Domain Registration Scam Aimed At Domain Owners

Today I got the below email about one of my website’s domain name. Initially I was puzzled. Then I’ve done some investigation in the internet and found that this is a scam. I’m publishing the contents of the email so as it can be helpful for someone who is getting this type of email about their domain name.

From: “Jim Wong” <Jim@dg-network.org.cn>

Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 1:23 AM
To: [——–]
Subject: Imperative confirmation of registering brand “[——–]”

(It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, thanks)

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are a specialized company for domain name registration and protection. Here, we have an issue about your intellectual property rights to confirm with you. We formally received an application on June 5,2013 that a company which self-styled”Ato Pu Global Limited”were applying to register “[——–]” 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 will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for”Ato Pu Global Limited”.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

Best Regards,
Jim Wong

After some investigation I’ve decided not to respond to this email.

Update (2014/03/18):

Again!…. I got another spam email regarding domain name registration. I think these guys wont stop it.

Subject: “[——–]” Network Brand and Domains Application
Andy Zhang
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 4:48 AM
To: “[——–]”
Dear CEO/Principal,

This is Andy Zhang—Senior Consultant of domain name registration and solution center in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on March 18, 2014. that a company claimed “RENTRANCE LTD” were applying to register “[——–]” as their Network Brand and some “[——–]” Asian countries top-level domain names(in/hk/tw/etc) and China (CN) 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 “RENTRANCE LTD”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

(This is a very important case, so please transfer this email to your CEO or Principal. Thanks a lot.)

Best Regards,

Andy Zhang

Senior Consultant Manager

I’ve decided to ignore this time as well.

Update (2014/08/12):

Again and again!…

from:     Elton Yang <ey@ds-cn.org.cn>
to:     [——–]
date:     Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:35 AM
subject: URGENT [——–] Brand Registration Confirmation

(This is not a junk mail. Please check it seriously and transfer it to responsible person. Thanks!)

How are you! The reason why I am sending you this email is because we received an application from “Wu Investment Ltd” today who wants to register the brand name:[——–] and some relevant domains under [——–] in different areas. (several domain extensions, like .cn, etc.)

Due to the applicant’s name “Wu Investment Ltd” is quite different from [——–], so we checked in system and found [——–] is your using name. In accordance with domain registration principle, we are obliged to inform you this case. Please confirm whether “Wu Investment Ltd” was authorized by you. If not, please contact me within 7 workdays for letting us handle this case properly. Out of the period, we would regard this application was authorized by you and accept their application legally. Looking forward to your prompt confirmation.

Best Regards,
Elton Yang
Tel: +86.7395266069    Fax:+86.7395266169
259 Wuhu Road Hefei Anhui CN

As usual, I’ve ignored this as well!…….. When are they going to stop this stupid spamming?

3 comments for “Domain Registration Scam Aimed At Domain Owners

  1. Jorge Correia
    March 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Today received this e-mail:

    From: Leo Ma
    Date: segunda-feira, 2 de Março de 2015 às 01:55
    To: ………
    Subject: About “………………..”
    (unfortunately I replied to it)

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO, thanks)

    quote:
    “…

    How are you! The reason why I am sending you this email is because we received an application from FNYM Global Ltd today who wants to register the brand name:toursdecharme and some relevant domains under toursdecharme in different areas.

    Due to the applicant’s name FNYM Global Ltd is quite different from………………….., so we checked in system and found ……………………. is your using name. In accordance with domain registration principle, we are obliged to inform you this case. Please confirm whether FNYM Global Ltd was authorized by you. If not, please contact me within 7 workdays for letting us handle this case properly. Out of the period, we would regard this application was authorized by you and accept their application legally. Looking forward to your prompt confirmation.

    Best Regards,
    Leo Ma
    Senior Consultant

    Tel:0086 (0)551 634 953 34
    Fax:0086 (0)551 634 953 44
    Address:Fu Yang Lu Hefei Shi, Anhui Sheng, China, 230000
    Website:www(dot)dn-net(dot)org
    …”
    unquote

    I think it is of the kind.

  2. Bernard
    August 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

    thanks! i will not reply this email too..

  3. Mark
    July 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Thanks I received this and thought it was odd

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