofan.cn – single price 39 euro/year – period 5 years – total amount 195 euros

    Internet brand tofan – single price 99 euro/year – period 5 years – total amount 495 euros
    TOTAL AMOUNT – 690 EURO

    Payment method: T/T
    Bank Details
    Receiving EUR Payment at Bank of Shanghai
    Beneficiary A/C No: 3168 7403 0006 25085
    Beneficiary name: Shanghai xingguo net technology ltd
    Bank name: Bank of Shanghai
    Swift: BOSHCNSH
    Bank Address: No. 6 Of CaoBao Road Shanghai

  74. And they have turned their attention to Indonesia too…Same crap message…must say that I was already 99% sure that this was a scam, but after finding this blog the last 1% was added to make it 100%

    Here is the message we got:-

    From: King Huang [mailto:king@westnet.hk.cn]
    Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:04 AM
    To:
    Cc:
    Subject: Re: …-Intellectual property rights (To President/Director)
    Importance: High

    Dear President / Director,

    We, West Technology Limited, are a domain name registration service company in Hong Kong, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration and disputing in Asia.
    On July 30, 2008, Our auditing dept received an application formally from “Therms International Holdings Ltd”, they claimed as your agent in Asia and consigned by you to register following Domain Names:

    Internet Keyword: “…” through our company.

    According to our procedures and in order to protect your intellectual property rights, we need to send this email to the original company for confirming the actual relationship with this company. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other motivation to register these domain names and probably want to do some cybersquatting. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration, In order not to confuse registering these domain names, Please contact us Asap.

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

    With best regards

    King Huang
    Auditing Manager

    West Technology Limited
    Auditing Department
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel: 00852 8122 6293(Direct)
    Fax: 00852 8125 7328
    Email: king@westnet.hk.cn
    Email: king@asiadnr.com.cn (personal email)
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia

  75. Here’s a variation I received today (Australia) (domain changed to ):

    From: simon.gao [mailto:simon.gao@govdm.com]
    Sent: Monday, 4 August 2008 11:14 AM
    To: #####
    Subject: Re: ( To the Principal) Regarding Domain Name “”
    Importance: High

    Dear Principal,

    We are Govdm information technology Ltd, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
    we have received an application formally,one company named “Kasem Investment Corp” applies for the domain names

    (.cn
    .com.cn
    .com.tw
    .hk
    .net.cn
    .tw ) and the Internet Trademark()on the internet Aug 3, 2008. We need to know the opinion of your company, because the domain names and keywords may relate to the usufruct of brand name on internet.
    we would like to get the affirmation of your company,lease contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me freely.

    Best Regards,

    Simon Gao

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Govdm information technology Ltd
    Tel: +86 021-5415 5365

    Fax: +86 021-5415 5372
    Email: simon.gao@govdm.com

    simon@govdm.com

    Website:www.govdm.com

  76. There’s even a follow-up mail if you don’t reply to them (Brent Lee also sent the first scam mail, signing as Auditing Director):

    From: brent.lee [mailto:brent.lee@asiaip.org]
    Sent: tuesday augustus 5 2008 6:30
    To:
    Subject: Re: … Domain Name

    Hello, Sorry to trouble you!I’m Brent, The dispute period will come soon. We did not receive your reply until now. Do you mean that you want to give up the registration? If so, we will sign the registration agreement with the third party .he will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world. You will be responsible for the loss caused by the matter yourself.
    Because We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute questions about intellectual property right and trade mark after they succeed in registration..
    Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible. If any question, do not hesitate to contact me.
    Regards,
    Brent

  77. Our company just got one of these. This the third one we’ve received this year. Names are always different but goal seems to be the same, scamming you out of money.

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd are applying to register “XXXXX” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Aug 08 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things.

    First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.

    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.

    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Bst Rgs

    Adam Wu

    Auditing Commissioner

    Beijing HKZC Networks Science and Technology Co., Ltd

    Tel: +0086-10-82771675-602 +0086-10-82772510-602

    Fax: +0086-10-82771640

    Email:adam@bj-hkzc.com.cn

    http://www.bj-hk.com

    Confidentiality Statement:

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

  78. I have received this email 3 times. Forwarded to me by my clients.

    At first, I had a conversation with them, letting them continue with the registration. This time, I figured it was a scam, cause it’s almost the same letter but from a different company. So I googled and found this.

    Their info:
    Jason Zhang
    Check Domain Name dept.
    jason.zhang@sknic.hk.cn
    SK Holdings Company ltd
    T:+852-3059-3057
    F:+852-3059-3080
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    ———————–
    Lyons Li
    Govdm-Auditing Department
    Tel: +86 021-5415 5365
    Fax: +86 021-5415 5372
    E-mail: Lyons.Li@govdm.com
    Lyons.Li@govdm.net.cn
    Lyons.Li3@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.govdm.com
    ———————–
    Admini niu
    TEL?852 – 31757930 ?ext.8043)
    FAX?852 – 31757932
    Email: admini.niu@hknsc.hk
    HongKong Network Service Co.,Ltd
    Website: http://www.hknsc.hk

  79. I have received this email 3 times. Forwarded to me by my clients.

    At first, I had a conversation with them, letting them continue with the registration. This time, I figured it was a scam, cause it’s almost the same letter but from a different company. So I googled and found this.

    Their info:
    Jason Zhang
    Check Domain Name dept.
    jason.zhang@sknic.hk.cn
    SK Holdings Company ltd
    T:+852-3059-3057
    F:+852-3059-3080
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    ———————–
    Lyons Li
    Govdm-Auditing Department
    Tel: +86 021-5415 5365
    Fax: +86 021-5415 5372
    E-mail: Lyons.Li@govdm.com
    Lyons.Li@govdm.net.cn
    Lyons.Li3@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.govdm.com
    ———————–
    Admini niu
    TEL?852 – 31757930 ?ext.8043)
    FAX?852 – 31757932
    Email: admini.niu@hknsc.hk
    HongKong Network Service Co.,Ltd
    Website: http://www.hknsc.hk

  80. Yap, got one too from this:

    Tel: +852-3059 3057 | Fax:+852-3019 8068
    Email:Tracy@netservice.hk
    Website:www.netservice.hk

    When we go ahead and register the name we need through our usual supplier, the scammer responded with F***

  81. I got one from “Brent Lee” as well and have grabbed a couple of the domains he listed from GoDaddy (.net, .org). I fell for it initially – thanks for putting this information out there. I was planning to call my attorney tomorrow – I really thought this was legit.
    ——————————-

    brent.lee| Auditing Director
    SK Holdings Company Ltd| HongKong | CHINA
    Office: +852-3059 3057 | Fax:+852-3177 1520 or +852-3177 1510
    Email: brent.lee@asiaip.org |website:www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  82. Dear Adrian

    Glad to receive your letter again
    The first thing we need to do is to dismiss their application by the application form which I have send you by attachment.

    Second When received the application form our technology department will register for your company according to your information on the application form.

    ThirdlyI will send you the invoice by attachment please make the payment in 3 workdays after you recieve itand then send me the payment
    proof for my accountant needs it to check this payment at bank.

    Lastwhen we received the payment proof we will link these domain names to your web site and send you the Certificate of Registration(E-Cert)
    And at that time you will be the legal and unique owner for these internet brand and domain names in the world. and these domain name and internet brand are protected by the law of register in Chinaso your company
    can enjoy our counterpart service such as domain names transformation management dispute promotion and so on.

    The attachment is application form please check it . You can choose the domain name which have the beneficial for your company on the form. Pl fill it out and send it back before 4th August.

    If you have any questionplease feel free to contact me

    Have a good day

    Scott Han

  83. I have recently received e-mails from someone calling himself Brent, whose e-mail addresses are Brent@asiadnr.org.cn and brent@westnet.hk.cn. The wording of the initial e-mail was IDENTICAL to that of e-mails cited elsewhere in this stream, except for the different company and domain names. I asked for further information and received a price list that would have cost me nearly $2,000 to lock up the dozen or so domain names mentioned. Following this, “Brent” has sent me a half-dozen e-mails asking me to confirm receipt and to let him know when I would send the completed application form and payment back to him, and this morning he called me, ostensibly from Hong Kong, asking me when he could expect my response. This is clearly a scam, far more modest in scope than the Nigerian 419 advance fee frauds, but as seems to be characteristic of Chinese businesses they sell relatively cheap and make money on the volume. If I get another one of these I plan to write back saying I am the nephew of a deposed African dictator requiring help getting $20 million out of my country in exchange for which I will give him 1/3 of the proceeds.

  84. Please check this out and keep the psots coming all very useful in finding out these slippery buggers are…

    http://resources.alibaba.com/topic/342002/Domain_Name_Registration_Scam_SK_International_Holdings_Asiadm_org_cn.htm

  85. This is one we received at work which we almost acted on before I decided to have a look online

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Hongkong, which mainly deal with international company’s in asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Sep 1, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Gestppy Investment Co., Ltd “wanted to register following
    Domain names:

    webro.cc
    webro.asia
    webro.tw
    webro.net.cn
    webro.org.cn
    webro.co.in
    Internet brand name:
    Webro
    Through our company.
    After our initial auditing, we find that the Internet brand name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and brand name, and they haven’t filled in the detailed information on the application, so we need to send you an email to confirm whether you have relation with this company. If you do not know this company, we suspect such company wants to do some cybersquatting. Now we have not finished the registration of “Gestppy Investment Co., Ltd” yet, In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Gavin.Feng
    Auditing Department Director:

    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel: 00852 30593057
    fax: 00852-3177 1520 00852-3177 1510
    Email:Gavin@dnrcenter.hk
    Web: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  86. Then some two weeks later I get another as I ignored it……..

    Dear Diane,
    I am Gavin.Feng .
    We had discussed the case about your company’s domain names. We did not receive your reply until now. If so, we will think you have given up
    these domain names. So we will help Gestppy Holdings Limited company register these domain names after 3 workdays. Gestppy Holdings
    Limited company will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute
    questions about intellectual property right and trade mark after they succeed in registration. If you would like to register by yourselves, we will
    send an application form to you and help you register these within dispute period.Pls contact us within 3 workdays.
    Best Regards,

    Gavin.Feng

  87. Thank you for this blog issue.
    FYI: We just received the following today:

    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registration center in HongKong and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On Sep.9th.2008, we received a formal application from a company called ” Flurries invest Ltd ” applying to register
    Internet trademark: ************

    Domain names:
    ************.asia
    ************.cn
    ************.com.cn
    ************.hk
    ************.tw
    ************.us
    ************.eu
    ************.co.uk
    ************.de
    ************.ru

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged ” Flurries invest Ltd ” has no trade mark, intellectual property, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. In order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who can be in charge contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Paker Lin.
    Auditing Department.

    Tel: 00852 9566 0205 00852 9566 0103
    Fax: 00852 8226 1055
    Email: paker@sk-network.org Directly: paker.lin@asiadm.org.cn
    Web: http://www.sk-holdings.net

    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please do not reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

  88. We received an email this morning from this person/company:

    King Huang
    Auditing Manager
    ________________________________________________

    Auditing Department
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    TEL: 00852-9566 0253 00852-8122 6293
    FAX: 00852-9566 0302 00852-8125 7328
    Email: king.huang@westdns.org
    Email: king.huang@cndmrc.com (personal email)
    Web: http://www.west-technology.net

    The content is otherwise identical to the letters other people have received. Thanks for the info.

  89. Vince Sarrinen Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name register centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “TaiAo Holdings Limited” applying to register
    Internet Trademark:
    xxxx

    and the domain names:
    ****.asia
    ****.cn
    ****.com.cn
    ****.com.tw
    ****.hk
    ****.net.cn
    etc.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged TaiAo Holdings Limited has no trade mark,
    brand nor patent even similar to that word.

    As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged TaiAo Holdings Limited
    to be a domain grabber.

    Hence we need you confirmation for this things, What is your attitude?
    because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.This is a letter for confirmation.
    If the mentioned third party is
    your business partner or distributor in China. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner
    after this audit procedure.

    Best Regards,

    Saar

    One Net Technology Limited
    Tel 00852-9566 0253
    Fax: 00852-9566 0302
    Email: Saar@onenetbyte.org
    Website: http://www.oneEasy.hk http://www.oneEasy.asia

  90. My Advise is to look for evidences:
    Try to find the suposed Company interested in registering the domains.
    —>It does not exist.
    Try to google for general message subjects, linking them whith fraud.
    —>Several evidences will apear for sure.
    Go to the registar website and you’ll find that:
    Is very poorly deploied and has only general info not especific info.
    Also try to do a Whois for the registar mail sub domain and site domain.
    See if has something to do with this Whois Record:
    Registrant Contact:
    guo ruochen
    guo ruochen guo ruochen
    xiamen
    xiamen, Beijing 360012 CN
    Administrative Contact:
    di qiu ()
    +1.1082151122
    Fax: +1.1082151122
    zhe ge di zhi shi bu dui de
    beijing, 100008 CN
    Technical Contact:
    di qiu ()
    +1.1082151122
    Fax: +1.1082151122
    zhe ge di zhi shi bu dui de
    beijing, 100008 CN
    Status: Locked
    Name Servers:
    ns1.superdns.org
    ns2.superdns.org

    Also of reference:
    http://www.miproconsulting.com/blog/2008/06/dns-spam/
    http://www.firetrust.com/en/blog/chris/domain-name-scams
    http://www.firetrust.com/en/blog/chris/domain-name-scams?page=1
    http://blog.sinohosting.net/beware-of-chinese-domain-names-fraud/

    For those who want to act:
    You can mail the service@cnnic.cn explaining what’s is happanning.

    Cheers

  91. etpreseller@gmail.com is one of the mails behind all domains associated with this scheme.
    For the record the mail is mail is associated with more 4,020 other domains.

  92. Here in Paris, France, Received the same at the office. Govdm , like Ben wrote on August 4th, but phone and fax numbers are different. Their website is empty.

    Thanks for this blog !

    Here is the mail I received :

    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
    we have received an application formally,one company named “Sica Invest Co, Ltd” applies for the
    Domain Names:
    company.com.hk
    company.com.tw
    company.mobi
    apave.net.cn
    Internet Trademark: Company
    On the Sep 24, 2008. We need to know the opinion of your company, Because Government request us to audit and record the application during the process of registration.
    We would like to get the affirmation of your company, Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me by telephone or email.

    Best Regards,

    Destine

    Govdm-Auditing Department
    Tel: +86 021-6460 7449
    Fax: +86 021-5415 5161
    E-mail: Destine@govdm.com Destine@govdm.net.cn
    Web: http://www.govdm.com/

  93. Dear all,

    Thanks for the post. Very enlightening. Just confirmed my suspicion that this is a scam. Got this email a few days ago from Karla

    “Dear CEO:

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia,which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with you company.On the September 26th, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Mollex International Holdings Ltd”wanted to applying to register”timberinternational “as internet brand and “.CN/.ASIA” domain names.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Mollex International Holdings Ltd” has no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Mollex International Holdings Ltd ” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA.
    if so, we will complete their registration.These days we are dealing with it.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards

    Kayla

    Auditing Department
    ShiShun I.T.Co.,Ltd
    Tel:+86-0513-8011 8536
    Fax:+86-0513-8011 8539
    Email:Kayla@registryid.cn
    WebSite:www.ssregistry.cn

    So this is their new scam !!

  94. Joseph Esshaghian Says:
    October 7th, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Hello,

    I just received a similar one with what seems to be a new name and identification. I’ll post it here for anyone else:

    Dear CEO:

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia,which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with you company.On the September 24th, 2008, we received an application
    formally.One company named “Mollex International Holdings Ltd” wanted to applying to register “********” as internet brand and “.CN/.ASIA” domain names.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Mollex International Holdings Ltd” has no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm:
    whether this alleged “Mollex International Holdings Ltd” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration.These days we are dealing with it.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards

    Maomao Yang
    Auditing Department Manager
    ShiShun I.T.Co.,Ltd
    Tel:+86-0513-8011 8536
    Fax:+86-0513-8011 8539
    Email:Maomao@registryid.cn
    WebSite:www.ssregistry.cn

  95. Thanks a lot for this thread!
    I just got a similar e-mail from “Vicky” – nice english name for a chinese from india?!

    Mail-Content:
    —————————————
    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia, which mainly service for international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company. On the Oct 8th, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Varney invest Co,.Ltd” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    […]
    Internet Trademark: […]

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

    Best Regards,

    Vicky
    —-
    Govdm-Auditing Department
    Tel: +86 021-6460 7449
    Fax: +86 021-5415 5161
    E-mail: Vicky.Peng@govdm.com
    vicky.Peng@govdm.net.cn
    Web: http://govdm.com
    ———————————-

    By the way the website is an awful slow flash site – speaking volumes for a “registration service company”.

  96. After we received the application from YU-Online (Hongkong) Company, we checked that “redcart” is your company’s trademark. That’s why we sent email to you.

    The following domain names are applied by YU-Online (Hongkong):

    [1] DOMAIN NAME

    l ********.cn / ********.com.cn / ********.org.cn / ********.net.cn

    l ********.hk / ********.com.hk

    l ********.asia

    [2] INTERNET BRAND NAME (INTERNET KEYWORD):

    l ********

    [3] CHINESE DOMAIN NAME:

    l ********

    [4] WIRELESS WEBSITE:

    l ********

    Please note the following information:

    “.cn” “.com.cn” “.net.cn” and “.org.cn” are top level domain names in China. “.com” “.net” “.biz” and “.info” are International top level domain names.

    Internet brand name is one of domain names, which has no prefix “www.” and no suffix “.com”. It is the extension of real world’s brand on the web. After succeed in registration, these domain names will be authorized and ruled by official organization. Meanwhile, electronic register certificates will be awarded to the registrant from official organization to protect their ownership of these domains.

    You must know that every party have right to register any domain name without authorization. Domain name takes open registration. This is international domain name register principle. For example, google.com.cn & google.cn had been registered by other company. And Google had to pay 1 million dollars to get these two domains back.

    According to the rule, YU-Online (Hongkong) company allowed to register these domain names. But your company has the priority to register these domain names. So we sent an email to inform your company to remind you. If you don’t want these domain names to be used by YU-Online (Hongkong) company, you need register them in your own name. If you don’t need these domain names, we have to register them for YU-Online company.

    Please let us know what’s your decision of this matter, and what further assistance we can offer you .

    If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

    Best Regards
    Shanghai CBSS Information Technology Co.,Ltd Registration Commissioner:Billy
    1804,Building No.59,380tian yao qiao Road,Shanghai,China Tel:0086-21-26505825
    Mobi:0086-13636607189 Email:billy@cbss.cn web: http://www.cbss.cn

  97. Hi Thanks for blogging this, it still seems to be a problem as it was our turn this morning. We received the following from Winslow at – winslow@bestweb-service.org

    Message follos:-

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “YunHao Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark Keyword:
    missdiscreet

    The domain names:
    missdiscreet.cn
    missdiscreet.hk
    missdiscreet.kr
    missdiscreet.jp
    missdiscreet.info
    missdiscreet.asia

    On Oct 13. 2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “YunHao Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Winslow
    ——————————————————-

    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    This is a letter for confirmation.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. Thanks for your cooperation

  98. I just got one from different company.

    Tony Liang

    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong kong Office
    Tel:+852 8122 6293 / +852-3075 9838
    Fax:+852-8125 7328 / +852-9666 0302
    Email:tony.liang@onenethk.org / tony.liang@dnrservice.hk
    Website: http://www.oneeasy.asia

  99. This scam seems never ends
    ____________________________________________________

    From: nancy [mailto:nancy@sk-network.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:22 PM
    To:
    Subject: Re: Naviscapital-Notice Of Internet intellectual property right (TO CEO)
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “Gains International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet trademark:

    And the domain names

    in China and also in Asia on Oct. 13 2008.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Gains International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.
    Now we have not finished the registration of Gains International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong kong Office
    Tel: +(852) 9566 0103 +(852) 9566 0205
    Fax: +(852) 8226 1055
    Email: nancy@sk-network.org
    Web: http://www.sk-holdings.net

  100. This scam seems never ends
    ____________________________________________________

    From: nancy [mailto:nancy@sk-network.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:22 PM
    To:
    Subject: Re: -Notice Of Internet intellectual property right (TO CEO)
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “Gains International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet trademark:

    And the domain names

    in China and also in Asia on Oct. 13 2008.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Gains International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.
    Now we have not finished the registration of Gains International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong kong Office
    Tel: +(852) 9566 0103 +(852) 9566 0205
    Fax: +(852) 8226 1055
    Email: nancy@sk-network.org
    Web: http://www.sk-holdings.net

  101. Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia, which is the domain name register center in China.I have something need to confirm with you.
    we have received an application formally,one company named “Sica Invest Co, Ltd” applies for the
    Domain Names:
    dispro.asia
    dispro.cn
    dispro.com.cn
    dispro.hk
    dispro.tw
    Internet Trademark: Dispro
    On the OCT 9, 2008. We need to know the opinion of your company, Because Government request us to audit and record the application during the process of registration.
    We would like to get the affirmation of your company, Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me by telephone or email.

    Best Regards,

    Destine

    ——————————————————————————–

    Govdm-Auditing Department
    Tel: +86 021-6460 7449
    Fax: +86 021-5415 5161
    E-mail: Destine@govdm.com Destine@govdm.net.cn
    Web: http://govdm.com/

  102. Got a version of this today from bestweb-service

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company. On Oct 15, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named ” Pyigeer International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register the following domain names:
    *ourdomain*.com.hk
    *ourdomain*.hk
    *ourdomain*.sg
    *ourdomain*.ph
    *ourdomain*.vn
    and Internet brand:*ourdomain*
    through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned Pyigeer company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Lydia

    Auditing Department (HK)
    Tel: 00852-95660496
    00852-95660489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Mail: lydia@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  103. […] 20 Oct: The same scam is happening with a company called AsiaDNR. I got a note today from a steven@scdomain.org trying the same […]

  104. I just received a similiar email from “Brian”

    From: Brian [mailto:Brian@bestweb-service.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:20 AM
    To: bonnybabies
    Subject: Bonnybabies -Notice Of Internet intellectual property right (To Principal )

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “QianKun Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark Keyword:
    Bonnybabies

    The domain names:
    bonnybabies.asia
    bonnybabies.cn
    bonnybabies.com.cn
    bonnybabies.hk
    bonnybabies.in
    bonnybabies.mobi
    bonnybabies.tw
    bonnybabies.us

    On Oct 21.2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “QianKun Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Brian
    ——————————————————-
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    This is a letter for confirmation.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. Thanks for your cooperation.

  105. So October is Bestweb season, is it? It’s so nice to know I’m not alone. Mine was from:

    Mabel
    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: Mabel@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    and I made the mistake of replying that I had no relationship with the company mentioned by Mabel-No-Lastname that’s trying to register “my” domain names. To which she urged me to register with Bestweb quickly as she’s doing me a favor and I have priority. And finally the slow coin dropped.

    The scariest part was that their web site appears quasi-legit. I even sought legal advice.

    Thank you for the posts. I really appreciate it.

  106. I just got this one:
    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.
    We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.
    On Oct 19, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Tianchuang Holdings Limited” wanted to register the following domain names:
    ****.eu
    ****.asia
    ****.jp
    ****.tw
    ****.com.tw
    ****.cn
    and Internet brand: ****

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.
    I wonder whether you consigned Tianchuang company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Steve

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: steve@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  107. I got one today too- freaked me out until I found this blog- so thanks for posting everyone…we are a Dubai based company so they must be targetting Middle East now! Same emails as posted above and from someone called Polly!

  108. I told them they can buy my domain name for 5 million US

  109. Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On Oct,27, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Cromeation International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    xxx.info
    xxx.us
    xxx.asia
    xxx.jp
    xxx.hk
    xxx.tw
    xxx.com.tw
    xxx.cn
    xxx.com.cn
    and Internet Trademark:
    xxx
    through our entity.
    After our initial examination, we found that the alleged “Cromeation International Holdings Ltd” has no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent even which are similar to that word.We found that the keyword and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Cromeation company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Robert
    Manager of Auditing Department
    Hong Kong Auditing Department Office

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

    Email: robert@westnet.hk.cn (Work time)

    robert@asiadnr.com.cn (24 Hours)

    Tel: 00852-9566 0253 / 8122 6293

    Fax: 00852-9566 0302 / 8125 7328

  110. Hehe, got one an hour ago:

    “During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.
    I wonder whether you consigned Hueicompany to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever.
    If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Mabel

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: Mabel@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    For those interested in taking action against spammers/scammers, rather than just ignoring/deleting:

    1. http://www.knujon.com
    No technical knowledge required. Just forward any offending emails to them & they do the rest – contacting law enforcement/ISPs etc.

    2. http://www.spamcop.net
    You need to know how to view the message source – in Outlook highlight the message in the Inbox and then File|Properties|Details|Message Source. Maybe there’s a shortcut – for ThunderBird users such as myself it’s just Ctrl-U.

    3. http://www.castlecops.com
    Very active anti-spam community with forum and anti-phishing reporting etc.

    All three are very effective at trashing these spammers/scammers in their different ways.

  111. Same here.
    Mailed from “Andy.Wang@sk-network.org”.

    Somebody in India should start a blog on good business ethics. Dangerous loosers, these guys.

    I already felt is was a scam, but still:
    thanks for starting this post!!!

  112. Same e-mail from Steve steve@bestweb-service.org

    Note this lovely line –
    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. Meanwhile, it is in the special time of financial crisis. Many companies are registering and protecting their own internet intellectual property right in various methods.

    Thanks for the blog.

  113. Posting to the list to keep the wording of these phishing emails up-to-date. Add bestweb-service.net/.org to the list of unprincipled scammers in China/India. Received this today:

    From: mabel@bestweb-service.org
    Subject: About “<>” intellectual property rights ( TO CEO & Principal )
    Date: November 12, 2008 6:55:48 AM EST

    Dear CEO & Manager,

    We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with the Tudou 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 12,2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Tudou Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “<>” and some domain names through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is identical with your trademark. Meanwhile, it is in the special time of financial crisis. Many companies are registering and protecting their own internet intellectual property right in various methods.These days we are dealing with this case, I wonder whether you consigned Tudou company to register these domain names through us? If yes, we will complete the registration on these domain names. Or you do not even know this company what so ever? Currently, 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.

    Best regards,
    Mabel

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: Mabel@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  114. I recieved a similar scamming mail today, from a company called “www.west-technology.net”. We even replied to the message of their “Director Micheal Peng” and got his response to that.

    [1st mail:]

    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. Currently, we have a?ery important
    issue needing to confirm with your company.
    ?
    On?ov 6, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named ”
    YongBao International Brands Holdings?td ” wanted to register some domains
    and trademark?hrough our body.
    ?
    After our initial examination, we found that the?rademark and domain names
    applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.
    These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt
    that they have other aims to register & buy these domain names and trademark
    through our. Currently, we have postponed this application of this company
    temporarily already. and in the meantime we want to confirm whether you
    consigned YongBao company to register these trademark and domain names, in
    order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or
    email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains YongBao company applied to our organization.?
    Domain?ame:??????????
    damainname.asia????????
    damainname.info??
    damainname.mobi????
    damainname.tv??
    damainname.hk
    damainname.tw??
    damainname.us??
    damainname.jp
    damainname.net.cn??
    damainname.org.cn?
    Internet Trademark:?
    damainname
    ______________________
    ?
    Best regards,
    Michael peng
    Director

    Auditing Department
    Tel:?00852-9566-0496 00852-9566-0489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Email:Michael@westnet.hk.cn
    Email:Michael@westdns.org
    Web: http://www.west-technology.net

    [2nd mail:]

    Dear Sir,

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

    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. So It is our obligation to inform you the case.

    If you have no relationship with them, according to our working experience, there are three possibilities:

    1: YongBao International Brands Holdings Ltd is a domain name investment company, they want to cybersquat these domain names and then sell back to you to gain profits.
    2: It may be a commercial method, YongBao International Brands Holdings Ltd is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.
    3: YongBao International Brands Holdings Ltd are the biggest competitor of you in Asia or European region, who want to invade your asian market and confuse your clients as well as to disturb your website and bring harm to the profit of your company.

    According the auditing of our arbitration dept, we knew you have registered the domain name ” damainname.TLD ” & ” damainname.com ” and own the trademark ” damainname” , this is why we informed you. But now YongBao company wanted to apply for other domain names and internet trademark you have not registered yet. 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 YongBao company or every other third party all has right to register it. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to prevent other people’s registration. For example ” Google.com.cn & Google.cn ” had been registered by other company in 2003. And Goolge company had paied 1 million dollars to get the two domain names back. So we are required by Chinese government to inform your company this matter to keep your benefit from infringement.

    Following is Google case, hope it can help you understand this sort 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 you can see, once domain names are registered, it will need a series of pretty complicated procedures and a large number of money to obtain them again. And I think these domian names and internet trademark are important to your company. What’s worst, we think you must know some cases about the domain names grabbed by the others or the third party, and also frequently happens internationally.They register the domain by imitating your web. And invade some market of you or link to some illegal porno webs or sell to your competitors to gain high profits and as a result, make your company an infringed object.

    As the owner of the brand of ” damainname “, you will get the priority to register these domain names and internet trademark. If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your intellectual property rights & trademark, we can send an disputed application form to you and help you register these 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.

    If you have some other questions,please contact us as soon as possible.

    Waiting for your reply asap.

    Best regards,
    Michael peng
    Director
    ———————————————————–

    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-9566-0496 00852-9566-0489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Email:Michael@westdns.org
    Email:Michael@westnet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.west-technology.net

  115. Also add: http://www.boxs.org.cnto the list of scammers. I received the following email today.

    Dear

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Co.,Ltd are applying to register “company” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Nov 13,2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things,
    First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Bst Rgs
    Alva Liu
    Registration Commissioner
    World Domainbox Group Co., Limited
    Tel: +86-10-80747734
    Fax:+86-10-80747824
    Email: alva@boxs.org.cn
    http://www.boxs.org.cn

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  117. Hello,

    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 the domains 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 registration? If so, we will sign the registration agreement with the third party . So please confirm whether you need to reserve your rights.
    Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible. If any question, do not hesitate to contact me.
    Have a nice day !
    Rila

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: rila@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  118. Dear CEO,

    We have something important to confirm with your company.
    On the Nov 10, 2008, we received an application formally from one company named “AnLan international Holdings Ltd” who applied for the Internet trademark: “webnetmarketing” and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it, so we hope to get assistant from your company.

    Considering this issue will relate to your intellectual property, now we have not finished the registration of AnLan company yet,in order to deal with this issue better,Please forward this email to the person who can be in charge and contact us in time.Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Camille

    Auditing Department
    Agent of Asia internet intellectual property
    Tel:00852-9566-0496 00852-9566-0489
    Fax:00852-82261011
    Email:Camille@westtechnology.org
    Web: http://www.west-technology.net

  119. Our company received a similar message today. Here is the URL of the scammers to add to the list:

    Email: joseph@xun-jue.org.cn
    Web: http://www.xun-jue.org.cn/en/

  120. […] is a cool one.  You don’t have to take my word for it, it’s been going on all over the […]

  121. also have seen this one:

    Kevin Wu
    Senior Director
    TEL: +86 21 69929440
    Fax: +86 21 69929447

  122. More :)
    Kevin Lee
    kevin.lee@registry-china.net.cn
    Senior Consultant
    ( Tel: +0085-2-3178-1989 ( Fax: +0085-2-3175-8227
    Website: http://www.registry-china.hk.cn
    Address:5/F,Max share Centre,373 King’s Road North Point, Hongkong

  123. Thanks the author!

  124. Old stories but they keep bugging me! So I decided to reply. Below is the mail;

    From: jack.ding@boxs.asia
    Subject: [spam] [*SPAM*] Re: RE:Re: RE: Kasehdia Confirmation
    God’s word says that “He will bless those who bless his people and curse those who curse His people”use the Chinese words is”??”
    The same to you !

    —- Original Message —-

    From: “KasehDia Sdn Bhd”
    To: “”
    Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:10:07 +0800 (HKT)
    Subject: RE:Re: RE: Kasehdia Confirmation
    Dear Sir

    We are so glad you know the Chinese Laws and are looking forward to your sojourn in jail or worse. Please ensure you know international law and have a short and happy New Year. God’s word says that “He will bless those who bless his people and curse those who curse His people” so this will have serious repercussions upon you. Have a nice day.

    From: jack.ding@boxs.asia [mailto:jack.ding@boxs.asia]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:54 PM
    To: info@kasehdia.com
    Subject: [spam] [*SPAM*] Re: RE: Kasehdia Confirmation

    Thank you for remind.
    I know more about the laws of Chinese than you
    I will transfered those domains to the third party or lead them to any of the sites.you can check the result very soon.

    —- Original Message —-

    From: “KasehDia Sdn Bhd”
    To: “”
    Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:39:05 +0800 (HKT)
    Subject: RE: Kasehdia Confirmation
    Dear Jack

    I am aware that you are trying to perpetrate an internet scam on our company. I have forwarded your email to the investigative department of Interpol so that they may track you down and arrest you. You will also see from the cc’s above I have forwarded your scam to the Communist Party Secretariat in your country, they have also asked all foreigners to forward such items to them so they can also track you down and imprison you, I believe they will ask your family to pay for the bullet when they shoot you for making China look ridiculous in the eyes of the world.

    I hope you enjoyed your life, if you should want to change then call on the name of Jesus, he will be your saviour and when you repent no terrible things will happen to you and your family, if you do not repent of this and forward your repentance email to 10 people within 10 minutes of reading this, something terrible will happen by 10 p.m tonight.

    From: jack.ding@boxs.asia [mailto:jack.ding@boxs.asia]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:33 PM
    To: info@kasehdia.com
    Subject: [spam] [*SPAM*] Kasehdia Confirmation

    Dear Kasehdia Sdn Bhd team,
    Our center received a formal application from a company who is called Netlon Co are applying to register ” kasehdia” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on December 30, 2008. In order to prevent cyber piracy,Hence we need you confirmation for two things:
    1st: Whether this alleged Netlon Co is your IT supplier or distributor in business world.
    2nd:Whether you are interested in registering these domains (.eu/.aisa/.cn/.com.cn/.com etc;domain registration in China basically follow “FIRST COME FIRST SERVE “not needed by original trademark owner)

    This is a confirmation. If you think these domain names and internet keywords are not useful to your company. please neglect this email,we will automatically confirm the application from the third party after this audit procedure. Thanks for your cooperation

    Happy new year!

    Kind regards
    Mr Ding
    DOMAINBOX
    http://www.boxs.asia

  125. Just had this:

    From: black.chen [mailto:black.chen@westnet.hk.cn]
    Sent: 07 January 2009 07:36
    To: david
    Subject: infideas—Intellectual property rights (TO CEO)

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in HongKong. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On Jan.6, 2009. We received a formal application from a company called Kiryee International Holdings Ltd, who applied to register ” infideas” as their domain name in some countries and Internet Trademark. But after our investigation, we found this keyword conflicts with your company’s name and trademark, so we send you email and want to confirm with you on whether you have authorized the Kiryee International Holdings Ltd to register these domain names and Internet Trademark.

    We need to know the comment of your company because the domain names and Internet brand keyword may relate to the copyright of brand name on internet. We would like to get the affirmation of your company, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Black chen

    ——————————————————————————–

    Auditing Department

    TEL: 00852-95660103 00852-95660489
    FAX: 00852-9566 0302

    Email: black.chen@westnet.hk.cn

    Email: black.chen@westdns.org

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

  126. Over the past years I have received tons of such emails about 3rd party wanting to register domain names/keywords (both English & Chinese) and am getting sick of them. Only this week, I have had to deal with 2 and below is one of them FYI.

    “We are NameRich (www.namerich.cn), one of the largest and professionally domain auction companies, permitted by ShangHai Industry and Commerce Bureau and China government & have branch in Hong Kong.

    On the Jan 15, 2009, 18:00, we will sell numerous internet brand name, wireless keywords and domain name to Domain Mart LLC (www.domainmart.com). They are really interested in your keywords and domain name.

    This email is to invite you to bit the above name if you do not want to be abused. Last bit should be later than

    Date: 15 Jan 2009
    Time: 16:00
    Payment Method: Visa, Master or PayPal accepted.

    We are dealing with this affair in these days, so we wish to get the confirmation and the assent of your company. If your company has no response to us within the last bit period, we will unconditionally authorized the application of Domain Mart LLC (www.domainmart.com).

    You are welcome to ask me more about this auction.

    Best regards,

    Zheng Ming

    Tel? +86-21-3462 8477
    Fax? +86-21-3462 8474

    MSN?zhengming@namerich.com

    QQ?8195481648

    http://www.namerich.cn

    Email: zheng_namerich@126.com

  127. We received the same email –

    here is the last part of our email message –

    After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration is 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 and this “Rytec Soft Inc.” as the same company, there is no need reply to us, we will accept their application and will register those for them immediately.
    If your company has no relationships with that company or do not authorized, please reply to us within 10 workdays, if we can’t get any information from yours over 10 workdays, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Rytec Soft Inc.”

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,

    ________________________________

    Allen Chen
    Senior Consultant
    ( Tel: +0085-2-3178-1989 ( Fax: +0085-2-3175-8227
    Website: http://www.registry-china.sh.cn
    Address:5/F,Max share Centre,373 King’s Road North Point, Hongkong

  128. I have received the same scam from a person using these 3 email addresses: robert@westnet.hk.cn, robert@skasia.hk.cn, robert@ynsur.com

  129. I have received same story as mentioned before from Star Zhu a company name Best Web services. please read below

    Dear CEO & President,

    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 January 30, 2009, we received an application formally.One company named ” AsiaXin Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the Internet Trademark “Mastergum” and some domain names through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’keyword and Internet Trademark is identical with your company applied names.I wonder whether you consigned AsiaXin Holdings Ltd to register these domain names through us or not? Or is AsiaXin Holdings Ltd your business partner or distributor in Asia? If you did not authorize this company to register these domain names and Internet Trademark through us,we doubt that they have other purposes to purchase these domain names.Currently, we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already.In order to deal with this issue better,please let the principal make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

    Waiting for your reply .
    _____________
    Best regards,
    Star Zhu
    Auditing Department

    Best Web Service Company Limited
    Tel: +852 9566 0496 +852 9566 0103
    Fax: +852 9566 0302 +852 8125 7328
    Email: Star@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://bestweb-service.net
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is

  130. Hello!
    Thank you very much for boging this. I´ts a great reference for those who are in doubt if it is a scamm or not.

    The mail I´ve got is slightly different but at last is the same:

    Dear MR.MANAGING DIRECTOR or MR.GENERAL MANAGER

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and
    registration in HongKong. We have something important on intellectual property right
    need to confirm with your company.

    On Feb. 16, 2009. We received a formal application from a company called E-shop
    International Holdings Ltd, who applied to register “*****” as their domain name in
    some countries and Internet brand keyword. But after our investigation, we found
    this keyword conflicts with your company’s name and trademark, so we send you email
    and want to confirm with you on whether you have authorized the E-shop International
    Holdings Ltd to register these domain names and Internet brand keyword.

    We need to know the comment of your company because the domain names and Internet
    brand keyword may relate to the copyright of brand name on internet. We would like
    to get the affirmation of your company, please contact us by telephone or email as
    soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Bowen
    Auditing Department
    TEL: +852 95660103
    Email:Bowen@westnet.hk.cn;Bowen@westdns.org
    Web: http://www.west-technology.net

  131. Hi all. Same scam, different name. I got some below. Tracing the IP from the headers I found out these 2 are actually coming from Beijing China. What the hell is an internet brand anyway? Is there such a thing? These guys are crazy. And on to the show – here they are:

    Subject The Confirmation Of the Intellectual Property

    Dear Manager:

    This is China Domain Name registrar, We have imporant thing confirm with you. We formally received an application on 7th,Nov,2008, One person who named Mr. Chen ( http://www.icuxiao.com.cn) is applying to register “xxxxxx” as Internet Trademark and the .ASIA/.CN(like abc.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn) domain names in China to promote their company and do the promotion on the Google, Baidu and some famous search engine.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are the same with your company’s name and trademark. Two points need you to confirm: 1,whether this alleged Mr. Chen is your business partner or distributor in ASIA? 2, Whether your company need to remain the priority to register these CN names yourself?

    If he is your company’s partner , we will finish his application. If he is not, hope you can tell us your company’s decision on this matter.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards!

    Sunny Zhou,
    ————————————————————–
    China Domain Name Registrar

    Room 908,
    Hua Heng International Building,
    No.99 TaoWu road,NanTong City
    Tel:+(86)0513-8011 8536
    Fax:+(86)0513-8011 8539
    Web:www.idregistry.cn

    Date Wed 2/25/2009 3:06 PM
    From sunny@ntwifinetwork.com
    Subject Re:re: Domain Dispute and Protection

    Dear Sir
    Thanks for your prompt reply.As far as we know, Mr.steven Lee want to apply for the following names:

    xxxxx.cn
    xxxxx.com.cn
    xxxxx.asia
    xxxxx.net.cn
    xxxxx.org.cn
    And Internet Brand “xxxxx”.

    You would know domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So Mr.Steven Lee has right to register it.

    If you think his registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send an application document to you and help you protect these domains within our approving period. This is a better way to prevent domain name dispute. If you think his application will not affect your company, you can give up, we will finish his registration. Hope get your decision as soon as possible so that we can handle the next step

    Best regards

    Your Sincerely Treey

    From: “Treey”
    Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2009
    Subject: Domain Dispute and Protection

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    We are a domain name registration service company in China. Yesterday we received a formal application submited by Mr. Steven Lee who wanted to use the keyword  “ctpcmc” 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 don’t know whether you have any  relation with Mr.Steven Lee. Because these domain names would produce possible dispute, now we have hold down the registration of Mr.Steven Lee, but if we do not get your company’s any reply in the next 5 working days, we will approve this application soon. In order to handle this issue better, Please contact us by fax or email as soon as possible.
    Treey
    Attorney at law of Legal Department
    Tel: 86 0513 8532 2060
    Fax: 86 0513 8532 2065
    Email:sunny@ntwifinetwork.com
    Web: http://www.ntwifinetwork.com
    Mail No.:278080

  132. Tahnks for this post, very useful. Got my own one today…

    +++++++
    —– Original Message —–
    From: 2009-03-02 14:26:56 (peter@ygregistry.cn)
    To: {MyEmail}
    Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 1:26 AM
    Subject: Dispute of Internet Trademark Property

    Dear Manager:

    This is China Domain Name registrar, We have imporant thing confirm with you. We formally received an application on 2nd,March,2009, One person who named Mr Steven Lee is applying to register “{MyBrand}” as Internet Trademark and the “.ASIA/.CN” domain names in China to promote their company and do the promotion on the Google, Yahoo and some famous search engine.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are the same with your company’s name and trademark. Two points need you to confirm: 1,whether this alleged Mr Steven Lee is your business partner or distributor in ASIA ? 2, Whether your company need to remain the priority to register these names yourself?

    If he is your company’s partner , we will finish his application. If he is not, hope you can tell us your company’s decision on this matter.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards!

    Peter Wu

    ————————————————————
    IT Department Manager
    Tel:+86-021-6296 2950
    Fax:+86-021-6296 1557
    Address:3002,Nanhaibuilding,854.NandanRoad, Shanghai 200070, China

  133. Thanks for the warnings, could have waisted a lot of time checking this out.
    IT Manager

  134. 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 Mar 25,2009, we received an application formally. One company named “Tianli Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “*****” and some domain names through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is identical with your trademark. Meanwhile, it is in the special time of financial crisis. Many companies are registering and protecting their own internet intellectual property right in various methods. These days we are dealing with this case, i wonder whether you consigned Tianli Holdings Ltd to register these domain names through us? If yes, we will complete the registration on these domain names. Or you do not even know this company what so ever? Currently, 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,
    Thmoas
    Auditing Department

    ——————————————————————————–

    Tel: +852-2297-9279
    Fax: +852-2297-9209
    Email: Thmoas.Hall@eworld.hk
    Website: http://www.eworld.hk

  135. It appears that Mr Wu has been busy, we have received the same e-mail twice today warning us of our impending doom! It is as follows:

    Dear Manager:

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia,which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with you company.On the 26th,March,2009, we received an application formally.One company named “Cardon Group” wanted to applying to register “onmydoorstep” as Internet Trademark and “.CN/.ASIA” domain names.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Cardon Group” has no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. Two point need you to confirm:
    1.whether this alleged “Cardon Group” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. 2, Whether your company need to remain the priority to register these names yourself?

    If he is your company’s partner , we will finish his application. If he is not, hope you can tell us your company’s decision on this matter.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards!

    Peter Wu

    ————————————————————
    IT Department Manager
    Tel:+86-021-6296 2950
    Fax:+86-021-6296 1557
    web:www.ygregistry.cn
    Address:3002,Nanhaibuilding,854.NandanRoad,Shanghai 200070,China

  136. 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 Mar 24,2009, we received an application formally.
    One company named “TianXing Holdings Ltd ” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “*****” and some domain names through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is identical with your trademark.
    Meanwhile, it is in the special time of financial crisis.
    Many companies are registering and protecting their own internet intellectual property right in various methods.These days we are dealing with this case, I wonder whether you consigned TianXing company to register these domain names through us? If yes, we will complete the registration on these domain names.
    Or you do not even know this company what so ever? Currently, 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,
    Bill
    Auditing Department
    Tel: +852 2297-9279 ( Direct )
    Fax: +852-2297-9209
    Email: Bill@eworld.hk
    Web: Http:www.eworld.hk

  137. Simon Stott Says:
    March 30th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Received the same email from Peter Wu of http://www.ygregistry.cn, he sent it to several people in our company. I thought it may be a scam and was not suprised to find your blog when I did a search.

    Thanks,

    Simon Stott.

  138. My thanks to everyone who has reported these sites.

    I am currently dealing with an IP issue related to my Australian website as nobody bothers to check if the domain name is a registered trademark.

    Consequently I was very alarmed when I recently received my email from Margaret at Nantong WiFi Network Technology Co Ltd in China using the same words almost word perfect as the examples above.

    I checked their website and it looked almost perfect but the alarm bells continued to ring.

    I contacted my old friends in China and asked them to check it out for me.

    I have to say that I was almost taken in by it all.

    Thanks again.

  139. we also recieved the same scam email, it reads as follows:
    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name disputed registration service company in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia,We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the April 5, 2009, we received an application formally. One company named “TianXing Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark”astraindustrial “and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization..According to our procedures and in order to protect your intellectual property rights, we need to send this email to the original company for confirming the actual relationship with this company. because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of TianXing Holdings Limited yet, in order to deal with this issue better and not to confuse registering these domain names, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    In addition, we hereby affirm that our time is limited for dissent application . If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “TianXing Holdings Limited”.

    (PS:If you are not in charge of this matter,please transfer this email to appropriate dept.)
    Best Regards,
    Jerry.Lee
    Auditing Chairman

    Hong Kong Head Office:
    TEL: +852-956 60496
    FAX: +852-301 97872
    Email:jerry.lee@sknetdata.com

    jerry.lee@dnrcenter.hk

    Web: http://www.asiadm.hk.cn

  140. Julius Borges Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I received this email today. Thanks, very much, for exposing this fraud.

    Dear Manager:

    We are the Network Service Co., Ltd, which is a professional Internet Domain Names Registry and Internet Service Provider in China.

    On,7th, April, our company receive the HANHENG Investment company’s application that they want to apply for “xxxxxxxxx” name as “CN/ASIA” internet domain names and Internet trademark names. But after our confirmation, we found this name will conflict with your company’s name, so we send you email and want to confirm with you, whether your company has relation with the case ? Now this matter we just in the middle of handling, so we need to get your company’s opinion within the following 5 days.

    If you have any question, please let your company’s charger contact us directly & quickly. Thank you!

    Best regards!

    Bray Wu

    ————————————————————
    IT Department Manager
    Tel:+86-021-6296 2950
    Fax:+86-021-6296 1557
    web:www.ygdns.org.cn
    Address:3002,Nanhaibuilding,854.NandanRoad,Shanghai 200070,China

  141. Hoong Khai Soon Says:
    April 9th, 2009 at 10:24 am

    I have recieved similar email from http://www.eworld.hk but from stroke@eworld.hk

  142. […] He told me that I, being the owner of the Southbound Custom trademark had five days to dispute Henfeng Investment Company’s attempt at registration before they would own my property! I then received a reply from my attorney with a link to a blog exposing this type of scam. There were several accounts of people who had been contacted just as I had with the same SCAM. (http://blog.sinohosting.net/beware-of-chinese-domain-names-fraud/) […]

  143. Concerned US Citizen1 Says:
    May 6th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Add this to the list from: rita@ygregistry.cn

    Dear Manager:

    We are the domain name registration organization in China,who mainly duty for domain name and Internet Trademark registration work.

    Here,we have some important thing confirm with your company.On 4th May, 2009,we received an formal application ,one company named “Meihua “(China) Group” wanted to use the name ” REMOVED ” to register CN Internet domain names and Internet trademark.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keyword and domain names applied for registration is the same with your company’s name and trademark.So we send this mail to your company and need to confirm whether this company is your company’s partner in China.

    If it is,we will finish the all registration work.If it isn’t, please ask your company’s related person to contact us and solve this problem together as soon as possible.Thanks!

    Best regards!

    Rita Xia,
    Auditing Department:
    —————————————————————–

    China Internet Service Provider:
    YG Registry Co.,Ltd
    Tel : 0086-021-6296 2950
    Fax: 0086-021-6296 1557
    Web: http://www.ygregistry.cn
    Address: 588,Kaituobuilding,866.Yishan Road Xuhui District,Shanghai.China

    I responded before I knew it was a scam and asked them to not allow the registration.

    Their reply:
    Thanks for your reply.

    Since the domain name and the Internet Trademark are open to register, any person and company can register the names which have not been registered. So, the company’s registration is legal, you can check with the related registration principle. We notice your company because your company is the original owner of the name and your company enjoy a priority to register before others. We must get your company’s confirmation and decision before we take any action.

    Now, the company apply for the following names:

    REMOVED

    If your company think these names are important to your company, you can register these names yourself. And ,we will send your company a dispute application form to help your company register.Of course, if your company think the company’s registration will not take harm to your company, you can give up.And, according to the process, we will finish the company’s registration directly. Hope you can understand.

    Wait for your reply that whether your company need the form to fill in.

    With my sincere and warmest regards!

    Rita Xia

  144. Thanks for all this information – I have received a similar set of emails from a “John” from http://www.ygregistry.cn saying almost identical things and I replied to the initial email stating I had owned the domain name mentioned for a number of years.

    Thanks to a good old Google search and this blog, I feel comfortable about ignoring the whole thing.

  145. THANKS TO THIS PAGE I HAVE SAVED MYSELF FROM THIS CON
    I GOT ONE FROM YGREGISTRY

  146. Sid Awesome Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I just got the scam on my work email today. And after seeing this blog, I decided to have some fun with the scammer. Below is my email response to him/her for your entertainment and ideas of how to respond to the scammer. :)

    Dear Mr/Ms Scammer,

    Thank you for your bogus email attempting to scam us. If you have heard of the word “google” within the last few years or the invention called “mobile phones”, you would realise that your so-called devilishly uncanny and supposedly fool proof plan is nothing more than a mere kid’s toy that can barely keep a child occupied for less than 5 minutes.

    In addition, don’t you know that internet scamming is so passé and so last millennium? The real deals are now on the mobile phones and those “fool-proof” text messages. So, how about you give up your little plan of internet domination and get with the program of mobile scamming. But wait, then again, by the time you read this email, scamming would probably have elevated to new heights! I think they’re going for scamming using animals next since everything now revolves around animals one way or another. So I would suggest that you start investing in a couple herds of sheep, cats, and ducks since swine, bird, cow, dogs, monkeys have succumbed to weird diseases.

  147. Here is what we got after a few response

    Dear Sir,
    I think there is some misunderstandings.
    What the Tanjin Holdings Limited applied to register aren’t your domain Name”asiaexplorertravel.com”. They applied to register it as network Trademark “asiaexplorertravel”, which has no prefix”www.” and no postfix”.com”. Itis real-world brand’s extension in the network. Say from function, it is like a kind of brand or trade mark more. After an network trademark registered, it can obtain full support from nation-wide portal website, well-known search engine, visitors can access registered user’s website of network trademark through nonstop function.It does not need to consider the obstacle of the language. It has each national server of the world to analyze and support.

    If you think the Tanxin Holdings Limited’s application will effect your benefit, you should provide us your trademark certificate to dispute their application,then,we will send the dispute application form and registration procedure to you and help you to register the internet trademark within dispute period,this is the way to prevent domain name from grabbing.
    If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
    Hope get your decision ASAP, so that we can handle the next step.
    Regards,
    Jerry.Lee

  148. John Gentle Says:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 12:52 am

    From: jerry.lee
    To: REMOVED
    Cc: REMOVED
    Sent: Tue Jun 02 07:49:47 2009
    Subject: REMOVED-Network Trademark Urgent Message(TO President)

    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name disputed registration service company in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia,We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the 1th Jun,2009, we received an application formally. One company named “TanXin Holding Limited” applied for the network trademark”REMOVED”and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization..
    According to our procedures and in order to protect your intellectual property rights, we need to send this email to the original company for confirming the actual relationship with this company. because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of TanXin Holding Limited yet, in order to deal with this issue better and not to confuse registering these domain names, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    In addition, we hereby affirm that our time is limited for dissent application . If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “TanXin Holding Limited”.

    (PS:If you are not in charge of this matter,please transfer this email to appropriate dept.)
    Best Regards,
    jerry.Lee
    Auditing Chairman

    Hong Kong Head Office:
    TEL: +852-956 60 496
    FAX: +852-301 97 872
    Email: jerry.lee@dnrcenter.hk
    Web: http://www.asiadm.hk.cn

  149. Evan Malone Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I have also received what looks to be an example of the same type of scam, so it is apparently still active – see below:
    —————————————————-
    Dear Evan:

    Thanks for your reply .We believe that you are the owner of
    “www.fabathome .org”, Now,what we say is the CN/ASIA domain name,like
    “www.fabathome .cn,www.fabathome .asia”. but I believe that you must know
    the domain name is open to register in China,any person and company can
    register the names which have not been registered yet.Now,the
    Investment company wants to use the “fabathome ” to register the CN/ASIA
    domain name and Internet trademark Keyword, After check ,we find your
    company is using the brand, we have not enough reason to refuse their
    company’s application.so in order to avoid the conflict,we must confirm
    with the original user of the brand.Whether you have market in China or
    Asia?If we help the company register,whether will produce influnce on your
    company’s market? Please contact me so that we can proceed the following
    process.Wait for your reply!Thanks!

    Best Regards

    John
    Oversea marketing manager
    Tel:+86(0)21 6296 2950
    Fax:+86(0)21 6296 1557
    Email:john@ygregistry.cn
    Website:www.ygregistry.cn

  150. Just got the domain email, what a scam. Thanks for your site saving me money.

  151. This company, too, has been emailing us- for years- they anted thousands to register the domain names. The email is pasted below. Total scammers!

    On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:11 AM, SUNNY wrote:

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are a professional internet consultant organization in Asia, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.On June.22, 2009, we received an application formally, one company named “Lucky Holdings Ltd” applied for the brand keyword “internationalwig” and following domain names:
    internationalwig.asia
    internationalwig.biz
    internationalwig.cc
    internationalwig.cn
    internationalwig.com.cn
    internationalwig.hk
    internationalwig.info
    internationalwig.mobi
    internationalwig.net.cn
    internationalwig.org.cn
    internationalwig.tw
    with our organization.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Lucky Holdings to register these domain names with us? Or is Lucky Holdings your business partner or distributor in Asia?

    Currently, we have already postponed this application of this company temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

    Best Regards,

    Sunny Yin

    Web: http://www.wtl.hk.cn
    Tel: +(852)_9566_0103
    +(852)_9566_0205
    Fax: +(852)_3019_7872
    Mail: sunny@westidc.org
    sunny@scdomain.org
    P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

  152. For the purpose continuing to foil these people, here’s the letter I just got:

    Dear President/CEO,

    Hello!Sorry to trouble you!

    We are a domain name registration service company in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration and disputing in Asia.
    On the Jul 13, 2009, we received an application formally from Fjuupk Holdings Limited,who applied for the Internet trademark: and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

    According to our procedures and in order to protect your intellectual property rights, we need to send this email to the original company for confirming the actual relationship with this company.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other motivation to register these domain names and probably want to do some cybersquatting. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration,In order not to confuse registering these domain names,Please contact us Asap.

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

    Best Regards
    Cary.Feng
    Auditing Director
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel:+852-9566 0496
    Fax: +852-3019 7872
    Email:Cary@sknetdata.com
    Sknetdata@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.asiadm.hk.cn

  153. Alan Freedman Says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Another Asiadnr scam – Just got the same message from a Bruce.Yu [mailto:Bruce.Yu@asiadnr.org] – July 23, 2009 – like it didn’t smell from the moment it hit my in box…

    Scammer’s Contact:

    Bruce Yu
    Sponsoring Registrar:sk holdings company ltd
    Web:www.asia-gov.com /www.sk-dns.org
    Tel:00852-95660103 / 00852-95660489
    Fax:00852-30197872
    Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

  154. I got this scam mails from China just this morning. It came from Allen.Xie [Allen.Xie@netservice.hk]. He is a sponsoring registrar of SKDNR Auditing Department, Hong Kong Office
    Email: Allen.Xie@cnsknet.cn
    Website: http://www.asiadm.hk.cn/

    He is very insistent. And they are just a complete waste of time. I hope there’s some legal ways to make them stop.

    So beware!

  155. They replied another mail. Here it goes…

    I think you were misunderstanding. We are a professional Internet consultant organization in Asia, who mainly deal with the global companies’ domain name registration and internet intellectual property right protection. Regarding Gandi.net told you that this is a spam,scam one from china. I think it is pure and simple that run off at the mouth without any evidence. I also checked the detail information that you provided me, which is not able to explain anything, that is to say this is fraud. I suspect this is from our competitor who want to set up our organization, and frame a case against our organization, in order to confuse our client. Hope you do not believe that and I will forward this to our relevant Dept, we will deal with it serviously.

    The domain names registration is open in the world, this is international domain name registration principle. For example, Google company’s domain names had been registered by other company on 2004. Of course, Google company want get their domain names back through arbitration, litigation, and other legal means, but wasting time and efforts, and Google company failed, at last Google company had paid 1 million dollars to get the two domain names back. I wish it can draw much attention to your relevant Dept of your company.

    Following is the Google cases, for you refer.

    http://www.edu.cn/20050927/3153698.shtml

    Of course. Also hope following page will help you understand this is very well.

    http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2008/article_0015.html

    Meanwhile, it is in the special time of financial crisis. Many companies are registering and protecting their own internet intellectual property right in various methods. As the company whose trademarks relate to the applied domains, so I think these domain names are very important for you. If you think these domain names and internet wireless keyword are useful for your company, and their registration will confuse your clients and harm your honor and profits. We will provide you the dispute application form to you, help you dispute, register these domain names instead of Young Holdings Ltd within dispute period. This is the only way to prevent domain name grabber. Pls let us know your decision soon, so that we can handle the next step. Thanks for your cooperation! Waiting for you reply.
    ————- end

    Any comments on this?

    Thanks

  156. There is no such a thing as internet trademark. Why pay 10 or 20 times for a domain name because a company in Asia sent you an email? If you have concerns that your domain names may be registered by third parties and held hostage, just go to Godaddy.com and register them for 10$ each.

  157. They are still active…

    Just got one today:

    Dear CEO/Manager,

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

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind Regards,

    Faithe

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

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

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

    ???????????OK????????????????????????????????????????B OK?
    Google translation:

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

  158. Asia Pacfic ccTLD Domain Names Registry
    Office? YG China Co,Ltd.
    Tel? 0086-021-6296 2950
    Fax? 0086-021-6296 1557
    Address? No.688 CaoYangRoad,XuHui District,Shanghai China.
    Inquiries? info@Ygchina.org.cn
    Sales & Service ? service@Ygchina.org.cn
    Suggestions/Comments? comments@Ygchina.org.cn
    Webmaster? webmaster@Ygchina.org.cn

    Monday-Friday?: 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M
    Saturday? 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M

  159. We received the same email;
    I even called this company; A men answered the phone but he can’t speak Chinese; Odd!!!

    Jessica
    Auditing Department

    TEL: ++852-9566-0205
    ++852-9566-0496

    FAX: ++852-3019-7872

    Email: jessica@west-dns.org

    Web:http://www.wtl.hk.cn

  160. I recently came across one of my friends recieving a similar email from the same company, here’s the email:
    —————————————-

    Dear Principal.

    We are a domain name registrar centre in Hong Kong,and in charge of the registeration in Asia,we have something important need to confirm through your company. On 25th.Aug.2009, we received a formal application from a company called “Bolu Invest Pty. Ltd” applying to register Network Brand Keyword: XXXXXXXXXXX

    Domain names:
    XXXXXXXXXXX.asia
    XXXXXXXXXXX.cn
    XXXXXXXXXXX.com.cn
    XXXXXXXXXXX.com.hk
    XXXXXXXXXXX.com.tw
    XXXXXXXXXXX.travel

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Bolu Invest Pty. Ltd” has no trade mark,Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. In order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who can be in charge contact me as soon as possible.

    Chris Lin

    Auditing Department

    Tel: +852-9566-0496 +852-9566-0205
    Fax: +852-3019-7872
    Email: Chris@dnrcenter.hk Web: http://www.asiadm.hk.cn

  161. Feel silly now – got the same email but actually replied, as we (coincidentally) filed for US TM last week. I thought it was related somehow. Now I will probably be inundated with spam.

    Email from:
    tony@sk-dns.org

    Tel: +852-95660489 +852-95660103
    Fax: +852-3019 7872
    Email: tony@sk-dns.org,tony@asiadnr.net
    Website: http://www.sk-dns.org ,www.asia-gov.com

  162. I must thank the admin to have posted this relevant bit of information. This story is vital for so many people to uncover the scam. I hope this news bit will help many more people to stay away from these lowlife scumbags, the scourge of the internet.

  163. I must thank the admin to have posted this relevant bit of information. This story is vital for so many people to uncover the scam. I hope this news bit will help many more people to stay away from these low life scum bags, the scourge of the internet.

  164. Well…I feel pretty stupid! Didn’t come as spam and I actually answered the first time. Now they’re only going to hold my domain name for 5 days because some financial holdings company wants to use my ceramic tile domain which seemed a little strange. Of course, that’s if I am not doing business in China, in that case there would be some sort of conflict or problem.:)

    Whew!!Thanks so much for posting this!

  165. yet another company Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    We recently received a couple of similar emails from “henry@sk-network.org”:

    HongKong Head Office:
    Tel: +85295660205
    Fax: +85230197872
    Email:henry@dnrcenter.hk
    Web:www.asiadm.hk.cn

  166. I got one about a week ago:

    Quote start=======================
    Dear Manager,

    We are SK net service company ltd, the registration organization of trademark,internet
    brand and domain name in Asia.

    On 15th,November.We have already received Juda Asia Industry Limited want to register
    (xxxxxxxxxxxxx) internet brand and related domain names. After our department checked,you are
    the original owner of the brand,you have the first protection right. please let me know
    whether your company authorize JUDA to register them or regsiter them by yourself. If we
    can not receive your reply within a period,we will think that your company given up them
    and we will help Juda Asia Industry Limited to register them. Looking forward your
    response! Best Regards, Tony

    SK Asia
    Tel: 00852-3071 7712
    Fax:00852-3071 7730
    http://www.skasia.hk.cn
    =======================

    Got an email today and replied with pointed questions about the “Juda Asia Industry Limited”.

    We’ll see what happens with that;)

  167. 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 Nov. 23, 2009, One company which is called ” A&Z FOUNDATIONS,INC.” is applying to register “****” as brand name and domain names as below :

    ****.asia
    ****.com.hk
    ****.hk
    ****.in

    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 confirm with 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 to handle it within 7 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application being submitted by the applicant unconditionally.

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Wang
    Auditing Deptment

    Tel: +0086-21-37529318
    Website: http://www.china-dnsnet.net.cn
    Address: 5F, No.885 Green Ark Building
    East Huancheng Road, Fengxian, Shanghai

    2009-11-24

  168. I’m interested to know how a company from Haitong Investment have a internet keyword of “locksmith-afford and my domain is .co.za and not what they provide .cn/.com/.net.cn/.org.cn etc. etc. what is the whole idea behind this email anyway ….? if someone can please explain in plain what this is about and what should be done if any. thanks

  169. I received the same e-mail on november 10th from “Anita”.
    Now they are targetting Brazil too.

    Marco A. Kehl

  170. I’ve got one from Julia Ning

  171. He, he

    Got a comment on my blog where I told about this and referenced this blog. It was very short:

    “fuck you”

    Also got an email from Tony that was basically the same, except a bit more colorful. I replied and simply re-iterated my questions. We’ll see how that goes

    Best regards,

  172. Very helpful blog .. I just got an email from Jerry Lee at http://www.westnet.hk.cn. Decent looking site, but it just didn’t track.

  173. Hi all

    Thanks for this Blog. I just got teh same email from following person:

    Liz.Li

    Auditing Manager

    International Registration(Auditing) Dept.
    ———————————————————–
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel: +852-956-60205
    Fax:+852-307-17730
    Email:liz@sk-yzym.com/Liz@netservice.hk
    Web:http://www.sk-dns.org

  174. I got too from:


    Blake Tao

    TEL+852-6517 0670
    FAX+852-30197872
    Email: blake@win-west.cn
    http:// http://www.world-wtc.cn

  175. I’ve received similar email……

    Dear CFO / COO,

    We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant organization based in HongKong, we have an important issue to confirm with you.

    1. On Dec. 15, 2009, one company named Tzpsk Investment Co. applied for the Brand Keywords ” Sessions” and the following Domain Names with our organization.

    sessions.hk
    sessions.com.hk
    sessions.kr
    sessions.com.tw

    2. During our preliminary investigation, we found that these Domain Names’ keyword is identical with your Trade Mark, this is why we inform you.

    3. I wonder whether did you consigned Tzpsk Investment Co. to register these Domain Names with us? Or is Tzpsk Investment Co. your business partner?

    4. If you do not have any relationship with this applicant, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these Domain Names.

    Currently, we have already postponed this company’s application temporarily. Pls let the relevant principal make a confirmation with me ASAP.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jake Zhang

    T: +852-6517-0438
    F: +852-3069-6940
    M: Jake@bestweb-hk.com
    W: http://www.bestweb-hk.com

  176. here is another one, and thanks alot for the blog:
    andy.wang@chinadns-tic.org.cn

  177. Great job on blogging about this type of internet fraud. I received a similar email regarding my domains, so I did a search for “www.sk-dns.org scam” and this post came up.

  178. I just received this! Thanks to this site I can see it’s ‘Cary Feng’ from ‘dnrcenter’ still keeping this crap up. I wish people would et a real job!

    Dear President/CEO,

    Hello!Sorry to trouble you!
    We are a domain name registration service company in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration and disputing in Asia.On the Jan 13, 2010, we received an application formally from Jinshen Investment Co., Ltd,who applied for the Internet trademark: “my web-site” and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

    According to our procedures and in order to protect your intellectual property rights, we need to send this email to the original company for confirming the actual relationship with this company.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other motivation to register these domain names and probably want to do some cybersquatting. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration,In order not to confuse registering these domain names,Please contact us Asap.

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

    Cary.feng
    Web: http://www.asiadm.org
    Tel: 00852-95660496
    Fax: 00852-30197872
    mail:cary@cnsknet.cn

  179. Thanks for the updates, it’s good to know people are still searching for them when they get these scam emails. I am going to send a copy to the scammers with a link to this blog so they know we are all talking about their scam. They are scum and I wish I knew for sure where they were so I could report them. I am sure the Chinese government would be interested to know what they are doing. :-)

  180. Another one. Has anyone called the numbers in the email to talk to someone? I get a kick out of responding to these emails and trying to figure out what they want.

    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 January, 19, 2010, we received an application formally. One company named “Ilstone company.”wanted to applied for the Internet brand keyword and some domain names from our organization.

    Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and internet trademark is identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
    1. If your company consign Ilstone 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 Ilstone company, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and internet keyword.

    We haven’t finished the registration of Ilstone. 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,
    Tom.Wang

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    SKNETDNR
    Tel: 00852-65171987
    Fax: 00852-30696940
    Email: Tom@sknetservice.com
    Website: http://www.skdnr.org

  181. Your blog put my worries to rest, thanks. Recieved the following from “Daisy” …

    Dear Principal,

    We are a professional organization mainly engaged in Internet intellectual property management in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company.On January,24, 2010, we received an application formally, One company who called Cumulative Holdings Ltd. are applying for following:
    The Internet trademark:
    multi-clean
    Domain names:
    multi-clean.asia
    multi-clean.com.cn
    with our organization.
    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Cumulative Holdings Ltd. to register these domain names with us? Or is Cumulative Holdings Ltd. your business partner or distributor in Asia?
    We haven’t finished the registration of Cumulative 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,
    Daisy

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    SKNETDNR
    Tel: +852-65171987
    Fax: +852-30696940
    Email: Daisy@sknetservice.com
    Website: http://www.skdnr.org

  182. I cant believe this scam is still going after so long, I got this one this morning, Name changed of my domain of course.

    Dear CFO / COO,

    We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant organization based in HongKong, we have an important issue to confirm with you.

    1. On Jan.31, 2010, one company named Oitan Investment Co. applied for the Brand Keywords “xwycompany” and the following Domain Names with our organization.

    xwycompany.asia
    xwycompany.cn
    xwycompany.com.cn
    xwycompany.com.hk
    xwycompany.com.tw
    xwycompany.hk
    xwycompany.net.cn
    xwycompany.org.cn
    xwycompany.tw

    2. During our preliminary investigation, we found that these Domain Names’ keyword is identical with your Trade Mark, this is why we inform you.

    3. I wonder whether did you consigned Oitan Investment Co. to register these Domain Names with us? Or is Oitan Investment Co. your business partner?

    4. If you do not have any relationship with this applicant, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these Domain Names.

    Currently, we have already postponed this company’s application temporarily. Pls let the relevant principal make a confirmation with me ASAP.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Angel Lei

    T: +852-6517-0438
    F: +852-3069-6940
    M: angel@bestweb-hk.com
    W: http://www.bestweb-hk.com

    Note: The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Thank you.

  183. Im an actual US trademark attorney and my clents are always getting these scam emails….I have been getting annoyed so decided to set up a gmail account (never email them from your real emails)….and responded (without listing the trademark or domain they initially sent the notice about) saying that I was interested…I keep going back and forth with this f*** telling him yes I will give him thousands and thousands of dollars and then changing my mind again and again…good fun! …he is waiting on a $4,800 check ….its in the mail…ha, ha….i guess ill have to resend it…

  184. Hello all,
    I was forwarded the following email (it was sent to human resources):

    Dear Manager
    We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant organization, mainly deal with the global domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection.
    On March. 24th, 2010, we formally received an application from KangShen Technology Limited, they applied to register the internet brand ( ourcompanyname ) and some in China and Asia’s domain name.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is fully identical with your trademark. Therefore, we need to confirm with you, whether you
    consigned KangShen Technology Limited to register these domain names with us or not? Or, is KangShen Technology Limited your business partner or distributor?
    If you have no relationship with this company, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these domain names.

    Currently, we have already suspended this company’s application temporarily due to the seriousness of this isuue. In order to avoid the vicious domain name grabbing,
    please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me via email as soon as possible. Thank you for your support to our work!

    Best Regards!
    Anne Ling

    Registration Department Manager

    Hong Kong NewName Net Service Limited

    Tel:+852-3069 6940

    Fax:+852-3071 7730

    Email:anne@trademarkdns.com

    Internet:www.trademarkdns.com

    So the scam is alive and well, with a new name. Wanted to share.

  185. […] This can all sound very believable if you are not in a web-profession. A quick search on Google confirmed that this was indeed nothing else then fraud. […]

  186. Sir/ Madam ,

    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 Fusu(Hongkong) Investments Ltd on Mar. 28, 2010, whom applied for registering the internet keyword “ucukltd ”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 Fusu(Hongkong) Investments Ltd to register with us or not? Or, is Fusu(Hongkong)Investments 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

    Alina

    Tel :+852-6517 0670

    Fax:+852-3019 7872

    Email: alian@win-west.cn

    http:// http://www.world-wtc.cn

    More to add to the list!!

  187. Carla Klem Says:
    March 31st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I just got the exact same email and decide to Google it before responding. Yes they are back, alive and still using the very same email. I guess they must have got enough response to justify it.

  188. Thank you for the comments,we’ve just received the same e-mail

    Dear CFO / President,

    We are a professional intellectual property rights consultant organization based in HongKong, we have an important issue to confirm with you.

    1. On Mar.17, 2010, one company named Mopaha Holdings Ltd applied for the following Domain Names with our organization.

    2. During our preliminary investigation, we found that these Domain Names’ keyword is identical with your Trade Mark, this is why we inform you.

    3. I wonder whether did you consigned Mopaha Holdings Ltd to register these Domain Names with us? Or is Mopaha Holdings Ltd your business partner?

    4. If you do not have any relationship with this applicant, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these Domain Names.

    Currently, we have already postponed this company’s application temporarily. Pls let the relevant principal make a confirmation with me ASAP.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ron Yang

    Tel: +852-6517-0438
    Fax: +852-3069-6940
    Mail: ron@bestweb-hk.com
    Web: http://www.bestweb-hk.com

  189. I like to reply to these with the following:

    Dear ,

    Thank you for your email. I am sorry that you and your client are unaware of current legalities with relation to domain registration and International Trademark/Patent law. We consider your correspondence threatening, harassing and with the intent to blatantly slander our good Internationally Trademarked name.

    We have taken the initiative to report you and your efforts to The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Our attorneys will be in contact with you and your client, LIAN Investments Ltd. shortly.

    Regards,

  190. Yes, year after year the same tired old crap gets spewed out to rip off the innocent. I am the puter guy, so I get forwarded these emails to deal with. Heck, the Nigerian bank scam is still making the rounds. Has anyone that is online/has an email account not heard of this scam? Do people really send these vermin any money? Sigh, well, I will need to shoot off an email to
    Chris Lin

    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852-956-60205
    Fax: 00852-306-96940

    Email: chris@skasiadnr.net Direct: Chris@dnrcenter.hk

    Website: http://www.sk-dns.org

    and start giving them the run a round. AA has the right idea, you gotta mess with these sucka’s! Cuz no government is going to bother chasing them down and make them stop, there are too many fleabags out there to chase.. Thanks for posting the blog so thinking folks can check on the facts!

  191. […] for all the gory details (including copypasta of the email conversation I had with "Lebron Zhu"). Sinohosting also reported on this when it first began […]

  192. Thanks for providing this information. I received this email today so I want to inform others.

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    Today we received a formal application from a company called Emarketplace International, who applied to register ” profitsmakeover ” as their domain name in some countries and Network Trademark.
    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Emarketplace International to register these domain names with us? Or is Emarketplace International your business partner or distributor in Asia?

    Currently, we have already postponed this application of this company temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP

    Best Regards,

    Wanda Peng
    Auditing Department(HK Office)
    Tel:oo852 95 66 0205
    FAX:oo852-3071-7730
    Email:wanda@sk-work.com
    wanda.peng@dnrcenter.hk
    Web:www.asiadm.hk.cn

  193. Simon Chan Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Has anybody tried to visit their office, to see if they are for real? I was approached by this company called sk-work or http://www.sk-dns.org/

    I feigned interest, got some details on them. They list their address as:

    Add:3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg.,
    121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

    Now Des Voeux Road is a prestigeous address. But any fake company can list there. Those of you who are in Hong Kong, in Central or on Des Voeux, go and check it out.

  194. I just received the same scam email. This one was from amy@trademarkdns.com:

    Dear Manager
    We are Hong Kong NewName Net Service Limited, an Service organization of Internet in China.
    On June 07, 2010, we formally received an application from QingMan Investment Co., Ltd. they applied to register the
    internet brand and some in China and Asia’s domain name.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ brand is fully identical with your trademark.
    Therefore, we need to confirm with you, whether you consigned QingMan Investment Co., Ltd. to register these
    domain names with us or not? Or, is QingMan Investment Co., Ltd. your business partner or distributor?
    If you have no relationship with this company, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these domain names.

    Currently, we have already suspended this company’s application temporarily due to the seriousness of this isuue.
    In order to avoid the vicious domain name grabbing, please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me via
    email as soon as possible. Thank you for your support to our work!

    Best Regards!
    Amy Hu

    Registration Department Manager

    Hong Kong NewName Net Service Limited

    Tel:+852 3077 4292

    Fax:+852 8193 2728

    Email:amy@trademarkdns.com

    Internet:www.trademarkdns.com

  195. anotherone Says:
    June 16th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for posting this… Just got this same scam from a chinese IP and email address from china-wipo.org,

    Domain ID:D159203910-LROR
    Domain Name:CHINA-WIPO.ORG
    Created On:18-May-2010 03:38:21 UTC
    Expiration Date:18-May-2011 03:38:21 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Hichina Zhicheng Technology Limited (R1373-LROR)
    Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Registrant ID:hc562035255-cn
    Registrant Name:Wang Bao Lin
    Registrant Organization:Wang Bao Lin
    Registrant Street1:Shang hai caoan shang cheng 9chen 931
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Shang Hai
    Registrant State/Province:Shanghai
    Registrant Postal Code:200063
    Registrant Country:CN
    Registrant Phone:+86.21998873654
    Registrant Phone Ext.:0
    Registrant FAX:+86.21998387654
    Registrant FAX Ext.:0
    Registrant Email:hlhs.123@163.com

  196. Dutch entrepeneur Says:
    June 21st, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I received also a mail from a “Sonia.Lee”;

    Dear CEO and Manager,

    I am Sonia from an Iinternational Organization, which provided professional solutions to the global Internet issues. For a responsible attitude, we need to confirm a very important issue with you. On Jun. 17, 2010, we received a formal application form from a person called John. He would like to use “XXXXXXXXXX” to register some domains and keyword through our company. After our initial review, we found that this keyword is being used by your company. Considering that once we accept this kind of registration, it will cause great conflict and confusion on the Internet to you both. Therefore we inform you about it in no time. I do not know whether your company or your company’s partners commissioned John to register them through our registry centre. In order to handle this question sucessfully, we have put off this person’s application temporarily, please confirm me by email or phone as soon as quickly. In addition, we must point out that we retain such registration for a person or company for a limited period, only 15 days. If not received any comments from your company within the specified time, we will complete all the registration for John. Look forward to your response as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Best Reagards,

    Sonia.Lee

    Tel: +852-31757931(ext8016)

    Fax: +852-31757932

    Email: sonia.lee@adrimc.hk

    Website:www.apidnr.com.hk

  197. Same email from

    Amy Hu
    Registration Department Manager

    Hong Kong NewName Net Service Limited
    Tel:+852 3077 4292
    Fax:+852 8193 2728
    Email:amy@trademarkdns.com
    Internet:www.trademarkdns.com

    received today – seems this one has gone on a few months with only minor changes – thanks for the blog post.

  198. Hi All!

    I just received this below email

    Dear CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On July,6, 2010, we formally received an application, one company named “Cononation Holding Ltd”

    > During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned “Cononation Holding Ltd to register these domain names with us? Or is “Cononation Holding Ltd your business partner or distributor in Asia? If you have no relationship with this company, we assume that they have other purposes to obtain these domain names.
    >
    > Currently, we have already postponed this company’s application temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email as soon as possible.
    >
    > Larry Lee
    > Manager of Auditing Department
    > http://www.asiadm.org
    > Email: Larry@west-asia.com (work time)
    > Larry@netservice.hk (24 hours)
    >
    > Tel: ++852-9566 0205
    > Fax: ++852-3069 6940

    Thank you to this blog. Because I was just about to reply to that email.

  199. Just received the same email from Amy this time. Immediately googled to see if it was a scam and have had an entertaining 10 minutes reading through the comments. And if Tom Cao or Dina Wang see this…..STOP FOOLING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

  200. Here is another one, and thanks a lot for the blog:
    lebron@west-cnnet.net
    Mail: lebron@west-asia.com,lebron@westnet-work.com,lebron@west-cnnet.com,lebron@west-cnnet.net,lebron@dnrcenter.hk

  201. I’ve just got another one of these, this time from an amy at trademarkdns. I don’t know if the company is really based in Hong Kong, but I am getting increasingly fed up with unethical Internet based businesses operating out of Hong Kong.

  202. Just received this:

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are a specialized organization who deals with the protection of intellectual property right and domain name registration. Currently, we have an important issue to confirm with your company.

    On June 27, 2010, we received an application formally, one company named “Lifethy Holdings Ltd” wanted to apply for the brand keyword “clamp” and some domain names with our organization.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your name. We would like to confirm whether you consigned Lifethy Holdings Ltd to register these domain names through us? Or is Lifethy Holdings Ltd your business partner or distributor in Asia? Currently, we have postponed this application of this company temporarily.

    In order to deal with this issue better, please contact with me by phone or email ASAP.

    PS: If you are not in charge of this issue, please transfer this important information to relevant Person.

    Best Regards,

    Sunny Yin
    Web: http://www.wtl.hk.cn
    Tel: ++ 852_9566_0205
    Fax: ++852_ 30696940
    Mail: sunny@west-cnnet.com
    sunny@dnrcenter.hk

  203. Hi guys,

    They are still working on the same scheme…

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    Today we received a formal application from a company called Netback Holdings Limited, who applied to register “bmbrussels” as their domain name in some countries and internet keyword. During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Netback Holdings Limited to register these domain names with us? Or is Netback Holdings Limited your business partner or distributor in Asia?

    Currently, we have already postponed this application of this company temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

    Best Regards
    Sophia.Yu
    Auditing Director
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel:+852-9566 0205
    Fax:+852 30696940
    Email:sophia@west-cnnet.com
    sophia@netservice.hk
    Web: http://www.asia-gov.com
    The information in this email is confidential. It may also be legally privileged. It is intended only for the stated addressee(s) and access to it by any other person is unauthorised. If you are not an addressee, you must not disclose, copy, circulate or in any other way use or rely upon the information contained in this email. Such unauthorised use may be unlawful. If you have received this email in error, please reply immediately to this effect and delete it (and all copies) from your system (with thanks). This message and any attached files have been scanned for the presence of computer viruses. However, you are advised that you open any attachment at your own risk.

    Have a nice day

    S.

  204. They have not given up yet. Received the following today, Sunday 8.8/2010:

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    On August 7, 2010, we received an application formally, one company named “Tasora Holding Ltd” applied for the Brand keyword “royalaircraft” and some domain names with our organization.

    After checking, we found your company is the original trademark owner. If the company’s action haven’t been authorized by your company, so their behavior will conflict with your interests. In order to deal with the matter better, please contact us ASAP.

    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 “Tasora Holding Ltd”.

    Best Regards,

    Lebron Zhu

    Manager

    ——————————————————————————–

    Web: http://www.asia-gov.com
    Tel: ++852 95660205

    Fax: ++852 30696940

    Mail: lebron@dnrcenter.hk

  205. Similar content from
    Juny
    Auditing Engineer

    Tel: +852-95660-103 +852-95660-489 | Fax: +852-30696-940
    Mail:Juny@wanyinet.com & Juny@wyonenet.org.cn

  206. A number of Chinese Domain Name providers are trying, in bad faith, to encourage European companies to register a number of Asian domain name extensions. These providers typically claim that they have received a registration request from another company who wishes to register domain names that are identical to your company name.

    What to do?
    Our China IPR SME Helpdesk Experts suggest that in case you receive such an email you have four options:
    1)ignore the email
    2)reply to the email that you will report this email to CNNIC (the Chinese domain name registry) as ‘slamming’ and an attempt at fraudulent activity
    3)forward the email to CNNIC at service@cnnic.cn
    4)Register some of those domain names you may have already considered registering, through your local or usual registrar.

    For more information and free, confidential business-focused advice on Online IPR or any China-related IPR issues visit our website. http://www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu/hd_publication.php
    Or send us an email enquiries@china-iprhelpdesk.eu

  207. Just received the same email from Amy this time. Immediately googled to see if it was a scam and have had an entertaining 10 minutes reading through the comments. And if Tom Cao or Dina Wang see this…..STOP FOOLING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

  208. Just had an email this morning, same as what has been mentioned above over and over.

    sammy@dnrcenter.hk
    sammy@sknet-work.net

    Of course I initially panicked, but as good practise I always check up to see if I can find a site for that company. If I can’t find a site I search the extension of email addresses. Which I obviously have, and it’s led me to this blog.

    Couldn’t have been happier when I found this blog to confirm my suspicions.

    In saying that, it is a pretty good scam and it does lead me to wonder how many people fall for this kind of thing.

  209. It is still going on!
    Received that on the 11th of Nov 2010

    ————————————————-

    Dear Principal,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

    Today we received a formal application from a company called Menvon Investment Ltd, who applied to register “xxxxxxxx” as their domain name in some countries and internet keyword. During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Menvon Investment Ltd to register these domain names with us? Or is Menvon Investment Ltd your business partner or distributor in Asia?

    Currently, we have already postponed this application of this company temporarily. Therefore please let the relevant person make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

    Best Regards
    Henry Luo
    Auditing Department(HK Office)
    ________________________________________
    Tel: 00852-9566-010-3 Fax: 00852-3069-694-0
    Email:henry@dnrcenter.hk
    henry.luo@skasiadnr.net
    Website:http://www.asia-gov.com

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