Recently we have received calls from several clients that have received a notice via email of a domain name conflict. The short story is that it should be ignored.
The email that you receive looks like this:
From: Oscar Hu [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:46 PM
Subject: Domains Dispute – <Your DomainName>
(If you are not in charge of this case, Please transfer this urgent email to your CEO.)
We are the domain name registration and solution center in China. We have an important issue to confirm with you. On February. 22th, 2011, we formally received an application, The company which called “<SomeCompanyName>” are applying to register ” <YourCompanyName> ” as Internet brand and China Domains:
After checking, We found the domain name being applied are as same as your company’s name/trademark. so we need to confirm with your company.
If the “<SomeCompanyName>” 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 “<SomeCompanyName>”, Please reply us within 5 workdays(our audit period). Out of the deadline, we will JUST approve the application submitted by “<SomeCompanyName>”. unconditionally.
This email is safe to ignore. If you contacted them they would offer to correct the situation by asking you to register all of the above domain names to protect your space in China.
The companies offering this “service” are legitimate companies in China offering to scam you. Please don’t fall for this scam.
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