As a company with lots of domain names (got to protect our brand!) we’re seeing more and more unsolicited emails, typically claiming to be from China (.cn), advising us that someone else is looking to acquire domain names with our company name in them.
Here’s the latest one (typos and all):
We are a domain name dispute and register organization. Currently, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company. On February 10. 2011, we received an application formally. A company named “Mulre Holdings Co.,Ltd” submitted the application to our organization, and they required to register some domain names with the Internet product keyword of “itomic”.
Now we are handling with the registration of these domain names and find that the keyword of these domain names and Internet product keyword is identical with your company’s. I wonder whether did you consigned Mulre to register these domain names and the Internet product keyword with us?
If this company was consigned by you to register these domain names, according to the relevant rules, we need to audit and accept their application within 4 work-days. After the audit, our IT department will complete all the registration procedures within 7 work-days, and also redirect these domain names to the website they appoint. But if your company has not consigned or authorized Mulre to apply to register those domain names and the Internet product keyword, then according to our working experience, they might have other purposes.
Currently, we have already postponed this company’s application. Please make a confirmation with me ASAP. Waiting for your reply.
Thanks & Regards,
Mail:Darcy@chinaonenet.hk.cn & Darcy@wyonenet.org.cn
Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.
Convincing, isn’t it?
It’s not. It’s a total lie. It’s fictitious. It’s unsolicited. It’s spam. Delete and ignore.
If you want genuine consultancy on domain names and brand protection, speak to a professional local company. Itomic perhaps?!
We wrote about the same thing back in May 2009, but feel that a timely update/reminder is now due. Job done!