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Beware of Chinese Domain Name Registration Scams

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Beware of Chinese Domain Name Registration Scams

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The list of Chinese domain name registration email messages below are all fraudulent and you should not respond to them with your personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick website owners into sending money, which the scammers claim will be used to purchase their Chinese (.CN) domain names.

A List of Chinese Fraudulent Domain Name Registration Email Messages

Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from Keshet Ltd on Marcy 17th, 2014. They want to register "onlinethreatalerts" as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflicts with your company.in order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?.

Best Regards,

Abby Wang

Dear Sirs,

We are Keshet Ltd based in Chinese office, our company has submitted the "" as CN domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Ms. abby's approval. We hope your company will not object our application, because this name is very important for our products in Chinese market. We don't want your company to use this name in China, we believe our company will become the legal owner of this name in China. Even though Ms. abby advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name and permanent registration of this name.

Best regards

Ye Yun

Keshet Ltd

Dear,

The checking time will be over soon, we have not received your reply about the domain name and internet keyword since our last communication. You must know domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So the company has right to register them. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to refuse their application. We aslo suggest this company should change another name but they stick to this name so if your company want to prevent anybody from using these domains, the only way is to register these CN/ASIA domains and internet keyword.in our checking time, your company has first priority to register them. Could you tell us whether your company want to make this application to prevent anybody from using them or not?

Best Regards

Dear Rick,

Based on your company having no affiliation with them, we have suggested they should choose another name to avoid this conflict but they insist on this name as China domain names (.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn) and internet keyword.in our opinion, maybe they do the similar business as your company and register it to promote his company.

According to the domain name registration principle: The domain name and internet keyword which applied based on the international principle are opened to companies as well as individuals. Any companies or individuals have rights to register any domain name and internet keyword which are unregistered. Because your company haven’t registered this name as China domains and internet keyword on the internet, anyone can obtain them by registration. However, in order to avoid this conflict, the trademark or original name owner has priority to register China domain name and internet keyword in our audit period. If your company is the original owner of this name and want to register these China domain names (.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn) and internet keyword to prevent anybody from using them, please inform us. We can send you an application form with price list and help your company register them.

(Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On March 14, 2014, we received an application from Weisheng Holdings Ltd requested “hillsea” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark.in order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

Kind regards

Dear Sirs,

We are Taisheng Limited based in China. We will register the ” ” as internet keyword and China domain names .cn,.com.cn,.net.cn,.org.cn. We have submitted our application and are waiting for Mr. Gary Zhang’s approval. We think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Gary Zhang advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

Best regards

From “Lex Ren” of des-registry.org

“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 August 8,2013 that a company claimed FIXI Investment Ltd were applying to register () as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.”

Dear Sirs,

Our company based in chinese office, our company has submitted the “MY WEB ADDRESS ” as CN/Asia/Hk domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. Jim’s approval. We think this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian and Hongkong market. Even though Mr. Jim advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

Based on your company having no relationship with them, we have suggested they should choose another name to avoid this conflict but they insist on this name as CN domain names (cn/ com.cn/ net.cn/ org.cn) and internet keyword on the internet.in our opinion, maybe they do the similar business as your company and register it to promote his company.

According to the domain name registration principle: The domain names and internet keyword which applied based on the international principle are opened to companies as well as individuals. Any companies or individuals have rights to register any domain name and internet keyword which are unregistered. Because your company haven’t registered this name as CN domains and internet keyword on the internet, anyone can obtain them by registration. However, in order to avoid this conflict, the trademark or original name owner has priority to make this registration in our audit period. If your company is the original owner of this name and want to register these CN domain names (cn/ com.cn/ net.cn/ org.cn) and internet keyword to prevent anybody from using them, please inform us. We can send an application form and the price list to you and help you register these within dispute period.

Kind regards

Dear President & CEO,

We are a registrar of Asian domain registration organization in China.I am very sorry to disturb you,because we have received an application by one company called “Kopes Holding.Inc.” on February 2, 2014 that they were applying to register “” as brand name and domain names as below :

From: Bruce Lo [mailto:bruce@publicdmc .cn]
Subject: [Domain Name Removed] Registration
Priority: High

To whom it may concern:

We are the Registrars accredited by China Internet Network Information Center. We have something to confirm with you. On April 7, 2015, we received an application in which a company by the name Presg Group applied to register " victimdomain " as their Brand Name and some Asia domain names through our firm.

Now we are handling this registration. After our initial checking, we found that the name are identical to your company's. We need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you have authorized this, we will finish the registration at once. If not, please let us know within 7 workdays, in which case we will dicuss the matter more thoroughly. If not otherwise advised within that time limit we will proceed with the registration for Presg Group . We will be waiting for your reply. Have a nice day!

Best Regards

Bruce Lo

Registration Dept.

Phone: +86.55165184482

Fax: +86.55165128724

Website:http://www.pdatamc.org/

Address: No. 789, XiYou Road, Zhengwu District, HeFei City, AnHui Province, China

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  • May 2, 2017 at 8:38 AM by an anonymous user from Stockholm, Sweden

    I Just recieved following:

    "Dear Sir or Madam,

    We are the Registrars accredited by CNNIC. We have a formal affair to confirm with you. Our Registration Department received an application from XINGLI GROUP who applies to register "xxxxx" as their brand name in China and some domain names through our organization. We found the main body of domain names they apply to register is same as your company. We inform you of this matter because it involves your intellectual property.

    ...

    Best Regards,

    Tom Huang
    Head of Registration Department
    Phone: 86 (0)551-65128124 || Fax: 86 (0)551-65120084
    Website: youis.asia
    2017-4-26"

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM by info

    Here is another scam:


    "Dear sir or madam,

    Thanks for your time. This is a letter regarding the authorization of domain and brand names of your company, please take it seriously.

    We are a Chinese registrar for domain and brand names. The registration request has been received by our company from Alpsian International applying to register onlinethreatalerts as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of those names is the same as yours after our initial checking.
    We are handling the request and needing to confirm whether or not your company authorizes the 3rd party company to register them ASAP. Please let me know your opinions so as to solve it promptly.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Russell Ma

    Tel: 86-551 634911 93
    Fax: 86-551 634911 92

    Address:No.6 Building,Wanda Square,Dongliu Road,Hefei,China"

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  • March 1, 2017 at 5:23 AM by an anonymous user from Menlo Park, California, United States

    I just received this one:-

    "Dear Sir or Madam,

    We are the Registrars accredited by CNNIC. We have a formal affair to confirm with you. Our Registration Department received an application from NANXI GROUP who applies to register "english-workshops" as their brand name in China and some domain names through our organization. We found the main body of domain names they apply to register is same as your company. We inform you of this matter because it involves your intellectual property.

    Now we are handling this registration. Please let me know whether or not you authorized them to register these names. If you authorize them, I will formally pass through their registration; if not, please let us know within 7 workdays in order to handle this issue better. If not otherwise advised within that time limit we will proceed with the registration for that company. Looking forward to your prompt feedback information.

    Best Regards,

    Steve Zhang
    Head of Registration Department
    Phone: 86 (0)551-65128124 || Fax: 86 (0)551-65120084
    Website: yours-is.com"

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  • May 13, 2014 at 3:51 AM by an anonymous user from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    I just received this:
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    (This is a very important case, so please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person. Thanks a lot.)
    Dear CEO/Principal,
    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 8th, 2014 that a company claimed "CarkyProt Company" were applying to register as their Net Brand and some Asian countries top-level 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 "CarkyProt Company" Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards,
    Alex Dong
    Senior Consultant Manager
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of "CarkyProt Company", we checked and 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 Network Brand and domain names are applied by "CarkyProt Company":
    Net Brand:itcube
    Domain Names:

    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 Network Brand 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.

    Alex Dong
    Senior Consultant Manager

    This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may contain information that is exempt from disclosure by law and subject to copyright. If you have received this message in error, please let me know and delete it.

    ? please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

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  • May 7, 2014 at 8:19 AM by an anonymous user from North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

    Here's another:
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    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO,thanks.)

    Dear Ladies/Gentlemen,

    This is a formal email. Please check it seriously and transfer it to responsible person, thanks. We are the auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization.today, we formally received an online application that a company claimed "GIS Int'l Co., Ltd" were applying to register "" as their Brand Name and some "" Important top-level domain names. Now we are handling this registration,after our audit department checking,we found this is conflict with your company's using name.

    According to the registration principle,we will audit every application of our customer in order to avoid the conflict of the intellectual property. You are the original name owner,so I am sending you this E-mail to check if your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you have authorized this,we will finish the registration at once,otherwise,please inform me as soon as possible.

    Our time limit for dissent application is 7 workdays. Out of the period, we would regard this application was authorized by you and accept their application legally. Looking forward to your prompt confirmation. Have an outstanding day!

    Best Regards,

    George Wong
    Registration Dept.
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