I haven’t seen this scam for a while.  No-one can register an internet keyword – they are just the words or phrases that search engines use to find your website – and depend entirely on what people searching for your site enter as their search term.

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of domain extensions these days and you can’t register them all.

My online alter ego has emailed back saying that she has no business partners in China.  I’ll bet they reply and asking her for money to register those useless domain extensions.

Just ignore this bit of rubbish.  No-one wants your “keyword” and no-one has any interest in registering those domains – it’s just a made up bit of rubbish to get you to part with your cash.

I entered the address of their website – and it takes you to domain registrar and hosting website which claims that  “We are China’s favourite and most trusted domain name registrar”.  Interestingly, the website is entirely written in English – obviously a language widely spoken in China – or maybe not!

Dear CEO,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. If this email affects you, we are very sorry, please ignore this email. Thanks)

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in China.
We received an application from Hua An Ltd on October 26, 2017. They want to register ” yourdomainname ” as their Internet Keyword and ” yourdomainname .cn “、” yourdomainname .com.cn ” 、” yourdomainname .net.cn “、” yourdomainname .org.cn ” 、” yourdomainname .asia ” domain names, they are in China and Asia domain names. But after checking it, we find ” yourdomainname ” 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,

Mike Zhang | Service Manager

Cn YG Domain (Head Office)

8006, Xinlong Building, No. 415 WuBao Road, Shanghai 201105, China

Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697 | Mob: +86-1582177 1823

Web: www(dot)cnygdomain(dot)cn