8.13.2008

Domain scams continue, this time from SK Holdings Company Ltd.

I've written about several domain-name scams before, such as the Century Net Group Stocks Limited one, the Karl Fischer one, and the Asia Domain Name Registration Limited one.

Going by the number of hits to my blog every day from people searching the Internet for 'Karl Fischer,' that one is still going strong.

Here's the latest one. Don't be fooled, don't respond.

Subject: Intellectual propety rights(TO CEO)

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 August 11 2008, we received an application formally. One company named "Tianwei Holdings Limited Company" wanted to register following

Internet Trademark: {your trademark here}
Domain names:{your domain names here}

through our body.

During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged "Tianwei Holdings Limited Company" has no trade mark, 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 "Tianwei Holdings Limited Company" 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,

Richard.zhang
Check Domain Name dept.
SK Holdings Company ltd

34 comments:

Christian Schuenemann said...

Hi Alan,
now it "West Technologies Limited"
but the text has remained the same

Best Regards,
Rohrlux GmbH
Christian Schuenemann

=======================
This is the new ending:

Richard.zhang

Check Domain Name dept.
richard.zhang@asiadnr.cn
richard.zhang@sknic.hk.cn

West Technology Limited
---------------------------------------------------------
T:+852-3059-3099 852-3075-9838
F:+852-3187-5699 852-3019-8068
www.westtechnology.asia

Bruce said...

Thank you for hosting this blog. I recently received the identical email from Richard.Zhang of West Technology. I appreicate uncovering this type of scam.

chris@castus said...

Recieved the following this morning, guess it is same just worded a little different:

Dear CEO,

We have something important to confirm with your company.
On the Nov 3, 2008, we received an application formally from one company named "AnLan international Holdings Ltd" who applied for the Internet trademark: "castus" 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

info said...

I have just received the same email dated Nov 6. All worded the same as yours Chris. The ip addresss that it was sent from is Chinese.

Jonty said...

Almost certainly a scam.

I had an indentical one today. The email address was linda@cntl.org.

On the Nov 7, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named "Muyee Investment Corp" applied for the "xxxxxxxxxxxx"
as their trademark for the promotion of their product on the internet(Internet trademark).

After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark applied for registration are as same as your company's name and trademark.
These days we are dealing with it.Currently we stop their application, in order to deal with this issue better,we hope to get your confirmation.

Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Best Regards
linda.Song
Auditing Director

Slavica said...

Linda / West Technology Group can certainly claim couple of more victims, since for many of us that are just returning from international fairs - answering many of the mails in a day is becoming a routine and sometimes we are forgetting to think of the spam. I am sending the mail we received (unfortunately I replied and then checked afterwards, and found this blog).

So I want to thank you for raising these issues publicly.
Regards,
Slavica Vukcevic
Montenegro Adventures

Quote:

Dear President/CEO,

Hello!Sorry to trouble you!

We are the internet trademark 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 Dec 2, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named "Muyee Investment Corp" applied for the "Montenegro-adventures "
as their trademark for the promotion of their product on the internet(Internet trademark).

After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark applied for registration are as same as your company's name and trademark.
These days we are dealing with it.Currently we stop their application, in order to deal with this issue better,we hope to get your confirmation.

Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Best Regards
linda.Song
Auditing Director
_____________________________________

Hong Kong Head Office:
Tel:00852 9566 0253(Direct)
00852 8122 6293(Office)
Fax: 00852-8125 7328
00852 9566 0302
Email: Linda@scdns.org
Web: http://www.west-technology.net

Angela said...

Thanks for this thread, I received the following:

Dear CEO&Principal,

We are a professional internet consultant 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 Jan 12, 2009, we received an application formally, one company named "Digua Holdings Ltd" wanted to applied for the internet brand "xxxxxxx" and some domain names through our body.

During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names' keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Digua Holdings Ltd to register these domain names through us or not? Or is Digua Holdings Ltd your business partner or distributor in Asia? 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.

Best Regards,

Kevin Dai
______________________
Auditing Department (HK Office)
Tel: +852-95660489
+852-95660496
Fax: +852-9566 0302
Mail: kevin@westdns.org
Web: http://www.west-technology.net/
Address: Far East Consortium Bldg, 121 Des Voeux Road, Hong Kong, China

PJ said...

Another round today (2/3/09):

Dear CEO,

We are the Domain Name Registration Center in Asia, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. We have something important need to confirm with your company, we formally received an application on Feb 2, 2009. One company who called "Worldmkc Holdings Limitd" are applying for following:
1. Domain Names:
(mybrand).com.asia
(mybrand).com.br
etc
2. Internet Brand:
(mybrand)

As there occured many such kind of domain name grabbing matter these days in Asia, when I got this application, I checked it and found that the domain names and Internet Brand applied for registration are as same as your company's name and Brand. Because the domain names and keywords may relate to the usufruct of brand name on internet.

Now, we need your confirmation of:
1. The relationship between your company and "Worldmkc Holdings Limitd".
2. If you ask "Worldmkc Holdings Limitd" to register domain names from us, then we'll help you to finish the registration in these days.

We need to know the opinion of your company, this matter is very urgent, please contact us as soon as possible. Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me freely.

Awaiting for your reply!

Thanks & Regards,

Thomas Ke
Domain Names Auditing Department
Add: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg,
121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-95660489 Fax: +852-95660302
Email: thomas@onenethk.org
Web: http://www.sk-holdings.net

someone said...

Thanks for your page... It looked phishy but it took a while to check. Here is mine, so that google can find it for others...

Dear Manager,
We are the domain name register center in Asia,which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally.We have something importantneed to confirm with your company.

On the Feb 19th, 2009,we received an application formally.One company named “LaiKa International Investment Co.”who applied for the Internet trademark: "(my brand)" and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

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. Because this involved your company name or trade marks,we take this application as one by bad purpose and inform you in no time. Now we have not finished the registration of LaiKa company yet, If you considered these domain names and Internet Trademark are important to your company, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept or CEO.


Best Regards,

Gordon Li

Auditing Manager
Internet Brand Safety & Justice Dept.
Sponsoring Registrar: West Technology Limited
Tel: +852-95660496, +852-95660103
Fax: +852-95660302
Email: gordon.li@netnic.asia
Website:http://www.west-technology.net

Jen633505 said...

Thank you for posting this blog. I just got a letter today, and I wasn't sure if I should forward it to my lawyer or not. Since my lawyer charges me hundreds of dollars an hour, I thought I would google this name: gordon.li@netnic.asia my self.

Thanks! You just saved me a couple hundred dollards in legal fees!

Richard said...

In haste, but this is still circulating with a few small changes....
Anybody with any help or comments, please let me know!


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 June,4, 2009, we received an application formally, one company named "Davidament Holding Ltd" applied for the Internet trademark "winematters" and some domain names with our organization.After our initial examination, we found that they have no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent.But the keyword and domain names they applied for registration are the same with 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 purposes to buy these domain names.If they are your business partner or distributor in Asia,we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure. Now we have not finished the registration of Davidament company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Best Regards,
Fiona
Manager of Auditing Department

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Hong Kong Auditing Department Office
Web: http://www.wtl.hk.cn
Email: Fiona@westdns.org (Work time)

Fiona@westtechnology.org (24 Hours)

Tel: ++852-9566 0103/9566 0496
Fax: ++852-3019 7872

Bob Davis said...

We have the same email;
We are a professional internet consultant organization in Asia, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company. On June.8, 2009, we received an application formally, one company named "Hama Holdings Ltd" applied for the brand keyword "[our domain]" and following domain names:
[our domain].asia
with our organization.

During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names' keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned Hama Holdings to register these domain names with us? Or is Hama 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

x said...

So can anyone enlighten me as to the purpose of this scam. What do the scammers get out of this, or what happens if I do contact them?

JimmerSD said...

This is still going strong. I received the same message this morning.

eforce said...

Good thing I googled these bastards, thanks to this blog we'll save time, money and STRESS!!!

Viren said...

We also received same email from these bastards, which I also imagined is spam. So we have serached to find this useful blog. Here is content of email

Dear CEO,

We are a professional internet consultant 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 which needs to confirm with your company.

On July 7,2009, we received a formal application from a company called "Msnrtq Atmand Company", who is applying to register "YourDomain" as their domain names in some countries and Internet Trade Mark. But after our confirmation,we found this keyword is identical with your company's trademark, so we send you email and want to confirm with you whether you have authorized the Msnrtq Atmand Company to register.

We need to know the opinion from your company because the domain names and keyword may relate to the copyright of brand name on internet. Currently, we have already postponed this application of this company temporarily. In order to deal with this issue better, please let the principal make a confirmation with me by telephone or email ASAP.

Best Regards,

Druse Ginger

Auditing Department


Web: http://www.wtl.hk.cn
P: ++852-95660205

talos buccellati said...

Please, be carefulness, that same mail could come from that email:
Fiona Fiona@westdns.org


2009/7/10 Fiona Fiona@westdns.org
Dear Talos,

Thanks for your timely reply.
If you have no relationship with them. According to our working experience, there are 2 possibilities:
1. Sraring-Zemand is a domain name investment company, they want to register these names before you and sell back to you to gain profits.
2. It may be a commercial method, Sraring-Zemand is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.

We knew you have registered the domain name "buccellati.com" and own the intellectual property, this is why we informed you.
But now Sraring-Zemand company do not want to register your trademark or domain name "buccellati.com", they wanted to apply for
other domain names and keywords you have not registered yet.The domain names which they applied are listed below:
buccellati.com.hk
buccellati.com.tw
buccellati.hk
buccellati.tw
buccellati.sg
buccellati.co.nz
buccellati.jp
and Internet Trademark: Buccellati

Because domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. Sraring-Zemand has right to register it.
As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. So required by government to inform your company to protect your
interest.

As the owner of "buccellati.com",you will get the priority to register these domain names and Internet Trademark. Of course, each company has
their own idea. If you don't think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration. But if you think their
registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send an application form to you and help you register these within dispute
period. This is the only way to prevent domain name grab. Hope you can give me your decision ASAP. So that we can handle the next step.

Best Regards,

Finoa

Wouter said...

Got one today too!

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 Jul.10,2009, we received an application formally. One company named "Sraring-Zemand company" wanted to register following domain names:
easytobook.net.cn
easytobook.com.tw
easytobook.com.hk
easytobook.jp
easytobook.com.au
easytobook.ae
and Internet Trademark: Easytobook
through our entity.
After our initial examination, 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 Sraring-Zemand company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Best Regards,
Fiona
Manager of Auditing Department

Ken said...

Dear Manager,



We are a professional Internet consultant 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 2009-7-14,we received an application formally,one person named “Mike Shayan” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “stmaryschurch” and some domain names through our body.



During our preliminary investigation,we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is related with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned "Mike Shayan" to register these domain names through us or not?Or is "Mike Shayan" your business partner or distributor in Asia?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.



In addition,I must state that we have time limited for one person or one company’s registration.It is just 15 days.If your company files doesn't resent within the time limited.We will unconditionally authorized the application of " Mike Shayan".



Thank you for your cooperation.



Best Regards,



Doris Jan



Registration Commissioner



Mail:doris@worldwidenetwork.asia

Web:www.worldwidenetwork.asia http://www.worldwidenetwork.asia

Robert said...

On July 21st, we received the same scam from "Fiona" as well, addressed to our info@... address.

Thanks for heads up on your blog.

TextDigger, Inc.
Bob Perreault

BernardDB said...

Similar message from Teresa Jan at wwnsl.

clairvoyance said...

I got this:

Dear Manager,



We are a professional Internet consultant 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 2009-8-17 we received an application formally,one person named “Mike Shayan” wanted to applied for the Internet brand “x” and some domain names through our body.



During our preliminary investigation,we found that these domain names’ keyword and internet brand is related with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned "Mike Shayan" to register these domain names through us or not?Or is "Mike Shayan" your business partner or distributor in Asia?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.



In addition,I must state that we have time limited for one person or one company’s registration.It is just 15 days.If your company files doesn't resent within the time limited.We will unconditionally authorized the application of " Mike Shayan".



Thank you for your cooperation.



Best Regards,



Teresa Jan



Tel: +852-3115 2295

Fax: +852-3077 1242

+852-3072 3223


Mail:teresa@wwnsl.com

Web:www.wwnsl.com

Linda said...

Still going strong. Got this today.

Dear President/CEO,

Hello!Sorry to trouble you!
We are an organization specilized in dealing with internet Keyword and
domain name dispute registration in Asia. We have something important on
intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.

On Sep 15.2009. We received a formal application from a company called
TianNan Holdings Limited, who applied to register "Lindasgourmetcookies"
as their domain name in some countries and Internet 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 TianNan Holdings Limited to register these
domain names and Internet Keyword.We need to know the comment of your
company because the domain names and Internet Keyword may relate to the
copyright of brand name on internet.

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 TianNan
Holdings Limited yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please
contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in
Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from
your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and
our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute
questions about trademark,intellectual property nor patent after they
succeed in registration.Hope you can understand.

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


Best Regards
Sophia
International Registration(Dispute) Dept


Hong Kong Head Office:
Tel: +8529 5660 496
Fax:+8523 0197 872
Email:sophia@cnsknet.cn
sophia@dnrservice.hk
Web:http://www.setl.hk.cn

Michael said...

HAHA... they try to do the same to me, for my site. http://www.electroniccigarettesource.com they told me that there are companies trying to register my domain name etc. and get into the Electronic Cigarette
industry. These people are really good. This scam will end up making a lot of money in the long term.

Charles said...

They are still at it. I got two like this today, with read receipts requested (denied!), to my company's "info@" address from "fiona [fiona@west-technology.org]". I have educated Google’s spam filter, through which email to my address passes. "Ecologcoat company" seems fictitious or is unrelated.

Dear CEO & 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.

On Nov,16, 2009, we received an application formally, one company named "Ecologcoat company" applied for the Internet keyword "[xxxxxxxxx]" and some domain names with our organization.After our initial examination, we found that they have no trademark, Intellectual property, nor patent.But the keyword and domain names they applied for registration are the same with 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 purposes to buy these domain names.If they are your business partner or distributor in Asia,we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure. Now we have not finished the registration of Ecologcoat company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

Best Regards,
Fiona

Auditing Department
Web: http://www.wtl.hk.cn
Email: Fiona@west-technology.org & Fiona@netservice.hk
Tel: ++852-9566-0205/9566-0496
Fax: +852-30717730

TomeOne said...

Here's another:

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 March 21, 2010, we received an application formally, one company named "View Holdings Ltd" wanted to apply for the internet keyword "" 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 View Holdings Ltd to register these domain names through us? Or is View 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,

Carrie Yue

Tel: 00852-9566-0205
Fax: 00852-3069-6940
Email: Carrie@west-holdings.net(Individual)
Meryl@netservice.hk (Assistant)
Official Website: www.wtl.hk.cn

so said...

Dear CEO,

Are you the owner of "xxx", please?
We have something important to confirm with your company.
On the Mar.24th 2010, we received an application formally from one company named "Hondey Renkon LTD" who applied for the Network Trademark: "xxx" and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

After our initial examination, we found that the Network 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 Hondey Renkon LTD yet,in order to deal with this issue better, Please forward this email to the person who can be in charge and contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. Thank you !

Best Regards!

Jane
Agent of Asia internet intellectual property
Tel: oo852-9566o2o5
Fax: oo852-3o69694o
Email:jane@skasiadnr.com/ jane@dnrcenter.hk
Web: http://www.sk-dns.org
Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

Bagladee said...

Just had the same email but for Hondey Renkon LTD thanks for the heads up on this one, it had me worried for a moment.
thanks

pyrography jewellery said...

Hi Alan,
glad I saw this,
this is what I got:-
Dear CEO,

Are you the owner of "pyrographyjewellery", please?
We have something important to confirm with your company.
On the Mar.16th 2010, we received an application formally from one company named "Hondey Renkon LTD" who applied for the Network Trademark: "pyrographyjewellery" and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

After our initial examination, we found that the Network 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 Hondey Renkon LTD yet,in order to deal with this issue better, Please forward this email to the person who can be in charge and contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. Thank you !

Best wishes for 2010!


Jane

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Agent of Asia internet intellectual property
Tel: +852-95660205
Fax: +852-30696940
Email:jane@sk-netservice.com/ jane@dnrcenter.hk
Web: http://www.sk-dns.org
Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

I wondered why she didn't use her full name!
Thanks i will not waste my time any longer.
Pyrography Jewellery

dreawoods1 said...

Hi Allen,

Here's what I received today. It is from "West Industries Limited" but the contact seems to be different than the ones shown here.

------------------------------

Dear Manager,


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 Pusen Technology Limited on August. 10, 2010, whom applied for registering the internet keyword “alstom-power ” 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 Pusen Technology Limited to register with us or not? Or, is Pusen Technology Limited 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

Nancy

West Technology Limited
http://www.join-wtc.cn
4A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg.,
121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel:+852-6517 0670
Fax:+852-3069 6940
Email:nancy@login-idc.hk

dreawoods1 said...

Hi Alan,

This is how it was sent to me. The contact information seems to be different but the overall content is very similar.

--------------------------------

Dear Manager,


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 Pusen Technology Limited on August. 10, 2010, whom applied for registering the internet keyword “alstom-power ” 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 Pusen Technology Limited to register with us or not? Or, is Pusen Technology Limited 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

Nancy

West Technology Limited
http://www.join-wtc.cn
4A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg.,
121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel:+852-6517 0670
Fax:+852-3069 6940
Email:nancy@login-idc.hk

TheOriginalSnookie said...

I too received one worded slightly different; (below) I was going to respond and tell them they could purchase it for double the amount I paid to register/setup the site if they wanted it so badly - glad I found your blog

Dear Principal,

Sorry to trouble you!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 September 19,2010,we received an application formally. A company named Gabriel-ljw Holdings Ltd. wanted to register some domain names with the keyword of "my domain/brand" through our organization.

Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names.When we checking their application,we found the keyword of these domain names are identical with your company's. So, I want to confirm with you: Have you consigned Gabriel-ljw Holdings Ltd. to register those domain names? Or are they your subbranch in Asia?

We haven't finished the registration of Gabriel-ljw 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,
Jennifer


Sponsoring Registrar:


Tel: +852 65171987
Fax: +852 30696940
Email:
Website: www.asia-gov.com

umair said...

me too find the same today,

Dear Principal,

Sorry to trouble you!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 October 7, 2010, we received an application formally. A company named Gabriel-ljw Holdings Ltd. wanted to register some domain names with the keyword of "reliable" through our organization.

Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names.When we checking their application, we found the keyword of these domain names are identical with your company's. So, I want to confirm with you: Have you consigned Gabriel-ljw Holdings Ltd. to register those domain names? Or are they your subbranch in Asia?

We haven't finished the registration of Gabriel-ljw 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,
Jennifer


Sponsoring Registrar:


Tel: +852 65171987
Fax: +852 30696940
Email: Jennifer@sknetservice.com
Website: www.asia-gov.com

David Fox said...

We just got one this morning, so still alive:


(Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

Dear Sir/Madam,

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 April 29, 2013 that a company claimed O&K Global Limited were applying to register "electriceggplant" as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.

Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company's, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for O&K Global Limited.Looking forward to your prompt reply.


Best Regards,
Richard Zhang
Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924
Address:No.650 HuiZhou Ave,Hefei,Anhui,China

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I did a quick search (on the wrong words) and didn't find a hit so I responded. Just got this reply to my reply:

Dear David Fox,

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

Richard Zhang
Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924

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Should I just ignore him at this point? Or tell him I believe this is a scam based on multiple hits and tell him to please stop emailing us?

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