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.

1,181 comments on “Chinese Domain Name Registration Scams

  1. Hello, we have received one of these e-mails as well yesterday!

    De: Lawrence Chen [mailto:lawrence@qtos.org.cn]
    Enviada: 14 de fevereiro de 2017 06:45
    Para: geral@dantascorreialeitao.com
    Assunto: dantascorreialeitao

    The issue is closely related to your company name “dantascorreialeitao”,please forward it to your company’s top management. Thanks!
    Dear President&CEO,
    We are the organization specializing in network consulting and registration authorized by Chinese government. On February 13. 2017,a applicant named Mr. Kenneth Zhou from KAT Technologies Co., Ltd wants to record and register the brand name dantascorreialeitao and some domains by our office.
    After our preliminary review and verification,we find KAT Technologies Co., Ltd has nothing to do with your company. But If you have permitted this company to apply these names, or you think the application will not damage the interests of your company,please allow us to fulfill all the registration for KAT Technologies Co., Ltd. If you against the company’s application,please let me know by email ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Lawrence Chen
    Manager of Registration department
    Address:No. 68 FuNan Road,Hefei 230000,China
    Tel: (+86) 0739-5266069
    Fax:(+86) 0739-5266069

  2. Looks like I have either a new variant of the scam or someone else trying the same thing.
    Email wasn’t from a gmail/yahoo account (vincent.Z@cn-nic.com), and the company name is now cnnetwork.org.

    Dear Manager,

    This email is from China domain name registration solution, Today, We received a formal application from “GuangZhou Sunny Import & Export Co Ltd.” They want to register “myCompanyHidden ” as its Network Brand and the following domain names (.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn/.hk/.com.tw/.tw).
    But after checking it, We found the name is same as your used name. 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.
    Please contact us in time in order tsolve this promptly.

    Best Regards,

    Vincent Zhao/赵远文
    Auditing Department.
    Registration Department Manager
    4/F,No.9 XingHui West Street,
    JinNiu ChenDu, China
    Tell: +86 28 8768 0633

    ————-
    Thanks for this post!

  3. I have received a very similar email today. (For privacy I replaced my company name as well)

    From: Even Zhang (evan@e-sol.org.cn)

    This is a confirmation letter regarding registration of your company name (My Company Name), please read it carefully.

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from “Essen Corporation International Ltd” applying to register futurecrafter as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK .JP .KR .TW .ASIA etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards,
    Evan Zhang
    Tel: +86.7395215980 Fax:+86.7395215981
    Address: 36 BeiJing Road Hefei 230001 China
    www . e-sol-org . cn

    • Thanks for the peace of mind. Just received one of these emails and after looking at the comments noticed it is almost a word for word perfect match with your one. Glad I didn’t take it too seriously (The fact his name was Bruce Lee was the most obvious giveaway :P), here it is:

      Dear CEO or General Manager,

      This is a letter to confirm the registration of your company name [Company Name], please read it carefully.

      We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, our center received an application from OUWT International Ltd applying to register [Company Name] as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.

      We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

      Best Regards,
      Bruce Lee
      Tel:0086.(0)551.63491 193
      Fax:0086.(0)551.63491 192
      No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

  4. Here’s the one I got
    ===========
    subject: Notice of Internet Intellectual Property

    Abby Wang reported 2 days ago (Fri, 17 Feb at 1:46 PM) via Email
    To:
    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 Yeder Holdings Ltd on February 15th, 2017. They want to register “xxx” 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 . cnandcn . com . cn

    —————-
    Ye Yun reported a day ago (Sat, 18 Feb at 11:20 PM) via Email
    To: support
    Dear Sirs,

    We are Yeder Holdings Ltd based in Chinese office, our company has submitted the “xxx” as CN domain name and Internet Keyword, 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

    Yeder Holdings Ltd

    ——————

    Dear Manager:

    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

    ————————-

    Dear Manager:

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    According your needs, now I send your company the application to fill in (PDF format).On the form,I list the registration period and cost,please check the attachment. When you get the form,please finish the form 1-2 Working days and send us back,we will use the form to object the company’s application and help your company protect these names at the same time.
    When you finish the form,please send me back by e-mail. Thanks!

    Best regards

    Abby Wang

  5. (Please forward this to your CEO or President, because this is urgent. Thank you.)

    Dear President & CEO,

    Today, we received the commission information sent by the domain name service agency, the specific is as follows: “Aicte Ltd” submitted an application on February 20, 2017. They want to register “” as Network Brand on the Internet and some domain names such as .CN/.TW/.HK, etc.

    The application for registration is just handled by our company. We found this brand still have not apply for domain names registration in China, Hongkong and other areas. I don’t know if your company authorized this company to apply for registration of these domain names, and whether this application will bring negative influence to your company. If not, we will notify the domain name service agency to deal with this matter. If there is an impact, we can help you solve this matter. Have any questions, please reply in time. Thank you. Have a nice day.

    Best Regards,

    Vince Lee

    Senior Consultant Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | No.8-8018, Peace
    Building, Jinhu District, Wuhu City, China
    Tel: 0086-5538-366231 | Fax: 0086-5538-366231
    Web: www . tomitt . org

  6. Thanks for posting this. We just received a very similar email yesterday. I suspected it was a scam, but thanks to a quick Google search and your article, I was able to confirm it.

    From: ds@totoreg.org.cn

    Dear Manager,

    Regarding registration of your company name, hereby send the confirmation letter, please read it carefully.

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from TranTing Trade Company and they apply to register as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? If you don’t authorize them, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards

    Donna Su | Service & Operations Manager

    China Registry (head office)
    Tel:0086-553-8366231
    Fax:0086-553-8366231
    Address:No.8-8018, Peace Building, Jinghu District, Wuhu City, China
    web: www . tomitt . org

    This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may contain information that is exempt from disclosure by law and subject to copyright. If you have received this message in error, please let me know and delete it.
    P please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

    ————————————————

    My colleague replied and we received this response:

    Thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of “TranTing Trade Company”, we checked and found “****” is your company’s using name and brand. We are concerned that your brand name might be affected negatively by their applications, this is why we informed you. Following Brand Name and domain names are applied by “TranTing Trade Company”:

    Brand Name: ****
    Domain Names:
    “****.in
    ****.co.in
    ****.com.cn
    ****.net.cn
    ****.org.cn
    ****.cn.com
    ****.com.hk
    ****.hk
    ****.com.tw
    ****.tw
    ****.中国”

    You know that the domain names registration is open in the world, “TranTing Trade Company” also has the right to apply for the available domain names. You only have the preferential rights to register them.We are not very clear about why the company wants to register these domain names, either. But according to our work experience, either they just invest in these domain names. Just like a company named Beijing national network information LLC registered google.cn &google.com.cn in 2005, and then they made lots of return from these two domain names. (Google Company failed to make a arbitration and paid 1 million USD dollars to redeem the two domain names.) Or they are just your trade, and confuse your clients to make profit.

    At present, we haven’t passed their application, we need your opinion. If your company considers these names are important to your company’s business or interests, I suggest that your company register these names first, so as to avoid confusion or speculation. Of course, If you don’t want to protect your intellectual property rights, then my suggestion is your company give up these names, so that we can finish registering for them as per our duty. In order to handle this issue better, please give me your company’s decision as soon as possible .
    have a nice day.

    Best Regards,
    Donna Su | Service & Operations Manager

  7. Received this email early this moring.

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am grateful for you checking this letter out. We are a Chinese domain registrar. Recently, we received the registration request from Tracy Yin International applying to register theguesthousehotel brand and domain names(cn hk etc), which have same main body as your company’s name. We send this letter to confirm with your company whether or not you authorize them to register those names. Please give me your thoughts ASAP so as to let us carry on, Thanks.

    Best Regards
    Jackson Chung
    Tel:0086.(0)551.63491 193
    Fax:0086.(0)551.63491 192
    No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

  8. Dear Sir/Madam,
    This is a registration agency, we are responsible for registering domain names and brand name. Our center received an application from Gyang International Ltd and they apply to register xxxxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.
    We are handling the application form and confirming with you if you authorize them or not ? If you don’t authorize them, please give me an reply.Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards

    Gene Tang
    Tel: 0086.(0)551. 63491 193
    Fax: 0086.(0)551. 63491 192
    Address:No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

    • Got 2 from this address this week.
      Dear Sir or Madam,

      This is a letter regarding the authorization of domain and brand names of your company, please take it seriously. We are a Chinese registrar for domain and brand names. The registration request has been received by our company from BTDP Global Ltd applying to register xxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of those names is the same as yours after our initial checking.

      We are handling the request and needing to confirm whether or not your company authorizes the 3rd party company to register them ASAP. Please let me know your opinions so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

  9. Dear Janey,

    Thanks for your confirmation. As soon as receiving the application of that company, we checked and found janeymack is your company’s using name. We are concerned that your name might be affected negatively by their applications, this is why we informed you. Following brand name and domain names are applied by that company:
    Brand name:
    janeymack
    Domain names:
    janeymack.asia
    janeymack.cn
    janeymack.com.cn
    janeymack.com.hk
    janeymack.com.tw
    janeymack.hk
    janeymack.net.cn
    janeymack.org.cn
    janeymack.tw
    You know that the domain names registration is open in the world, that company also has the right to apply for the available domain names. You only have the preferential rights to register them.

    At present, we haven’t passed their application, we need your opinion. If your company consider these names of importance to your company’s business or interest, i suggest that your company register these names first so as to avoid confusion or speculation. Of course, If you don’t think their application will affect your company in the future, you can give up these names so that we can finish registering for them. Please give me your company’s decision as soon as possible.

    Best regards,

    Bryan Yang
    Tel:0086.(0)551.63491 193
    Fax:0086.(0)551.63491 192
    Address:No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

  10. Thank you for this useful post. I wasn’t sure if this was bogus or genuine.
    This is what I received. Text in square parentheses is mine , eg [removed] and ###### is my editing-out of personal information.

    Cheers for helping me avoid a time (and money)-waster!
    Andrew

    ——– Forwarded Message ——–
    Subject: [removed] CN domain and keyword
    Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:25:29 +0800
    From: Alex Qin
    To: [removed]

    Dear Manager,

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks!)
    This is Alex Qin, Senior Manager of Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On February 27th,2017, we received an application from Ruidong Holdings Ltd requested “act-surfaces” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names(#######.cn/ ########.com.cn/ #######.net.cn/ #########.org.cn). 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 business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Alex
    ……………………………………
    Alex Qin |Senior Manager |CNAME (Headquarters)
    8008, Tianan Building, No. 1399 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200120, China
    Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Mobile: +86-1377-4400-340 Fax:+86-21-6191-8697
    Click Here to visit our Website [this links to http:// www .cname . org . cn ]

  11. Dear Manager,

    Regarding registration of your company name striiv, hereby send the confirmation letter, please read it carefully.

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from CanPon Company and they apply to register striiv as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? If you don’t authorize them, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Don Lu | Service & Operations Manager

  12. Thanks for posting this.

    Today I had a similar email claiming to be from alex.qin@cname.org.cn which looked suspect, and clearly it is. Here’s the mail I got:

    Dear Manager,

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks!)
    This is Alex Qin, Senior Manager of Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On February 27th,2017, we received an application from Ruidong Holdings Ltd requested “affordable-leather” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names(affordable-leather.cn/ affordable-leather.com.cn/ affordable-leather.net.cn/ affordable-leather.org.cn). 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 business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Alex
    ……………………………………
    Alex Qin |Senior Manager |CNAME (Headquarters)
    8008, Tianan Building, No. 1399 Jinqiao Road, Shanghai 200120, China
    Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Mobile: +86-1377-4400-340 Fax:+86-21-6191-8697
    Click Here to visit our Website

  13. Here’s a slightly different one. They have a legit-looking website at www . tomitt . org. It’s possible they are a “real” domain company using scare tactics to increase their business. I could find no company called CanPon.

    Dear Manager,
    Regarding registration of your company name *******, hereby send the confirmation letter, please read it carefully.
    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from CanPon Company and they apply to register ******* as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.
    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? If you don’t authorize them, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your reply.
    Best regards,
    Don Lu | Service & Operations Manager

    TOM China Registry (Head Office)
    No. 8-8018, Peace Building, Jinghu District, Wuhu CIty, China
    Tel: 0086-5538-366231 fax: 0086-5538-366231
    Web: www . tomitt . org

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  14. Dear CEO/Principal,

    This is Vince Lee—Senior Consultant of domain name registration and solution center in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on March 2,2017. that a company claimed “Aitel Ltd” were applying to register “XXX” as their Network Brand and some “XXX” Asian countries top-level domain names(in/hk/tw/etc) and China (CN) 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 “Aitel Ltd”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    (This is a very important case, so please transfer this email to your CEO or Principal. Thanks a lot.)

    Best Regards,

    Vince Lee

    Senior Consultant Manager

  15. SKOTTI USA – We got ours 2/9/17. Thanks!

    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 Guider Holdings Ltd on February 3rd, 2017. They want to register “skottiusa” 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 . cnandcn . com . cn

  16. Hello from Australia!
    I won’t reproduce the email, but yes, I got one too! Thanks for this post that confirms that it IS in fact Spam/Junk/Scam.
    DELETE!

    Anna

  17. Just got similar request from iqcs-ip.com.cn , same postal address as some other requests in the comments

    Dear sir or madam,

    We are a registrar for domain names authorized by Chinese government. Today, we received an application from Gths International ltd applying to register xxxxx as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our initail checking, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours.

    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your positon ASAP so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Frank Wu
    Tel: 0086.(0)551. 63491 193
    Fax: 0086.(0)551. 63491 192
    Address:No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

  18. Dear Mr./Ms.,
    We are a service agency for registering domain names. Today, our center received an application from Avic Sky Ltd. They apply to register rave as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the main body of domain names is same as your used name. We are not sure about the relationship between you and this company.
    Now, we are processing this application. We need to confirm whether this company is authorized by your company. Please let me know as soon as possible in order that we can deal with this problem timely. We await your prompt reply.
    Best Regards
    Christian Lau
    Tel:+86-551 634911 93
    Fax:+86-551 634911 92
    No.6 Building,Wanda Square,Dongliu Road,Hefei China

  19. Warren Wang
    to: {****}
    date: 27 February 2017 at 00:56
    subject: {***}

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am grateful for you checking this letter out. We are a Chinese domain registrar. Recently, we received the registration request from Hudds International Limited applying to register [****} brand and domain names(cn hk etc), which have same main body as your company’s name. We send this letter to confirm with your company whether or not you authorize them to register those names. Please give me your thoughts ASAP so as to let us carry on, Thanks.

    Best regards,

    Warren Wang
    Tel:0086.(0)551.63491 193
    Fax:0086.(0)551.63491 192
    Address:No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

  20. Dear Manager,

    Regarding registration of your company name moderneducationfamilychildcare, hereby send the confirmation letter, please read it carefully.

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from CanPon Company and they apply to register moderneducationfamilychildcare as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of domain names is same as your company name. I am not sure about the relationship between you and them. Please tell me whether or not your company authorizes them to register names.

    We are dealing with the application and we need to confirm whether you have authorized them? If you don’t authorize them, please reply me an e-mail. Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Don Lu | Service & Operations Manager

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