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Thursday, 3 May 2012

tsnet-china.com / "Klver Industrial Co. Ltd" domain scam.

This domain scam has been around for years..

From:     jeff jeff@tsnet-china.com
To:   
Date:     3 May 2012 10:02
Subject:     Regarding " dynamoo " Dispute

(If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to your President or appropriate person, thanks)

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 May 2, 2012. One company which self-styled "Klver Industrial Co. Ltd" were applying to register "dynamoo" as Network Brand and following domain names:

 dynamoo.asia 
 dynamoo.cn 
 dynamoo.com.cn 
 dynamoo.com.tw 
 dynamoo.hk 
 dynamoo.in 
 dynamoo.net.cn 
 dynamoo.org.cn 
 dynamoo.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 "Klver Industrial Co. Ltd".

Best Regards,
                                   
Jeff  Yang
Registration Dept.

Tel: +862885915586  ||  Fax: +862885912116
Address:8/F XiYu building No,52 JinDun Road,QingYang District,Chengdu City,China.

The idea here is to panic the domain owner into registering a bunch of worthless domains. Do I really care if someone registers a bunch of Asian domain names (sub of which are on really crappy second level domains)? No, I don't. And neither should you.

Here's the thing: domain registrars for common domains* like this DO NOT carry out these checks. It isn't their responsibility. In reality, they will NOT contact you prior to registration. There is almost definitely no company interested in buying these domains. And remember, there are hundreds of top-level domains.. you could spend a LOT of money securing worthless variations for no reason.

Give this one a wide berth. If you really do want to find a registrar for additional domains, shop around to find a reliable and inexpensive registrar rather than dealing with spammers.

* some "sunrise" registrations for new top-level domains do check trademark ownership when they are launched.

1 comment:

Tod Lackey said...

Good info. Thank you!