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Old 08-03-2011, 01:17 AM
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A strange email


Hello I have received this email this morning

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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 and Asia.
On August 1st 2011, We received Tianhua Ltd's application that they are registering the name " f1zone " as their Internet Keyword and " f1zone .cn "、" f1zone .com.cn " 、" f1zone .asia "domain names etc.., It is China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Best Regards,

I removed his contact name..

What's that? Is it a scam so I register these domains?

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:19 AM
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I've seen customers of mine receive variants of that email with different URLs to buy the domain from. It appears to be a scare tactic to get you to buy the domain. None of my customers who received these emails ever had a .cn or .asia version of their domain purchased.

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:03 AM
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Hello Red wolf 6.

We get these on a daily basis and it's a scam. Simply trash them

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:09 AM
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Seems legit to me. I get these emails all the time. Same with the Nigerian prince who wants to give me millions of dollars.

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Old 08-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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Its a scam

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Old 08-04-2011, 03:27 AM
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pure scare tactic to get new registrations; also you would be unable to register one of those .CN-domains without having a local presence in China..

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Old 08-04-2011, 04:07 AM
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Thanks guys I deleted the email.

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Old 08-04-2011, 04:56 AM
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Thanks guys I deleted the email.
Great work, make sure you follow this simple rule or neglecting and not responding to such emails. (Unless you're actually associated with the products in question )

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:36 PM
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scam, nothing more nothing less...

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Old 08-05-2011, 02:27 AM
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I think this may be also some type of spam. check it once

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:52 AM
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That's spam, don't pay attention to that.

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