If you own your own website, and have a brand associated with that name then it can be a messy business.
With so many different countries having their own suffix, you find yourself in a position where suddenly it’s no longer just “.com”, but also “.net” “.co.uk” “.co.nz” and the list just goes on and on.
And before you go scoffing, this is a *really serious* problem. Can you imagine poor Paris Hilton and Linsday Lohan having the hassle of registering the website names like stupiddrunkskank.co.nz, stupiddrunkskank.com.au, stupiddrunkskank.co.uk, stupiddrunkskank.it
That’s a whole lot of mouse clicks and finger clicking.....let alone the sheer trauma of them having to find the on button for their computers.
It’s not really too surprising we are experiencing a campaign of spam from ....go on....guess.......haha, yeah it’s China. Again. But these emails, pretending to be acting in your favour, are nothing but lies and just a way for these companies to generate more business. They contact you on the pretence that a foreign company is trying to purchase websites using your domain and trademark names. However being the responsible and caring Domain Name Registration Service they are, they are first contacting you, the owner of the existing domains and trademarks, and will give you the amazing opportunity to get these website names first and therefore protect your brand. It’s a scam, it’s dodgy, it's unsolicited, and the outright lies from these companies should encourage you to never do business with them.
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 Jan 11, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named "Viva International Holdings Ltd" wanted to register following Domain names:
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 Viva company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
Asia Domain Name Registration Limited
Web: http://www.Asiadnr.org Dear Manager, We are China Net Technology 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 "LEALU Holdings Limited" applies for the domain names(firetrust.cn firetrust.com.cn firetrust.hk firetrust.com.tw etc.) and the internet Brand Name(firetrust)on the internet Mar 6, 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.
China Net Technology Limited.
Tel:+(852)3075 9838 +852-3059 3099
Fax:+(852)3177 1520 +852-3177 1510
To CEO: Brand name of firetrust
We are Shanghai Ujane Information Technology Co., Ltd, a domain name register organization in Shanghai, China. Now we have something urgent need to confirm with your company.
Today we received an formal application from Lexiao (Hongkong) Investment company. Now they are applying to register "firetrust" as internet brand keyword and CN domain names through us,which regarding your company's name or trademark. In order to prevent the 3rd party from utilizing the relative domain names on purpose , we hope to get your confirmation about the domain name’s registration. Waiting for your prompt reply or calling directly.
Skype ID: edison.zhang88
We are Shanghai NIC Internet Service Co.,Ltd, an oversea domain name registration organization. On Mar.24th 2008, we received the Aiffida Investment company's application that they want to register the “mobiledatanow” as their CN domain name and the Internet Brand. It's our duty to tell you this matter in order to avoid the unnecessary Intellectual Property dispute .We want to confirm whether you have authorized the company to register. If you haven't, please let me know whether you need to protect your domain name and the Internet Brand or not. According to the register principle, the original owner of the trademark has the priority to register. The priority time is 5-7 workdays, if your company give up the priority, we will accept the Aiffida company's register request and help the company register after the time is over. Have any question, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to help you.
China Internet Network approve Organization
Shanghai NIC Internet Service Co.,Ltd
We are Asia DNR , which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company. On the March 31 , 2008, we received an application formally. One company named " JING LI Holdings Limited " applied for The Internet Trademark Keyword
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 JINGLI company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please contact me as soon as possible.
Asia DNR Tel?00852-3075 9838 Fax: 00852-3177 1520 00852-3177 1510
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.asiadnr.net
Special congratulations to this stupid spammer monkey who sent this email to Firetrust Support.
Dear Firetrust Limited:
We are Beijing Inveis Network Information Technology Co.,Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company is applying to register “firetrust” as their domain name and Internet keyword on Apr 2nd, 2008. Because this involved your company name or trade marks so we inform you in no time. If you considered these domain names and internet keywords are important to you and there was necessary to protect them by registering them first, contact us soon.
Beijing Inveis Network Information Technology Co.,Ltd
Here are the websites in short form that shouldn’t be trusted. If you have any more of these I'd really like to know.
Here are also some websites that I am 90% certain have been, or will be involved in this operation, but I do not yet have copies of emails as proof. If any of these are wrong please let me know and I will happily remove.