Chinese Domain Name Registration Scams

In the middle of December 2012 an individual in China calling himself simply “John” attempted to scare me into registering the .asia, .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn and .org.cn versions of my website’s address using a Chinese Domain Name Scam. The individual responsible is almost certainly one Pan Xiaohong of Shanghai, who failed to convince me to purchase a single thing from him.

Chinese Domain Name Scams

Too Long; Didn’t Read?

    1. It’s a scam
    2. Delete it
    3. There’s no need to register these domain names through your usual registrar
    4. If you ask your usual registrar they will probably use FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) to encourage you to spend money with them as most registrars are not much better than these scammers

The Long Version…

Here’s an email I received before Christmas from info@ygnetworksit.com:

Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from BaoYuan Ltd on December 17, 2012. They want to register ” squelchdesign ” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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

John
General Manager
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Web: www.ygnetworkit.com

An odd email; Lots of broken English and things that don’t entirely make sense if you know anything about my company, but then it could be from a legitimate source that simply hasn’t taken the time to find out more about the company. I figured it had to be suspect, but gave them the benefit of the doubt to see where this was heading:

Hello John,

I’m not 100% sure I am understanding your question fully. BaoYuan are in no way associated with Squelch Design, today is the first time I heard the name.

Yes there would be a conflict if they go ahead and register squelchdesign.cn; Squelch Design does not actively operate in China, but is happy to accept custom from all over the world. I believe registering a company in China with the same name would cause brand confusion and erosion and, given that I went to great lengths to find a name that was not already in use, and having invested a great deal of time and money into Search Engine Optimisation, registering a similarly named website would be very poor etiquette. As far as I can tell BaoYuan are in the chemical/packing materials industry, so it strikes me as odd that they would want to register “squelchdesign” as a domain.

Many thanks,
Matt Lowe

Three days later I got a response. Not from John, but from Lin JianFa – supposedly an employee of BaoYuan – yet using the address jianfa.lin@yahoo.cn:

Dear Sirs,

Our company has submitted the “squelchdesign ” as CN/Asia domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. John’s approval. We think this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian market. Even though Mr. John advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

Best regards

Lin JianFa

Immediately I smelt a rat, the style of the speech was absolutely identical to John’s, as was the formatting and with similar incorrect usage of punctuation. I’ve seen this before when I baited a Nigerian 419 scammer a few years back. The fact that this employee of the company was using a Yahoo address was just plain wrong. So far they’d set the scene: They’d heavily implied someone was going to take my company name and start using it, creating brand confusion, but they’d not yet presented a way to get money out of me. So, I carried on playing along:

Lin,

I believe that if you persist in using the name squelchdesign.cn you will only confuse my customers and yours, making it more difficult for my customers to find my website. May I ask what services/business your company would be doing with the name?

Many thanks,
Matt Lowe

That was the last I heard from Lin. John, however, did send me more emails:

Dear Matt ,

Based on your company having no relationship with them, we have suggested they should choose another name to avoid this conflict but they insist on this name as CN/Asia domain names (.asia and .cn and .com.cn and .net.cn and .org.cn) and internet keyword on the internet. In our opinion, maybe they do the similar business as your company and register it to promote his company.
According to the domain name registration principle: The domain names and internet keyword which applied based on the international principle are opened to companies as well as individuals. Any companies or individuals have rights to register any domain name and internet keyword which are unregistered. Because your company haven’t registered this name as CN/ASIA domains and internet keyword on the internet, anyone can obtain them by registration. However, in order to avoid this conflict, the trademark or original name owner has priority to make this registration in our audit period. If your company is the original owner of this name and want to register these CN/ASIA domain names (.asia and .cn and .com.cn and .net.cn and .org.cn) and internet keyword to prevent anybody from using them, please inform us. We can send an application form and the price list to you and help you register these within dispute period.

Kind regards

John
General Manager
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Web: www.ygnetworkit.com

Note the good cop/bad cop thing that he has going on with Lin; He’s doing me a favour by telling me they want to encroach on my company’s name.

The guys over at TechRepublic received an incredibly similar email back in 2009. Over at HoaxSlayer other people have reported, pretty much word for word, the exact same emails I have shown here. Even Wikipedia has an article on this scam. But I carried on playing along, curious to see how much he wanted to fleece me for:

Hi John,

How long is the dispute period?

Many thanks,
Matt Lowe

 

Dear Matt ,

The checking time will be over soon, we have not received your reply about the domain name and internet keyword since our last communication. You must know domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So the company has right to register them. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to refuse their application. We aslo suggest this company should change another name but they stick to this name so if your company want to prevent anybody from using these domains, the only way is to register these CN/ASIA domains and internet keyword. In our checking time, your company has first priority to register them. Could you tell us whether your company want to make this application to prevent anybody from using them or not?

Best Regards

John

 

Hi John,

Thanks for the reply. How much would it cost?

Many thanks,
Matt Lowe

And now, the moment of truth:

Dear Matt:

Thanks for your reply. If you would like to protect by yourself and according to our checking progress,
we will send an application blank to you. After you fill in it, you need to send it back to us. When we
received you information we will overrule their application and register for you in one day. And the
registration fee for CN domain is 38.8 USD year, ASIA domain is 36.6 USD per year, internet keyword
is 148 USD per year. If you want to protect yourself, I am very glad to help you. Right now, the checking
is going to the end, please reply in two working days.

Have a nice day .

Best Regards

John

So back in his first email he suggested BaoYuan wanted to register squelchdesign.asia, squelchdesign.cn, squelchdesign.com.cn, squelchdesign.net.cn, squelchdesign.org.cn, and the internet keyword “squelchdesign”. That’s one .asia, four .cn domains, and one Internet keyword. That comes to a total of $339.80 USD or approximately £214.

The moral of the story is if you get an email from China (or anywhere else for that matter) warning you that someone is trying to muscle in on your business’s name, be very careful. Very very careful indeed. Here’s the registration details for the scammer’s company:

pan xiaohong
lichenfang@zjedu.org
tel: 13661529704
fax: 02162961557
shanghaixingqunandanlu
shanghai,shanghai,CN
200010

I’m 99% sure that “John” is a fictitious character and that Pan Xiaohong is in fact the perpetrator. So maybe if you get an email from this John character, maybe try replying with “Hi Pan”, and see what happens? ;) Take care of your businesses guys.


Update 28/08/2013

The comments section below is getting pretty long as more and more people find this blog and send in the emails they received. As such I’m going to try and summarise the information in the comments below.

You might get emails from any of the following companies: YIGUAN, YIGUDNS, YIGUTEK, YGITECH or the domain names www.ygnetworkit.com, www.yiguannetwork.com, www.yigudns.com, www.yigutek.com, www.ygitech.com, www.cnygregistry.net, www.ygregistryltd.net, www.ygasia.org, www.ygcompany.org, pxisp.net or des-registry.org.
They might use one of the following names: John, Jim, Terry Tang, Peter Cheng, James Zhang, Simon Cheng, Gary Zhang, Mika Cao, Lan Du, Lex Ren, Jim Ying, Bill Cheng, Mark Wong or Abby Wang.
They might claim that the company attempting to register the domain is: BaoYuan Ltd, Weisheng company, Weisheng Holdings Ltd, Taisheng Limited, PengCheng Trading Co. Ltd, Huasheng Ltd, Huafeng Ltd or Kenpoco Ltd. Note that some, perhaps even all, of these companies are legitimate Asian companies and the scammers are simply using their names to try and give credibility to their claims.
You might be contacted by someone claiming to be from one of the companies above, usually using a Yahoo or Hotmail email address rather than a legitimate business address: Lin JianFa, Warren Chiou, Darren Chiou or Jiang Zhifa.

If you received an email with slightly different wording or from a different company then please feel free to post it in the comments section below so I can update the blog and we can all stay one step ahead of the scam.

About Matt Lowe

Matt Lowe is a WordPress web designer / developer based in Newbury, Berkshire. After 8 years of doing the nine-to-five for other companies and watching them make the same mistakes over and over he set out in business on his own, forming Squelch Design to help businesses get online and make money.

1,186 comments on “Chinese Domain Name Registration Scams

  1. Hi Matt
    thanks! I also heard from ‘Abby’ today-googled the company she was talking about and got your site. I copy her email below-seems a few people have the same ones.

    Dear Manager,

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from kenpoco Ltd on August 26th, 2013. They want to register “keytomusic” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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,

    Abby Wang

    General Manager
    Anhui Office (Head Office)
    Registration Department Manager
    Room 1008 Shenhui Building
    Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China
    Office: +86 0553 4994789
    Fax: +86 0553 4994789
    web: www . ygcompany . org

    • I received yesterday exactly tha same e-mail as Diana !
      Includig the “claiming” company is the same: kenpoco Ltd !!!
      In fact, I found this helpful blog searching on Google for “kenpoco”.

      Here is the received e-mail:

      Dear Manager,

      (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

      This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from kenpoco Ltd on August 26th, 2013. They want to register “acousticexpert” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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,

      Abby Wang

      General Manager
      Anhui Office (Head Office)
      Registration Department Manager
      Room 1008 Shenhui Building
      Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China
      Office: +86 0553 4994789
      Fax: +86 0553 4994789
      web: www . ygcompany . org

  2. Thank you very much, I got that e-mail as well and googled their e-mail and your blog came up! Thank you very much for writing it!

  3. Thanks Matt! Such a great post. Like most of us, I thought I was pretty savvy when it comes to these types of scams, but SO nearly fell for this one. I think when you spend so much time growing your business the thought of it being compromised somehow can be a scary thought. After the second email I started to feel uneasy and found your article. Thanks again!

    Here’s what I received…

    >GOOD COP:

    From: “Abby Wang”
    Subject: Notice of Internet Intellectual Property
    Date: 21 August 2013 7:38:48 AM SAST
    To: xxxx

    Dear Manager,

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from kenpoco Ltd on August 19th, 2013. They want to register “xxxx” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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,

    Abby Wang

    General Manager
    Anhui Office (Head Office)
    Registration Department Manager
    Room 1008 Shenhui Building
    Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China
    Office: +86 0553 4994789
    Fax: +86 0553 4994789
    web: www . ygcompany . org

    > BAD COP:

    From: “Ye Yun”
    Subject: xxxx domain name
    Date: 22 August 2013 4:22:42 AM SAST
    To: xxxx

    Dear Sirs,

    We are kenpoco Ltd based in Chinese office, our company has submitted the “xxxx” as CN domain name and Internet Trademark, we are waiting for Ms. abby’s approval. We hope your company will not object our application, because this name is very important for our products in Chinese market. We don’t want your company to use this name in China, we believe our company will become the legal owner of this name in China. Even though Ms. abby advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name and permanent registration of this name.

    Best regards

    Ye Yun

    kenpoco Ltd

    > GOOD COP:

    From: “abby”
    Subject: Re: Re: Notice of Internet Intellectual Property
    Date: 23 August 2013 5:09:23 AM SAST
    To: xxxx

    Dear xxxx

    Thanks for email.

    Based on your company having no relationship with them, we have suggested they should choose another name to avoid this conflict but they insist on this name as CN/Asia domain names (.asia/.cn/.com.cn) and internet keyword on the internet. In our opinion, maybe they do the similar business as your company and register it to promote his company.

    You must know Domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. Any companies or individuals have rights to register any domain name and internet keyword which are unregistered. Because your company haven’t registered this name as CN/ASIA domains and internet keyword on the internet, anyone can obtain them by registration. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. However, in order to avoid this conflict, as the owner of the name or trademark, your company will get the priority to make this registration in our audit period. If you think these domain names are useful for your company and want to prevent anybody from using them, please inform us. We can send an application form and the price list to you and help you register these CN/ASIA domain names (.asia/.cn/.com.cn/) and internet keyword within dispute period.

    Kind regards.

    Abby Wang

  4. Just got this email
    :
    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on August 26, 2013 that a company claimed “Herr Investment Ltd” were applying to register “revivalmusicfest” as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.

    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 would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Herr Investment Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,
    Gavin Hai
    Tel:+86(0551)63434624 | Fax:+86(0551)63434924
    Add:MaAnShan Road 688, Hefei, Anhui, China

    Thanks to a Google search which lead me to this website, I’ve been spared the time to deal with this. Much appreciated!

  5. I’ve had 2 emails in 2 days. 1st was from a Abby Wang as follows:
    Dear Manager,

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from kenpoco Ltd on August 26th, 2013. They want to register “anjeveerbeagles” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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,

    Abby Wang
    I replied with: Hi Abby,

    Anjeveer is a kennel name I originally registered with the UK Kennel Club and I also have the URL registered web name of http://www.anjeveerbeagles.me.uk

    I have no connections with any business in China/Asia. My domain name is registered with Nominet.

    Regards,

    Graham Reeve.
    Today I received: Dear Sirs,

    We are kenpoco Ltd based in Chinese office, our company has submitted the “anjeveerbeagles” as CN domain name and Internet Trademark, we are waiting for Ms. abby’s approval. We hope your company will not object our application, because this name is very important for our products in Chinese market. We don’t want your company to use this name in China, we believe our company will become the legal owner of this name in China. Even though Ms. abby advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name and permanent registration of this name.

    Best regards

    Ye Yun

    I haven’t replied yet.

    • Kenpoco Ltd are a busy bunch if you’re to believe all of these emails from all of these domain registrars! They have fingers in oh so many pies, beagles must just be their next market break-through!

      In all seriousness though, just ignore the emails.

  6. Matt – you`re a star. Just confirmed my belief in this scam. I have played along and it`s the same format. Jim Gong was the initial e-mailer asking me to protect my domain. I mailed him back offering his client to offer me a price for my domain. A certain Jiang Zhifa came back with the “I will persist” bulls**t – I kept playing along for the : “so what`s it going to cost me”…. £1049.40 for the domains + an outrageous amount per year for the internet keyword per domain – so thousands.
    Small or large Companies out there – your .COM is yours. It is protected and beware of these scams….Thanks again Matt for the confirmation – Regards Terry

  7. Hi Matt
    I received this today. Thanks to your website & other google searches I found out it is a SCAM. Here is a copy of the email (I deleted the domain names…) which i received from
    daniel.chang@cnnetpro.com
    Thanks & kind regards, Marion

    Dear Manager,
    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    We are a Network Solutions Service Company which is the Inernet Brand and domain name registration in China. Here we have something to confirm with you. We received a formal application on 30/08/2013. A company named “Alcatel Globle Co. Ltd.” was applying to register “xresort” as its Brand name and the following domain names:

    xresort.asia
    xresort.cn
    x.com.cn
    xresort.com.tw
    xresort.hk
    xresort.net.cn
    xresort.org.cn
    xresort.tw

    After our initial checking, we found the names were similar to your company’s, so we need to check with you whether “Alcatel Globle Co. Ltd.” has any relationship with you and whether the registration of the listed domains by “Alcatel Globle Co. Ltd.” would bring any impact on you. If no impact on you, we will go on with the registration at once. If you have no relationship with that company and the registration would bring some impact on you, please inform us within 10 workdays.Out of the time prescribed we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Alcatel Globle Co. Ltd.”

    Please contact us in time in order that we can handle this issue better.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel Chang
    Auditing Department.
    Registration Department Manager
    4/F,No.9 XingHui West Street,

    JinNiu ChenDu, China

    Office: +86 2887662861

    Fax: +86 2887783286

    Web: http:// www . cnnetpro . com

    Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.

  8. This is just another example I received today.

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 3,2013 that a company which self-styled “L C K Holdings Co., Ltd.” were applying to register “medicalservicesuk” as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.
    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. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “L C K Holdings Co., Ltd.”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Eric Yao
    Senior Consultant
    Tel:+86.(0551)63495334
    Fax:+86.(0551)63495344
    Address:WangJiang East Road 20, Hefei, Anhui, China

  9. I got exactly the same 3 messages from mr. Jim and Jiang zhifa.
    Thanks so much for explaining theire doings.

  10. second of these we’ve received

    (Letter to the President or Brand Owner, thanks)
    Dear President,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on September 02, 2013 that a company which self-styled “SHVS Investment Ltd” were applying to register “neuravi” as their Brand Name and some domain names through our firm.
    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 “SHVS Investment Ltd”.Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best Regards,
    Bill Gao
    Tel:+86.055163495334
    Fax:+86.055163495344
    Address:MaAnShan Anhui, ChinaRoad 700, Hefei,

  11. Another one, sent in via email:

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO,thanks.)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. We are the auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization in China. We formally received an online application on September 9,2013, that a company claimed “DAXI Int’l Co., Ltd” were applying to register “[brandname]” as their Brand Name and some “[brandname]” Asian countries top-level domain names. Now we are handling this registration,after our audit department checking,we found this is conflict with your company’s domain name and trade name.

    According to the registration principle in China,we will audit every application of our customer in order to avoid the conflict of the intellectual property. You are the original trademark owner,so I am sending you this E-mail to check if your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you have authorized this,we will finish the registration at once,otherwise,pls inform me ASAP.

    Our time limit for dissent application is 7 workdays. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for that company,so please contact us as soon as possible. Have a beautiful day.

    Best Regards,

    Kane Han (Mr.)
    Senior Consultant

    Tel: +86-551-6349 5334
    Fax: +86-551-6349 5334
    Web: http :// www . daisl . org
    Add: HuiZhou Ave. 856, Hefei, Anhui, CN

  12. I received this today now seeking Mr JIMS approval!! These guys amaze me with their persistance, they never give up.

    jiangzhifa [zhifa_jiang@hotmail.com]

    Dear Sirs,

    Our company based in chinese office, our company has submitted the “baldwincartwright ” as CN/Asia/Hk domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. Jim’s approval. We think this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian and Hongkong market. Even though Mr. Jim advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Jiang zhifa

  13. From: Peter Cheng
    To:
    Sent: Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:52 PM
    Subject: nubian-pageants domain and keyword in CN

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Sep 5, 2013, we received an application from Huajing Ltd requested “nubian-pageants” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards
    Peter Cheng

    ***************************************************

    Peter Cheng
    General Manager
    YIGUAN (Headquarters)
    3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
    Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
    Tel: +86-21-6191-8696
    Mobile: +86-182-2195-1605
    Fax: +86-21-6191-8697
    Web: www . yiguannetwork . cn
    =======

    I knew it was a scam, and I let the parties it with a reminder that their IP address(es)are being monitored. I’m sure they won’t write me again. Oh yes, I mentioned also mentioned: “They should get a life.”

  14. From my extended reply to them I don’t think they will contact me again…

    George Rainey, CFE, CISSP Retired

  15. Many thanks Matt! Good job you did with these swindlers!

    I have had the same letters

    As far as I know the Chinese criminal legislation is very rigid.
    Probably a community could send all letters from swindlers and comments from your site to some police body?

    Best regards, Vitaly

  16. I’ve got the same letter few days before and a response yesterday.

    Dear Manager,
    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)
    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China.
    We received an application from Huaxiang Ltd on September 7, 2013. They want to register ” sonnenfell ” as their Internet Keyword and ” sonnenfell .cn “、” sonnenfell .com.cn ” 、” sonnenfell .net.cn “、” sonnenfell .org.cn ” domain names etc.., they are in China domain names. But after checking it, we find “sonnenfell ” 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,
    Jim
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
    Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
    Tel: +86 216191 8696
    Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
    Fax: +86 216191 8697
    Web: www . ygregistry . cn

    —–

    Dear Sirs,

    Our company based in chinese office, our company has submitted the “sonnenfell” as CN/Asia/Hk domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. Jim’s approval. We think this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian and Hongkong market. Even though Mr. Jim advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Jiang zhifa

  17. Hi Matt,

    thanks for documenting this here. I was also contacted and would like to share the e-mail messages for further documentation:

    +++ 1st e-mail +++

    Dear Manager,

    (If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China and Asia. We received an application from Huafeng Ltd on August 19, 2013. They want to register ” oliverbiederbeck ” as their internet keyword and China/Asia/Hongkong (CN/ASIA/HK) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name 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,

    Jim
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
    Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
    Tel: +86 216191 8696
    Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
    Fax: +86 216191 8697
    Web: www . ygregistryltd . net

    +++ 2nd e-mail +++

    Dear Sirs,

    Our company based in chinese office, our company has submitted the ” oliverbiederbeck ” as CN/Asia/Hk domain name and Internet Keyword, we are waiting for Mr. Jim’s approval. We think this name is very important for our products in Chinese and Asian and Hongkong market. Even though Mr. Jim advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Jiang zhifa

    Cheers
    Oliver

  18. From kane Han

    (Letter to Head of Brand Business or CEO,thanks.)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is a formal email. We are the auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization in China. We formally received an online application on September 16,2013, that a company claimed “DXB Int’l Co., Ltd” were applying to register “oddiofile” as their Brand Name and some “oddiofile” Asian countries top-level domain names. Now we are handling this registration,after our audit department checking,we found this is conflict with your company’s domain name and trade name.

    According to the registration principle in China,we will audit every application of our customer in order to avoid the conflict of the intellectual property. You are the original trademark owner,so I am sending you this E-mail to check if your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you have authorized this,we will finish the registration at once,otherwise,pls inform me ASAP.

    Our time limit for dissent application is 7 workdays. Out of the time limit we will unconditionally finish the registration for that company,so please contact us as soon as possible. Have a beautiful day.

    Best Regards,

    Kane Han (Mr.)
    Senior Consultant

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