Asia Domains Scam
Asia Domain Name Scams
Don't be fooled by Far Eastern scammers...

Domain Scam, Beware Emails:
"Notice:Brand name 'yourdomain' dispute in ASIA


One of our customers recently received an email claiming that their company domain was subject to a dispute in Asia. In reality the email is from scammers in the Far East, there is no dispute, they are try to fool you in to purchasing unnecessary domain names.

Here is the email text:
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Dear President,

We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china. we have something need to confirm with you. we formally received an application on April 9, 2010. one company which called "VSC investment company" are applying to register "yourdomain" as Brand Name and the following Domain Names:
yourdomain.asia
yourdomain.cn
yourdomain.com.cn
yourdomain.com.hk
yourdomain.com.tw
yourdomain.hk
yourdomain.in
yourdomain.net.cn
yourdomain.org.cn
yourdomain.tw
After our initial examination, we found that the Domain Names applied for registration are as same as your company's name and trademark. these days we are dealing with it, hope to get the affirmation from your company. if your company has not authorized the aforesaid company to register these, please contact us as soon as possible.
In addition, we hereby affirm that our time limit is 7 workdays. if your company files no reply within the time limit, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by "VSC investment company".

Best Regards,

Cade Chen
Senior Consultant
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UPDATE 15/06/2010!!!
Selvatico has just received one of these emails for one of our domains, needless to say we won't be purchasing any Asian domain names!!

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Dear CEO,

We are the department of registration service in China. We have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on June 14, 2010, one company which called "Banco Investment Ltd" are applying to register "simplediary" as brand name and domain names as below :

simplediary.asia
simplediary.cn
simplediary.com.cn
simplediary.com.hk
simplediary.com.tw
simplediary.hk
simplediary.in
simplediary.net.cn
simplediary.org.cn
simplediary.tw

After our initial checking, we found the brand name and these domain names being applied are as same as your company's, so we need to get the confirmation from your company. If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please don't reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 7 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by "Banco Investment Ltd" unconditionally.

Best Regards,

Neil Su
Senior consultant
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UPDATE 09/08/2010!!!
Dear President,

We are the department of Asian Domain registration service in china, have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on August 6, 2010. one company which self-styled "Haitt Investment Co., Ltd" were applying to register "simplediary" as Network Brand and following domain names:

simplediary.asia
simplediary.cn
simplediary.co.in
simplediary.com.cn
simplediary.com.tw
simplediary.hk
simplediary.in
simplediary.net.cn
simplediary.org.cn
simplediary.tw

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 "Haitt Investment Co., Ltd".

Best Regards,

Ben Wong
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Another variation - 11/08/2010
Subject: Network trademarks recognized

Dear CEO/Manager:
We are a network management center, mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On Aug.4 2010 we received a formal application from a local company of your country who is applying to register some domain names with the keyword "YourDomainName" and register it as their internet keyword. After investigation, we find that you are the original user of the keyword. As this refers to your company name or trade mark, and in order to avoid the confusion and dispute on
the internet, we inform you and would like to know your ideas, if you agree about this issue, we will finish the third company's registration, If you don't agree the third company to register, please inform me, looking forward to your reply. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely yours,

Blanche

Auditing Department
Tel: +852-31757930(ext.8002)
Fax: +852-31757932
Email: blanche.granger@apidnet.org
Website: www.apidnr.com.hk
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UPDATE 02/12/2010!!!
Selvatico has just received another variation on the theme..
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Dear CEO,

We are the department of registration service in China. we have something need to confirm with you. We formally received an application on December 1, 2010, One company which self-styled "Pro-Corn USA Corp" are applying to register "simplediary" as brand name and and domain names as below:

simplediary.asia
simplediary.cn
simplediary.com.cn
simplediary.com.hk
simplediary.com.tw
simplediary.hk
simplediary.in
simplediary.tw

After our initial checking, we found the brand name and and these domain names being applied are as same as your company's, so we need to get the confirmation from your company. If the aforesaid company is your business partner or your subsidiary company, please DO NOT reply us, we will approve the application automatically. If you have no any relationship with this company, please contact us within 7 workdays. If out of the deadline, we will approve the application submitted by "Pro-Corn USA Corp" unconditionally.

Best Regards,

Emil Tong
Senior Constant
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Remember: Think BEFORE you buy!!
Unless your company has a specific requirement for an Asian domain, these emails can be simply ignored. Selvatico can always assist with the registration and management of your domains, just contact us for more information.

One way to fight this type of email is to flag it as spam, email providers like HotMail, AOL, Gmail, etc. will eventually mark the sender as a spammer!
Contact Selvatico and we can register almost any domain you require.

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Email: info@selvatico.co.uk
Tel: 020 8133 1196


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