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Is my company getting F****D with (Domain Name Registration)

powersspowerss Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, so I've consulted with many other companies for their net strategy, web marketing, etc and received many an emails (nearly all from china) asking about the respective companies trademark to their own name. For example, Apple.com is owned, but someone is trying to register Apple.cn, and someone in China would email Apple to ask if this is OK, asking for the trademark holder etc.

Usually I reply with "we hold the trademark, #111,111,111 whatever" and that's the end of it. I did that with a company (redacted) expecting no reply but got this instead:
Dear [REDACTED],



Thanks for your prompt reply. We have received an application form from Pre-research Holding Ltd. claiming to register the following domain names,
[REDACTED].asia

[REDACTED].com.cn

[REDACTED].net.cn

[REDACTED].hk

[REDACTED].tw

[REDACTED].com.my

[REDACTED].in

[REDACTED].eu
and internet brand name:[REDACTED]


After our survey, "[REDACTED]" this domain is registered by you first and you own this trademark, so we informed this matter to you at the first time to confirm whether you have relation with them, if not, their registration will bring some damage to your business, such as confusing your customers, influencing your reputation and international image etc.



Because there is something uncertainty on this matter, to protect the original trademark owner from being infringed, we have delayed their application, and at present, these domain names are under the auditing period. As domains take open registration all over the world as well as the principle and rules of International domains registration. so Pre-research Holding Ltd. has rights to file for application. As a professional IT outsourcing service company, we have no right to dispute their application. So required by us to inform your company to protect your interest. But as the company whose trademarks relate to the applied domains ,you will get the priority to register these domain names.


If you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your honor and profits, you believe these domains are important to you,
the only way is to register them in prior, we can send a disputed application form to you and help you register these within auditing period. or we will pass their application.


There is a time limit. Hope to get your decision ASAP, so that we can deal with the next steps. Please confirm you receive this Email and reply promptly.


If you have any questions, contact me freely!









sincerely



michelle

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    DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It could be legit, but more likely it's them trying to get you to pay them to register a bunch of domain names for you.

    I've gotten emails like this before to a company website I maintain. I ignore them and haven't yet had any problems with people actually registering the various possible domain names.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited July 2009
    Are they actually registered yet?

    I've had targeted spam about "Protect your online identity!" and offering to sell me the .com version of my .net domain.

    I checked and saw that it wasn't actually registered, registered it for 10% of what they wanted and sent them a cheerful thank you for reminding me.

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    InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    This is a mass-mailed scam to sell you domains you don't need at exorbitant prices.

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    powersspowerss Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thanks guys! What I suspected!

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    PracticalProblemSolverPracticalProblemSolver Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    A private company sent you an unsolicited email asking you to buy something from them, that's all.

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