This is the same scam that is mentioned in this post http://keepsafeonthenet.co.uk/2010/12/asian-domain-registration-service-in-china/
A legitimate domain registrar never checks to see who holds other versions of a domain name. It’s none of their business.
No-one has applied to register a domain using your “Network Brand”. This is just a scam company who are hoping you will panic and ask to buy the domains yourself – at which point they will ask you for an inflated price. So that you can see how the scam works, I replied and said that I hadn’t authorised the purchase of the domain names.
After a couple of emails, this is the reply I received, including prices:
Following is the price list, only for your reference:
mydomainname.asia 40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.cn 20GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.com.cn 20GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.hk 40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.tw 40GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname.in 50GBP/Per Year/Per Name
mydomainname 120GBP/Per Year/Per Name
1. We will send the application form to you.
2.You fill in the application form and return it with the relevant proof documents(such as, trademark certificate, certificate of incorporation, the copy will be OK.).
3. We will send the Invoice signed & stamped to you, We will formally submit the application to register for you and put on records.
4. You transfer the payment to us according to the Bank information on the Invoice and fax the payment proof to us.
5. When we received your payment proof, we will finish all the registration for your company within two workdays.
6. You will be awarded the certificates of Network Brand after 15 workdays.
if you have any issues you can call or email us.Thank you for your cooperation.
Have a nice day!
A little research tells me that it costs around $13 (approx £10) to register a .asia domain, not the £40 quoted. I hope you can see how the scam works now.
(It’s very urgent, Please transfer this email to your CEO or appropriate person, Thanks)
I’m sorry to disturb you so abruptly.
We are Shanghai PICN Information Service Limited, which specialize in dealing with the global company’ s domain name and Network Brand registration and internet Intellectual property right’ s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.
On November 24, 2011, we received an application on our online application system. One company named “Mujia Investment Co., Ltd” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “mydomainname” and some relevant domain names through our body.
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 “Mujia Investment Co., Ltd”.
Looking forward to your prompt reply and have a nice day.
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