The Domain Name Scam

January 2018

Hello all, the site continues to get hits, but it looks like this scam may have peaked in 2016 as more people became aware of it.  Just under 14,000 visitors last year, and a steady flow of comments showing the continuing efforts of these naughty people to trick you out of your money.

If you receive one of these silly emails suggesting you need to register your company or brand name for many other top level domains, just ignore it and move on with your life.

I wish you health and happiness and freedom from domain scammers,

Bill.

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November 2012 – The Start of It

Below is an original email I received, which has been repeated many times. It attempts to coerce you into registering domains names as a defensive strategy to preserve your ‘brand’. You can either ignore the emails, or tell them a firm “No!”, or even suggest you’ll report them to the Police. No action is necessary in my opinion.

The original email

I got an email today (Nov 30th) from Edwin at www.dic-network.org.cn which appeared to be helpful, to help me avoid someone registering my domain name all over the place. I also found a website here which confirms that this is a scam. The end result is that they wanted €1,200 from me to register all the domain names below. Nice. I also found out that a “Net Brand” is the idea that someone’s browser knows about your domain name in advance, sort of like type-ahead, which most browsers do for free.

Dear Bill,

Thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of that company, we checked and found “the-otc-space” is your company’s using name and brand. We are concerned that your brand name might be affected negatively by their applications, this is why we informed you. following Net Brand and domain names are applied for by that company:
Net Brand:
the-otc-space
Domain Names:
the-otc-space.asia
the-otc-space.cn
the-otc-space.co.in
the-otc-space.com.cn
the-otc-space.com.hk
the-otc-space.com.tw
the-otc-space.hk
the-otc-space.in
the-otc-space.net.cn
the-otc-space.org.cn
the-otc-space.tw

You have to know that the domain names registration is open in the world, that company also has the right to apply for the available domain names. you only have the preferential rights to register them.

At present, we haven’t passed their application, we need your opinion. If your company consider these names of importance to your company’s business or interest, I suggest that your company register these names first so as to avoid confusion or speculation. If you don’t want to protect your intellectual property rights, then my suggestion is your company give up these names so that we can finish registering for them as per our duty.
Please give me your company’s decision as soon as possible in order to handle this issue better.

Best Regards,
Edwin Zhang
Head of Registration Department
Tel:+86.5513434624 || Fax:+86.5513434924

2012-11-30


May 21st 2013: Summary

Two styles of email are being sent:

Type 1

Net Brand:
the-otc-space
Domain Names:
the-otc-space.asia
the-otc-space.cn
the-otc-space.co.in
the-otc-space.com.cn
the-otc-space.com.hk
the-otc-space.com.tw
the-otc-space.hk
the-otc-space.in
the-otc-space.net.cn
the-otc-space.org.cn
the-otc-space.tw

Type 2

This is a formal email. We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on May 20,2013 that a company claimed LSX Intl Ltd were applying to register “our brand name inserted here” as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.


2012: Senders so far

Group 1 (www.dic-network.org.cn)

  • Edwin Zhang, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86.5513434624 || Fax:+86.5513434924
  • Alex Yao, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924
  • Jim Wong, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924
  • Arvin Su, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924
  • Mark Ren, Tel: +86.551/63434624, Fax:+86.551/63434924
  • David Zhao, Tel:+86.551/63434624||Fax:+86.551/63434924
  • Tony Xu, Tel:+86.55163434624 || Fax:+86.55163434924
  • Sandy Sun, Tel:+86.55163434624, Fax:+86.55163434924
  • Gavin Hai, Tel:+86.55163434624 | Fax:+86.55163434924
  • Evan Su, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924
  • William Wu, Tel:+86. (0551) 63495334 || Fax:+86. (0551) 63495344
  • Austin Yao, Head of Registration Department; Tel: +86.551 63434624, Fax: +86.55163434624

Group 2  (http:/www.picweb.biz)

  • Anna Liu, Regional Manager, Solutions Pic, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308
  • Kivin Han, Regional Manager, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308

Group 3 (Others)


April 2014

Someone else has built a massive database of these scammers, see here: http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/hey!-got-an-email-from-china-domain-name-registration-center-asian-domain-registration-service-in-china-the-department-of-registration-service-in-china-etc.


January 2016

FYI – the occurrences of this scam keep coming – you can see they really pushed out tons of crap in July / December in 2015.

domain scam

October 2016

The internet will soon break with the steady increase in this sort of crap. 😉 Or maybe the number of hits on the website indicates we are winning the war against scammers.

dn-scam-stats

December 2016

I’m not sure if the number of hits growing rapidly is a sign of success – people are finding the site and ignoring the scam – or whether the volume of this scam has increased. Happy 2017, see you next year, Bill.

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467 thoughts on “The Domain Name Scam

  1. Scam:
    From: Abbott Miao [mailto:miao@so-es.org.cn]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:26 AM
    To: info
    Subject: “jalisco******”
    Importance: High

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from Licbee International Ltd applying to register “jalisco****” as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Abbott Miao
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:(0086) 0551-63491191
    Fax:(0086) 0551-63491192
    Address:334 Tunxi Road, Hefei, Anhui, China 23001

    • Glad I found this website…………..here’s my one!!

      Dear Mr./Ms.,

      We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Deborah Huang International today. They applied for the registration of pmfm as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

      Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

      Best Regards

      James Zhao
      Tel:0086-551 634 911 91
      Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
      Tuogui Building, No.777, Ningguo South Road, Hefei, China

      • Almost the same here. From “James Zhao”

        Dear Mr./Ms.,
        We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an
        application from Yvonne Chung International today. They applied for the registration
        of [name] as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found
        the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the
        relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you
        the case.
        Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this
        company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of
        registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our
        center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.
        Best Regards
        James Zhao
        Tel:0086-551 634 911 91
        Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
        Tuogui Building, No.777, Ningguo South Road, Hefei, China

  2. We rec’d an email on Feb 25, 2016

    SCAM

    From: Lytton Hou
    Date: February 24, 2016 at 9:05:10 PM EST
    To:
    Subject: cla*******

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of cla****, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Brety Asia Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of cla**** as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Lytton Hou
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  3. On February, 26th 2016 and not for the first time. A couple of years ago I got something similar.

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are an agency for registering domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, our center received an application from Uoecb Investment Limited applying to register “YOUR DOMAin” as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best regards,

    Evin Lee
    Tel:+86-551- 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551- 6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  4. Here’s the email we received. Completely scam-ish!!

    Subject:

    From: “Kitto Gu”
    (Add as Preferred Sender)

    Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2016 5:09 am
    To:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of xxxxxx, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Ansin Living Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of xxxxxx as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  5. Received February 25th 2016

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of cnypolygraph, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Brety Asia Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of cnypolygraph as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Lytton Hou
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  6. I received an e-mail identical to LP’s, including the identical name of the supposed company “trying” to register my domain. The only difference was the e-mail was from a Lytton Hou, not Kitto Gu, but otherwise, the body and content is absolutely identical. I doubt Ansin Living Ltd. is trying to register my domain’s name as their own, and also LP’s. Smells like a scam all over it…Disregard.

  7. From: Carlo Zhao [mailto:carlo@ubl.cn.com]
    Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:27 PM
    To: ************
    Subject: About “************”
    Importance: High

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name ************, please read it carefully. We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, we received an application from CJLT Global Ltd applying to register ************ as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards,
    Carlo Zhao
    Registration Department
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  8. From: Kitto Gu [mailto:gu@ub-ip.cn]
    Sent: 26 February 2016 09:30
    To: ************
    Subject: all
    Importance: High

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of all, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Ansin Living Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of all as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  9. Here below is I just received right now.
    =================================================
    From: Jo Lu [mailto:lu@so-ltd.top]
    Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 11:56 AM
    To: ***************
    Subject: “************”
    Importance: High

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from RVONE Holdings Ltd applying to register “m*******u” as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Jo Lu
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  10. From:xu@ubt.cn.com

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, Our center received an application from LEENE Global Limited and they apply to register “vins-loupiac” as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? If you don’t authorize them, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Bing Xu
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  11. 2016-02-23 8:38 GMT-03:00 Lytton Hou :

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of tubacabos, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Minnie Life Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of tubacabos as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Lytton Hou
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  12. Please, delete the first comment I sent, this one is complete.
    Thank you by this post, because their send me a lot of those emails. Good to know it’s scam.

    [1st message received]
    2016-02-23 8:38 GMT-03:00 Lytton Hou :
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of tubacabos, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Minnie Life Ltd. today. They applied for the registration of tubacabos as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Lytton Hou
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

    [1st message I answered]
    From: Tuba Cabos | To: Lytton Hou | Date: 2016-02-23, 21:07:44
    I am sorry to inform you that our company is in the market for the last 35 years. So as brand, tubacabos already exist, and it’s our.
    Tale care. It’s registered in Brazil for a very long time.

    [2nd message received]
    2016-02-29 1:13 GMT-03:00 Lytton Hou :
    Notice: regarding the domain name dispute and registration case, we did not receive any of your reply until now. Concerning the mentioned domains names and Brand Name please confirm whether you need to register those names by yourselves? If need, please let us know in time, we can send an application form to you. If you think the registration of that company or the use of following domain names will not bring any negative effect to your company, I suggest you can give up these domain names, then we will accept that company application unconditionally. Further questions please contact me in time.

    Best Regards
    Lytton Hou
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  13. From: Elvin Lee [mailto:lee@ubl.cn.com]
    Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 5:31 AM
    To: John Ferraro
    Subject: retailready
    Importance: High

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from Bmnuc International ltd applying to register retailready as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Elvin Lee
    Tel:+86-551- 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551- 6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  14. Here’s what I got – i’ll be ignored

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name “e…….g”,please read it carefully. Today, Our center received an application from LTINE Investment Ltd and they apply to register “e……..g” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards
    King Jiang
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  15. We have got the same type of email, thank you for letting us know that this was fake, i already was suspecting something like this. The name that was mentioned in the mail was here Nelson Fan, I googled on the adress + Zip Code to find it out, maybe a tip for you who also gets this kinds of email more often.

  16. Got one today:
    From: felix@sesl.top
    To: info@imagebase.co.uk
    Subject: imagebase
    Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 11:59:21 +0800

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of imagebase, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from KONTOC DEVELOPMENTS LTD. today. They applied for the registration of imagebase as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Felix Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

    • Hi Guys,

      Received the below today.
      Dear Jo Austin,
      Thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of that company, we checked and found howardsca is your company’s using name. We are concerned that your name might be affected negatively by their applications, this is why we informed you. Following Brand Name and domain names are applied by that company:
      Brand Name:
      howardsca
      Domain names:

      howardsca.asia
      howardsca.cn
      howardsca.com
      howardsca.com.cn
      howardsca.com.hk
      howardsca.com.tw
      howardsca.hk
      howardsca.in
      howardsca.net.cn
      howardsca.org.cn
      howardsca.tw
      You know that the domain names registration is open in the world, that company also has the right to apply for the available domain names. You only have the preferential rights to register them.
      At present, we haven’t passed their application, we need your opinion. If your company consider these names of importance to your company’s business or interest, I suggest that your company register these names first so as to avoid confusion or speculation. Of course, each company has their own idea. If you don’t think their application will affect your company in the future, then my suggestion is your company give up these names so that we can finish registering for them as per our duty. Please give me your company’s decision as soon as possible in order to handle this issue better.
      Best Regards
      Nelson Fan
      Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
      Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
      Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  17. Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name loveholidays, please read it carefully. Our center received an application from Superego International Ltd and they apply to register loveholidays as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.
    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards

    Elvis Deng
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  18. Received 06/03/2016;

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of *****-properties, please read it carefully. We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Sidnet Capital Limited today. They applied for the registration of auvergne-properties as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether you have authorized them? If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

    • Received 20/03/2016;

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Vpcare Life Limited today. They applied for the registration of ***** as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

      Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

      Best Regards
      Kitto Gu
      Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
      Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
      Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  19. Dear sir or madam,

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from Etfo Int’l ltd and they apply to register fleetcompetence as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Evin Lee
    Tel:+86-551- 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551- 6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  20. Hi everyone!

    Received 03/30/2016:

    From: Evin Lee [mailto:evin@ub-ip.cn]
    Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:34 AM
    To: cu..
    Subject: pclv
    Importance: High

    Dear sir or madam,
    We are an agency for registering domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, our center received an application from Lcbo Investment LTD applying to register pclv as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.
    Best regards,
    Evin Lee
    Tel:+86-551- 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551- 6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  21. Same received today from someone calling himself Kitto Hu, vide below
    “ear Sir/Madam,

    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Avpet Sky Limited today. They applied for the registration of xxx as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province”
    I don’t plan to react, why?

  22. Received today (4/6/2016):

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Sycare Life Limited today. They applied for the registration of XXXXXXXX as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  23. Dear sir or madam,

    We are an agency for registering domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, our center received an application from Lhmo Investment LTD applying to register polar-refrigeration as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best regards,
    Elvin Lee
    Tel:+86-551- 6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551- 6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  24. Another one:
    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name biovalorem, please read it carefully. We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, we received an application from MAUST Global Ltd applying to register biovalorem as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards,
    Carlo Zhao

    Registration Department

    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  25. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Bell Fei Global Limited today. They applied for the registration of 247venues as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Nelson Fan
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  26. Same scam – thanks for hosting this site – interestingly enough apache mail server (OS X server’s mail server) and gmail rejected my attempts to forward this to my other email accounts and shockingly godaddy’s cpanel email (which by the way is a horrible “included with your web hosting” service, they use to upsell to a paid one as only web access works – oops back to the topic) oddly did not have success responding to the scam email :), hence my attempts to forward it to my other accounts, fortunately all bounced back as spam – glad I came across this site! Here is the version of the letter we got:

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name blocosjr, please read it carefully. We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, our center received an application from LOGH International Ltd applying to register xxxxxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Ron Sun
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  27. Got this one today:

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    We are an agency for registering domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, our center received an application from YAIKS Holdings Ltd applying to register “XXXXXXXX” as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.
    Best Regards
    King Jiang
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  28. Our President got an email from yu@ub-sys.com.cn as follows:

    Dear sir or madam,

    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name “brandname”, please read it thoroughly. We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Today, we received an application from Springer Land Technology and they apply to register “brandname” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Obrian Yu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province
    Website: http://www.ub-ltd.org <– in image

  29. Dear Sir/Madam
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name ****, please read it carefully. Our center received an application from Faluo International Ltd and they apply to register **** as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.
    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards

    Dean Zhang
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.145,QianShan Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  30. This mail we received today.

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Patrick Lee Asia Limited today. They applied for the registration of bie-dro as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Kitto Gu
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  31. This is the message we received today…

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name “bunnyssfi”,please read it carefully. Today, Our center received an application from PIANELI Investment Ltd and they apply to register “bunnyssfi” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards
    Kerr Xu
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  32. Your site has been a source of relief as I had an e-mail from these people as well. It has been at least a useful reminder to invest in protecting my intellectual property.

    • Whilst these guys are annoying, they actually can’t harm your site or reputation, other than the embarrassment of perhaps mistakenly paying them money. From the quantity of traffic to this site, I believe few people are taken in. Bill.

  33. From: “Scott Lu”
    Subject: “OUR NAME”
    Date: May 16, 2016 at 9:36:45 AM GMT+2
    To: info@OURNAME.com

    Mail
    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name “OURNAME”,please read it thoroughly. Today, Our center received an application from KERNSET Int’l Ltd and they apply to register “salsashop” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards
    Scott Lu
    Senior Adviser
    Tel:+86-551-6349 1191
    Fax:+86-551-6349 1192
    Address:No.413,Changjiang Road,Hefei City,Anhui Province

  34. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Lucas Chan International today. They applied for the registration of rich*** as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.
    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Matthew Zeng
    Tel:0086.551.634911 91
    Fax:0086.551.634911 92
    F1,Huishang Metal Building,No.1019,Fuyang Road,Hefei China

  35. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Our center received an application from Lucas Chan International today. They applied for the registration of ******* as their Brand Name and some top-level domain names. But we found the main body of domain names is same as yours. We are not sure about the relationship between you and them. As the registrar, we have the duty to inform you the case.

    Now, we are processing this application. Our center needs to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. If so, we will continue the next step of registration. If not, please let me know as soon as possible in order that our center can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.

    Best Regards
    Gary Mok
    Tel:+86 .5516 3491 191
    Fax:+86 .5516 3491 192
    No.1,Xingshun Building,Fengyang Road,Hefei China

  36. This matter is about the brand name xxxxx another company applies to register,please forward it to your company’s leader. Thanks!
    Dear President&CEO,
    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration in China.On May 25. 2016,a applicant named Mr. Jack Lau from TED Enterprise Co., Ltd wants to record and register the brand name xxxxx and some domains by our office.
    After our preliminary review and verification,we find TED Enterprise Co., Ltd has nothing to do with your company. But If you have permitted this company to apply these names, or you think the application will not damage the interests of your company,please allow us to fulfill all the registration for TED Enterprise Co., Ltd. If you against the company’s application,please let me know by email ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Sandy Wang
    Manager of Registration department
    Address:98 Shanghai Ave,Hefei 230001,China
    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069
    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  37. We got this today sent to what seems to be a random adress, picked up by our catch all function.

    “””Quoted mail”””
    Dear Sir or Madam,
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name “company name”, please read it carefully. Today, Our center received an application from Acadr International LTD and they apply to register “overums-bruk” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.
    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards
    Alex Fan
    General Manager
    Tel:0086.551.634911 91
    Fax:0086.551.634911 92
    Address:F1,Huishang Metal Building,No.1019,Fuyang Road,Hefei China

  38. Similar email received today from these idiots:

    This matter is about the brand name xxxxx another company applies to register,please forward it to your company’s leader. Thanks!

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration in China.On June 29. 2016,a applicant named Mr. Jorge Tang from JIN Enterprise Co., Ltd wants to record and register the brand name xxxxx and some domains by our office.

    After our preliminary review and verification,we find JIN Enterprise Co., Ltd has nothing to do with your company. But If you have permitted this company to apply these names, or you think the application will not damage the interests of your company,please allow us to fulfill all the registration for JIN Enterprise Co., Ltd. If you against the company’s application,please let me know by email ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Kellen Lee
    Manager of Registration department
    Address:98 Shanghai Ave,Hefei 230001,China
    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069
    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  39. Got this today:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name “*****”, please read it carefully. Today, Our center received an application from Acadr International LTD and they apply to register “******” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards
    Robert Fu
    General Manager
    Tel:0086.551.634911 91
    Fax:0086.551.634911 92
    Address:F1,Huishang Metal Building,No.1019,Fuyang Road,Hefei China

  40. July 13, 2016

    Definitely a scan happening. Do not reply. Here is the email that I received;

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name “XXXXXXXXXXX”, please read it carefully. Today, Our center received an application from RELTING Investment Ltd and they apply to register “tcsforensics” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? Let me know quickly in order to solve this promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards
    Robert Fu
    General Manager
    Tel:0086.551.634911 91
    Fax:0086.551.634911 92
    Address:F1,Huishang Metal Building,No.1019,Fuyang Road,Hefei China

  41. I received the same from “Jo King”. I wonder if they did this on purpose.

    (Letter to CEO or General Manager),
    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name ecotechnologies, please read it carefully. We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, our center received an application from BAUSK International Ltd applying to register ecotechnologies as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Jo King
    Tel:+86.5516 3491 191
    Fax:+86.5516 3491 192
    Address:No.1,Xingshun Building,Fengyang Road,Hefei China

  42. Hi, we have just received from the address registrar@dnet.org.cn an email similar to those you describe. We understand it is a case of scamming, so we would like to share it with you:

    EMAIL RECEIVED (literal transcription; only our domain name and brand has been omitted):

    This is about another company named CAN Produce Limited wants to occupy your company name “xxxxxxxxxxx”,please forward it to your company’s leader. Thanks!

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration in China. On July 27. 2016,a applicant named Mr. Daniel Wang from CAN Produce Limited wants to record and register the brand name xxxxxxxxxxx and some domains by our office.

    After our preliminary review and verification,we find CAN Produce Limited has nothing to do with your company. If you object to the company’s application,please let me know by email as soon as possible.Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Cindy Lau

    Registrar

    Address:98 Shanghai Ave,Hefei 230001,China

    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069

    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  43. Hi, I got one pretty similar to the above, with a new name: Ben Yang. The date is 15/8/2016, thanks for the article, much appreciated

  44. Hi, I received one today from a Mark Chan. Apparently, BAUSK International would like to register my domain name. The email went straight into my trash!

  45. Hear Is the latest one.

    This matter is about the brand name aurewines another company applies to register,please forward it to your company’s leader. Thanks!

    Dear President&CEO,

    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration in China.On August 30. 2016,a applicant named Mr. Hebert Tang from HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd wants to record and register the brand name aurewines and some domains by our office.

    After our preliminary review and verification,we find HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd has nothing to do with your company. But If you have permitted this company to apply these names, or you think the application will not damage the interests of your company,please allow us to fulfill all the registration for HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd. If you against the company’s application,please let me know by email ASAP.

    Best Regards,

    Kellen Wang
    Senior Counsel
    Address:98 Shanghai Ave,Hefei 230001,China
    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069
    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  46. Just received the scam in my inbox. I can’t paste it here, since I’d deleted it already. But the content and the wording are similar, and the sender also signed himself/his company from Hefei (funny that all of these scam emails come from Hefei, or at least that’s what they said they come from)…

  47. Same here … they will keep on trying. I’ve decided to ignore these e-mails.

    This matter is about the brand name artidor another company applies to register,please forward it to your company’s leader. Thanks!
    Dear President&CEO,
    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration in China.On September 5. 2016,a applicant named Mr. Hebert Tang from HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd wants to record and register the brand name artidor and some domains by our office.
    After our preliminary review and verification,we find HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd has nothing to do with your company. But If you have permitted this company to apply these names, or you think the application will not damage the interests of your company,please allow us to fulfill all the registration for HUA Enterprise Co., Ltd. If you against the company’s application,please let me know by email ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Karen Guo
    Manager of Registration department
    Address:98 Shanghai Ave,Hefei 230001,China
    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069
    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  48. Dear,
    We are a russian company and we get the same letter from Colin Tan

    (Letter to CEO or General Manager),

    This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{, please read it carefully. We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, our center received an application from BAUSK International Ltd applying to register {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Colin Tan
    Tel:0086-551 634 911 91
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Tuogui Building, No.777, Ningguo South Road, Hefei, China

    —————————————-
    Now i understand that we are worldknown company)))))))))))))))

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