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In This Morning’s Inbox: Clever Domain Name Spam

I found this waiting for me in my inbox this morning.  Fun!

Dear CEO,

We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

We received a formal application from a company called “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” applying to register

Internet  trademark:

Miproconsulting

Domain names:
miproconsulting.asia
miproconsulting.biz
miproconsulting.cc
miproconsulting.cn
miproconsulting.com.cn
miproconsulting.com.tw
miproconsulting.hk
miproconsulting.net.cn
miproconsulting.org.cn
miproconsulting.tw

in China and also in Asia on Jun. 23. 2008.

During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company,  we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of  sa-lar yun Investment Corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Hayee
Auditing Department
SK Holdings, Ltd.

This is clever and it took a bit of time to figure out the pathology.  But there is one, and it’s interesting.

This approach is obviously personalized to the owner/manager of a commercial Internet brand and hints at risk to our online trademark (miproconsulting) due to a foreign application being made for our trademark name in country-specific flavors (.asia, .biz, .cc, .cn, .com. cn., .hk, etc.).  Being the nice foreign domain registrar they are, the sender of this message, SK Holdings, is asking us if we want to do business with them and secure all of the miproconsulting variants listed below so that we can protect our Internet brand from this foreign applicant.

Isn’t it nice that someone halfway across the globe is looking out for our best interests?  Makes me want to do business with them right away.

There are many versions of this floating around the web, most of which have Chinese senders.  Seems they’re really advancing their pretexting game.  Hooray.

If you’ve stumbled across this yourself, paste a copy of the email you received in the comments.  Like other spam of this ilk, there are likely countless variants out there.

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  6. IT Support says:

    I received this email this morning. I am sure this must worry a few people.

    Dear CEO,

    We have something important to confirm with your company.
    On the Nov 10, 2008, we received an application formally from one company named “AnLan international Holdings Ltd” who applied for the Internet trademark: “computersupport” and some domain names relevant to this trademark from our organization.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it, so we hope to get assistant from your company.

    Considering this issue will relate to your intellectual property, now we have not finished the registration of AnLan company yet,in order to deal with this issue better,Please forward this email to the person who can be in charge and contact us in time.Thank you!

    Best Regards,

    Camille

    Auditing Department

  7. Simon says:

    Hello everyone.

    We received this (the second such email in the past few months) the other day for your information.

    Many thanks and regards

    Simon

    —– Original Message —–
    From: “jane” jane@bestweb-service.org
    To: “simon” simon@iauctionshop.co.uk
    Sent: Thu 30/10/08 03:35
    Subject: Fwd: Re: Iauctionshop-Notice Of Internet intellectual property right (TO Principal)
    Dear Principal,
    Are you the owner of the trademark “iauctionshop”, please?We have
    something important need to confirm with your company.On the October
    29, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named
    “Sine international Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following
    Domain names: iauctionshop.asia
    iauctionshop.biz
    iauctionshop.cc
    iauctionshop.hk
    iauctionshop.in
    iauctionshop.tw
    iauctionshop.com.cn Internet trademark: Iauctionshop through our
    body. After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and
    domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s
    name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not
    know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these
    domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Sine
    international Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue
    better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
    Best Regards, Jane Auditing Department
    ————————-
    Tel: 00852-9566-0496/00852-9566-0489 Fax: 00852-82261011
    Email:jane@bestweb-service.org Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    ————————-
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the
    mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in
    Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application
    from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to
    notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for
    any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor
    patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can
    understand.thank you.

  8. This one actually made me think for about 15 seconds. However, with the easy access to information which blogs like this provide, all you have to do is search the subject line in the SE of your choice to find out it’s spam. “Intellectual property rights (TO”. Thanks for the post.

  9. This blog Is very informative , I am really pleased to post my comment on this blog . It helped me with ocean of knowledge so I really believe you will do much better in the future . Good job web master .

  10. Dan Lyons says:

    Good job sniffing this out! It smelled fishy, but one never knows.

    Dear Principal,

    Are you the owner of the trademark “lyonscoffee”, please?We have something important need to confirm with your company.On the October 28, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Sine international Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    lyonscoffee.asia
    lyonscoffee.cc
    lyonscoffee.cn
    lyonscoffee.hk
    lyonscoffee.in
    lyonscoffee.tw
    lyonscoffee.com.cn

    Internet trademark:
    Lyonscoffee

    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Sine international Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Jane

    Auditing Department

    ——————————————————————————–

    Tel: 00852-9566-0496/00852-9566-0489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Email:jane@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    ——————————————————————————–

    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  11. Dear Madam or Sir,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “Yuantai Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark:

    juddwire

    The domain names:
    juddwire.asia
    juddwire.com.hk
    juddwire.com.tw
    juddwire.hk
    juddwire.info
    juddwire.tw

    OnOct 26. 2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Yuantai Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Merry Wang
    ——————————————————-

    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: www. bestweb-service.net

    This is a letter for confirmation.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. Thanks for your cooperation.

  12. sales says:

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.
    We have something important on intellectual property right need to
    confirm with your company.
    On Oct 21, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named
    “Tianchuang Holdings Limited” wanted to register the following domain
    names:
    spyville.eu
    spyville.asia
    spyville.in
    spyville.sg
    spyville.it
    and Internet brand:spyville

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’
    keyword is identical with your trademark.
    I wonder whether you consigned Tianchuang company to register these
    domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If
    you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase
    these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not
    proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the
    principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Steve

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: steve@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  13. Tanya says:

    Our letter was the same subject and content as Shannon.

    Thanks for putting this out there to help others STOP this.

  14. shannon says:

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “QianKun Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark Keyword:
    Bonnybabies

    The domain names:
    bonnybabies.asia
    bonnybabies.cn
    bonnybabies.com.cn
    bonnybabies.hk
    bonnybabies.in
    bonnybabies.mobi
    bonnybabies.tw
    bonnybabies.us

    On Oct 21.2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “QianKun Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Brian
    ——————————————————-

    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  15. Daniel says:

    We received the same type of email today. Scary, but pretty easy to find information about thanks to among others this blog. =)

  16. mark says:

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company. On Oct 20, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Spaqe International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register the following domain names:
    .asia
    .com.hk
    .com.tw
    .hk
    .net.cn
    .tw
    .us
    ixxo.jp
    ixxo.it
    and Internet brand:
    through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned Spine company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Marry

  17. So glad I’m ‘not alone in this. I even responded nicely to Mabel!!
    *****
    Dear MegWeaves,
    Thank you for your letters in reply
    Are you sure that you have no relation with Tinya Holdings Ltd? If so, the Tinya Holdings Ltd may register these domain names compete first.
    Just because of your registered trademark, so we inform of your company.But the domain namesregistration is open in the world. This is international domain name registration principle.We are only a domain name registration organization in China, We have no right to prevent other people’s registration.So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest. As the company whose trademarks relate to the applied domains, you will get the priority to register these domain names and Internet brand name. If you think these domain names and Internet brand name are useful for you, we can send an application form to you and help you register these within dispute period. If you don’t think their application
    will affect your benefit, we will pass their application. There is a time limit. Pls let us know your decision soon.
    For example, google.com.cn & google.cn had been registered by other company. And Google had paid 1 million dollars to get the two domain names back.
    According to the rule, Tinya Holdings Limited company has right to register these domain names and Internet brand name. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. So required by China government to inform your company to protect your interest. As the company whose trademarks relate to the applied domains, you will get the priority to register these domain names and Internet brand name.
    Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible. If any question, do not hesitate to contact me.

    Best regards,
    Mabel

    ________________________________________
    mabel
    2008-10-20
    ________________________________________
    发件人: MegWeaves
    发送时间: 2008-10-20 17:33:17
    收件人: ‘mabel’
    抄送: info@bestweb-service.net
    主题: RE: Property rights of MegWeaves(To Principal)

    Dear Mabel

    Thank you for contacting me.

    I have no knowledge of Tinya Holdings Limited. I have no relationship with them.

    Thank you for tracking me down and contacting me.

    Meg Nakagawa
    http://www.MegWeaves.co.nz & http://www.MegWeaves.blogspot.com

    —–Original Message—–
    From: mabel [mailto:mabel@bestweb-service.org]
    Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 10:24 PM
    To: Info
    Subject: Fw:Property rights of MegWeaves(To Principal)

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.
    On Oct20, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Tinya Holdings Limited” wanted to register the following domain names:
    MegWeaves.com
    MegWeaves.asia
    MegWeaves.tw
    MegWeaves.cn
    MegWeaves.in
    MegWeaves.sg
    and Internet brand: MegWeaves
    through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.
    I wonder whether you consigned Tinya company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever.
    If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Mabel

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: Mabel@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  18. Natasha C. says:

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On October 10th, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Martink International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domains through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Martink company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Martink company applied to our organization.
    Domain name:

    And then the fraudulent e-mail goes on. I was concerned at first, but then the bad grammar and English signalled to me – this was phony. It’s sad there are people and organizations out there that take pleasure in scamming people.

  19. Clark S. says:

    Ours was from “Gary Feng, Auditing Department Director”

    gary.feng@sk-network.org

  20. Anonymous says:

    Here’s another one:

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “YunHao Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark Keyword:

    xxxxx

    The domain names:

    xxxxx.in
    xxxxx.kr
    xxxxx.jp
    xxxxx.ae
    xxxxx.ph
    xxxxx.asia

    On Oct 10. 2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “YunHao Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Winslow

    ——————————————————-

    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: http://www.bestweb-service.net

    This is a letter for confirmation.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. Thanks for your cooperation.

  21. Susan says:

    We just rec’d this one today. Glad you have this thread on your site, as it confirmed my suspicions. Nice to know that a “third world country” is finding their way into “first world country” status in such an illustrious fashion.

    From: merry [mailto:merry@bestweb-service.org]
    Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 9:02 AM
    Subject: XXX Company -Notice Of Internet intellectual property right (To Principal )
    Importance: High

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    We are the department which is in charge of registering Internet intellectual property of Asia. I have something need to confirm with you. We have received an application formally, one company named “Yuanda Investment Limited” applies for

    The Internet Trademark Keyword: XXX

    The domain names:
    XXX.asia
    XXX.cc
    XXX.com.cn
    XXX.com.hk
    XXX.com.tw
    XXX.hk
    XXX.tw

    On Oct 8. 2008. After our initial examination, we found that the internet brand applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we will deal 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 for dissent application is 10 workdays. If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Yuanda Investment Limited.”.

    Best Regards,

    Merry Wang
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: www. bestweb-service.net
    This is a letter for confirmation.If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. Thanks for your cooperation.

  22. EM says:

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On October 8, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Martink International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domains through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Martink company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Martink company applied to our organization.
    Domain name: (omitted)

    ______________________

    Best regards,
    Nicholas Chen
    IT Director
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-9566-0496 00852-9566-0489
    Fax: 00852-8226-1011
    Email:nicholas@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  23. JimS says:

    We got the same thing to our info mailbox.

    Note that the “bestweb-service.net” website actually looks like a legit service consultancy and even has an online application.

    Too bad China wants to assert control over things like what Google can present to their people doing a web search, but won’t assert control over their own peoples’ fraudulent activities.

  24. Duncan says:

    Yup we got the same kind of email – definitely looked odd to me

    ————–

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Oct 7, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “summits International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    xxxxxxx.asia
    xxxxxxx.com.hk
    xxxxxxx.hk
    xxxxxxx.name
    xxxxxxx.net.cn
    xxxxxxx.org.cn
    xxxxxxx.tw
    Internet brand:
    xxxxxxx
    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet brand and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of summits company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Mendy

    Auditing Department (HK)
    Tel: 00852-95660496
    00852-95660489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Mail: mendy@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  25. Torsten says:

    Dear SIG Security,

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Co.,Ltd are applying to register “sigsecurity” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Oct 08, 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things,
    First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Bst Rgs
    Adam
    Registration Commissioner
    Global Domainbox Corp.
    Tel: +0086-10-80747734
    Fax: +0086-10-80747824
    Email: adam@boxs.org.cn
    http://www.boxs.asia

    Confidentiality Statement:
    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

  26. Alex says:

    Received this variant today (“professional Internet consultant organization” concerning “intellectual property” – our company name X’d out.

    Subject: Property rights of XXX(To Principal)

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company. On Oct 6, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Spine International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register the following domain names:
    XXX.asia
    XXX.com.hk
    XXX.com.tw
    XXX.hk
    XXX.name
    XXX.net.cn
    XXX.org.cn
    XXX.tw
    and Internet trademark:copt
    through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned Spine company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Marry

    Auditing Department (HK)
    Tel: 00852-95660496
    00852-95660489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Mail: marry@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  27. Nicole says:

    I received the message today from cinese “Mendy”. So it seems to be only a spam or a way to make money. Thanks for your comments.

  28. Most recent attempt / follow up attempt after getting my Read receipt.. my bad.. shouldn’t have / usually don’t send Read receipts 🙂

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: Sanly [mailto:Sanly@bestweb-service.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:05 AM
    Subject: Re: Read: (mydomainname)—Intellectual Property Rights & Domain Name ( TO CEO )
    Importance: High

    Dear Sir,

    We did not receive your reply until now. I have been helping you in the whole course, but we need your cooperation, We don’t hope the domains be registered under your unknown.So we sent email to inform your company to protect your interest.Do you mean that you want to give up the registration? If so, we will sign the registration agreement with the third party . So please confirm whether you need to reserve your rights. Waiting for your further reply as soon as possible.
    If any question, Please contact us asap.

    Have a nice day !
    ——————————————————————————–
    Sanly
    2008-10-07
    ——————————————————————————–
    发件人: myname
    发送时间: 2008-10-06 21:07:16
    收件人: Sanly
    抄送:
    主题: Read: (mydomain)—Intellectual Property Rights & Domain Name ( TO CEO )

    Your message
    etc…..

  29. Roger says:

    they are sending me this message or varients of it every week

  30. Roger says:

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Oct 6, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Tian Long International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    ecutesting.asia
    ecutesting.cn
    ecutesting.com.cn
    ecutesting.com.tw
    ecutesting.info
    ecutesting.mobi
    ecutesting.net
    ecutesting.tw

    and Internet brand:
    Ecutesting

    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet brand and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of “Tian Long International Holdings Ltd” yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Apair Lee

    Auditing Department (HK Office)
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Mail: apair@bestweb-service.org

  31. I just got this as well.
    Time stamp is: Mon 10/6/2008 8:34 AM

    SMTP header has:
    Received: from mail188.cn4e.com (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
    by mail.mail188.cn4e.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4A139384EF368

    Did a google for “Martink International Holdings”
    or
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Martink+International+Holdings%22
    and found this string.

    Thank you.

  32. Erica Lindstrom-Dake says:

    Just got this too. Glad I opened it and not someone else. I always check these out and was glad to find this site.

    Jeez, isn’t running a business for yourself enough work without this kind of crap?

  33. Chris says:

    We received an initial message, similar to everyone else. I thought it smelled off, and did nothing about it. Then we received this follow-up message, which made me even more suspicious:

    Hi ,

    I wonder if you have received my last email to you. the auditing period is coming soon. If you decide to protect these domain names, pls reply us within 7 workdays. We will send the application form to you to fill in. If you don’t think their application will affect your benefit, we will finish aforesaid company’s registration within 7 workdays. QianKun Company will become the legal owner of these domain names in the world.

    We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute question about intellectual property right and trademark after they succeed in registering.

    If you have any further questions, pls contact us within 7 workdays.

    Best Regards,

    Brian
    —————————————————-
    Tel: 00852 9566 0496 or 00852 9566 0489
    Fax: 00852-8226 1011
    Website: bestweb-service.net

  34. CEO says:

    SAME THING CHECK THIS ONE OUT

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are a professional Internet consultant organization in HongKong.We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company. On Oct 1, 2008, we received an application formally.One company named “Spine International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register the following domain names:
    thermotype.asia
    thermotype.biz
    thermotype.com.hk
    thermotype.hk
    thermotype.mobi
    thermotype.net
    thermotype.tm
    thermotype.tw
    and Internet trademark:thermotype
    through our body.

    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark.I wonder whether you consigned Spine company to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Marry

    Auditing Department (HK)
    Tel: 00852-95660496
    00852-95660489
    Fax: 00852-82261011
    Mail: marry@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net

  35. TV says:

    Dear Principal.

    We are a domain name registration center in HongKong and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On Sep. 29st. 2008, we received a formal application from a company called “Dikos Investment Corporation”applying to register Internet trademark: yaffees

    Domain names:
    yaffees.asia
    yaffees.cn
    yaffees.com.cn
    yaffees.com.hk
    yaffees.hk
    yaffees.in
    yaffees.tw

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Dikos Investment Corporation” has no trade mark, intellectual property, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. In order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who can be in charge contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards.

    Tom Tang

    Auditing Department.
    Tel: +852-9566-0205 +852-9566-0103
    Fax: +852-8226-1055
    Email: Tom.tang@sk-network.org
    Website: http://www.sk-holdings.net
    _________________________

  36. We own a Womens Clothing business in the U.K and we have recieved two of these now. Many thanks for starting this thread it has helped.

    kind regards Joanne Louise

    —–Original Message—–
    From: joanna
    To: jlou
    Sent: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:09
    Subject: Domain name of j-lou

    Dear CEO

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s domain name registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the September 29, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Boouhao International Venture Capital Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:

    j-lou.asia
    j-lou.cn
    j-lou.com.cn
    j-lou.com.hk
    j-lou.com.tw
    j-lou.mobi
    j-lou.net.cn
    j-lou.org.cn
    j-lou.tw
    Internet brand:
    j-lou
    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet brand and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of TengDa company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards
    Joanna Yu
    —————————————————————————————–
    Auditing Department
    Tel: +852 9566 0205 +852 9566 0103
    Fax: +852-82261055
    Email: joanna@sknet.hk
    Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  37. Anonymous says:

    Scary! This message is getting much more coherent and as in previous e-mails, the website listed exists! It is a bogus website, but could give the false impression that they are a real company.

    Hopefully by having so many posts on the miproconsulting site, it will be easy for people to find this scam with just a little effort and avoid respondning to the spam. please leve this thread active for others to find!

    I have replaced our company name with XXXXXXXXXX in the message that we received below:

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Sept 24th 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following
    Internet Trademark: XXXXXXXXXX
    Domain names:
    XXXXXXXXXX.asia
    XXXXXXXXXX.hk
    XXXXXXXXXX.net.cn
    XXXXXXXXXX.org.cn
    XXXXXXXXXX.tw

    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    allen.liu
    Check Domain Name dept.

    SK Holdings Company Ltd
    ——————————————————————–
    T: +00852-9566-0253 00852-8122-6293
    F: +00852-8125-7328 00852-3187-5699
    http://www.sk-holdings.net

  38. Pierfrancesco says:

    Here below another bluff to stay away from.
    Best regards,
    Pierfrancesco Morosini
    —————————————————————————–

    “Dear principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,which mainly deal with international company’s dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On September 23, 2008, we received a formal application.One company named “Lum-group International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register the following domain names:
    euticalsgroup.org.cn
    euticalsgroup.net.cn
    euticalsgroup.hk
    euticalsgroup.com.hk
    euticalsgroup.in
    euticalsgroup.co.in
    euticalsgroup.jp
    euticalsgroup.tw
    euticalsgroup.com.tw
    euticalsgroup.asia
    and Internet brand name:
    Euticalsgroup

    through our entity.
    After our initial examination,we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it.If you don’t know this company,we doubt that they have other aims to register these domain names.Now we have not finished the registration of the Lum-group company yet,If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.”

    Best Regards,

    Solomon Hu

    Auditing Department

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:00852 9566 0253 / 8122 6293
    Fax:00852 9566 0302 / 8125 7328
    Email:solomon@westdns.org
    solomon@asiadnr.com.cn
    Web:www.west-technology.net

  39. Marc EMILE says:

    We received a similar one yesterday. They’re “clever” but we’re not stupid! 🙂

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On September 22th, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Martink International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domains through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Martink company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Martink company applied to our organization.
    Domain name:
    axialis.asia
    axialis.com.hk
    axialis.com.tw
    axialis.hk
    axialis.net.cn
    axialis.org.cn
    axialis.tw
    Internet Trademark:
    Axialis
    ______________________

    Best regards,
    Robert Zhang
    IT Director

    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-9566-0496 00852-9566-0489
    Fax: 00852-8226-1011
    Email:Robert@bestweb-service.org
    Web: http://www.bestweb-service.net/

    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  40. Imitteezep says:

    favorited this one, guy

  41. Duke says:

    We got this message Friday afternoon. I was placed in charge of investigating this for our company. It is a real scam! They hope that the average business will not check to see that it is a scam. Here is what the body of their letter said:

    “This is the last time that we inform you .

    You said you keep your right, but you do not strive for a preferential power to register. We have no other choice. If you give up, we will finish the registration of Yinquan Holdings Limited Company. You will never own the preferential power to register, except your purchase form that company. According to our investigation, That company is your strongly competitor, assigned Yinquan Holdings Limited Company to register these domains. They may point these domain names to some rubbish website or unhealthy web to damage your image. Further your action will delay your time. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute questions about intellectual property right and trade mark after they succeed in registration. we always deal with this domain names for you, but We did not receive your reply until now. You have already wasted much time for me, I think you should apology to me for this things Now please catch the last chance. If you would like to register by yourselves, pls contact us within 3 workdays.

    Best Regards,

    sandy.xia”

  42. Adelin says:

    Wow, lucky that I have read this site. Very information. Initially when my company a similar emails as all else, I was started to panic. I called (TradeMark, Web Designer, Programmer) people and ask if they have heard of “Internet Intellectual Property”. All said “none”.

    I feel more relieve after reading this site. I think everyone should take a group action and put this stupid company and the sender out of action.

    Can anyone advice me on where I can submit a complaint on this SPAM Email?

    Thanx – Adegan@gmail.com

  43. kirbis says:

    solomon [solomon@asiadnr.com.cn]

    Kirbis-Intellectual property rights(To Principal)

    Dear principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,which mainly deal with international company’s dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On September 17, 2008, we received a formal application.One company named “Lum-group International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register the following domain names:
    kirbis.cn
    kirbis.com.cn
    kirbis.org.cn
    kirbis.net.cn
    kirbis.hk
    kirbis.com.hk
    kirbis.in
    kirbis.co.in
    kirbis.jp
    kirbis.tw
    kirbis.com.tw
    kirbis.asia
    and Internet brand name:
    Kirbis
    through our entity.
    After our initial examination,we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it.If you don’t know this company,we doubt that they have other aims to register these domain names.Now we have not finished the registration of the Lum-group company yet,If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Solomon Hu
    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:00852 9566 0253 / 8122 6293
    Fax:00852 9566 0302 / 8125 7328
    Email:solomon@westdns.org
    solomon@asiadnr.com.cn
    Web:www.west-technology.net

  44. aliencam says:

    I just got the same thing, almost thought it was real before I looked up the companies mentioned. The text of the email was also in all blue, which gave me at least a hint that the person was annoying.

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On Sep 17, 2008,we received a formal application form from M-Super Corp who applies to register

    internet trademark:kenseigroup

    And the domain names:
    kenseigroup.asia
    kenseigroup.cn
    kenseigroup.com.cn
    kenseigroup.com.hk
    kenseigroup.com.tw
    kenseigroup.hk
    kenseigroup.in
    kenseigroup.tw

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the M-Super Corp has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word.we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of M-Super Corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lily Chen.
    Auditing Director

    Tel: + 852 9566 0205
    Fax: + 852 8226 1055
    Email: lily.chen@sk-network.org
    Web: http://www.sk-holdings.net

  45. Wil says:

    Dear principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,which mainly deal with international company’s dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On September 17, 2008, we received a formal application.One company named “Lum-group International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register the following domain names:
    mitcaps.cn
    mitcaps.com.cn
    mitcaps.org.cn
    mitcaps.net.cn
    mitcaps.hk
    mitcaps.com.hk
    mitcaps.in
    mitcaps.co.in
    mitcaps.jp
    mitcaps.tw
    mitcaps.com.tw
    mitcaps.asia
    and Internet brand name:
    Mitcaps
    through our entity.
    After our initial examination,we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it.If you don’t know this company,we doubt that they have other aims to register these domain names.Now we have not finished the registration of the Lum-group company yet,If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Solomon Hu
    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:00852 9566 0253 / 8122 6293
    Fax:00852 9566 0302 / 8125 7328
    Email:solomon@westdns.org
    solomon@asiadnr.com.cn
    Web:www.west-technology.net

  46. I was almost fooled by it, too. Our marketing director pointed it out to me and I wrote about it here:

  47. Murray says:

    Thanks for putting up this info.

    We received ours yesterday from ‘Lynda’

    Regards

    Murray

    From: ‘Lyda’
    To: ‘info’
    Sent: Tue Sep 16 14:22
    Subject: Fwd: Re:Oceannourishment -Intellectual property rights (TO Principal)

    BLOCKQUOTE { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN-LEFT: 2em } OL { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px } UL { MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px }

    Dear Principal

    We are a domain name registration center in HongKong and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On Sep.16st.2008, we received a formal application from a company called “P-Agency invest Ltd ” applying to register

    frowlling domain names:
    oceannourishment.asia
    oceannourishment.cn
    oceannourishment.com.cn
    oceannourishment.com.hk
    oceannourishment.com.tw
    oceannourishment.hk
    oceannourishment.in
    oceannourishment.tw
    and Internet trademark:
    oceannourishment
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “P-Agency invest Ltd ” has no trade mark, intellectual property, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. In order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who can be in charge contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lyda
    Auditing Department.

    Tel: +852 9566 0205
    +852 9566 0103
    Fax:+852 8226 1055
    Email: Ly@sk-network.org
    Web: http://www.skholdings.net
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please do not reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

  48. David says:

    Just received one myself, did panic at first as thought someone was trying to get my domain til i found this place

    Dear CostaConsoles.,

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Co.,Ltd (www.meiaoinv.cn) are applying to register ” costaconsoles ” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Sep 15, 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things, First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.

    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.

    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in china please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

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    Luke.Jiang

    Registration Commissioner

    WWW DOMAINBOX GROUP CO.LTD

    Tel: +86-10-80747734

    Fax: +86-10-80747824

    Email:luke@boxs.org.cn

    http://www.boxs.org.cn

    ?

    Confidentiality Statement:

    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

  49. martin says:

    Dear Manager:

    We are the domain name register and dispute organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia.

    We have something important need to confirm with your company. On the Sep.16 2008, we received an application formally. One company named Thoriumliquid network services inc applied for the domain names:

    pentaho.cc
    pentaho.mobi
    pentaho.us
    pentaho.asia
    pentaho.co.jp
    pentaho.kr
    pentaho.gr

    and the Internet Trademark Name:

    pentaho

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the Trademark Name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to apply these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Thoriumliquid network services inc yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards

    Martin Lee
    Domain Name Auditing Manager

    Net Service Company Ltd
    Tel: +852 9566 0205 +852 9566 0103
    Fax: +852-82261055
    Website: www. net-service.hk

    The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

  50. Janek says:

    Thanks for this good news 🙂

    Greetings from Germany,

    Janek Hoffmüller

    Dear principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,which mainly deal with international company’s dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On September 14, 2008, we received a formal application.One company named “Lum-group International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register the following domain names:
    scoorilla.cn
    scoorilla.com.cn
    scoorilla.org.cn
    scoorilla.net.cn
    scoorilla.hk
    scoorilla.com.hk
    scoorilla.in
    scoorilla.co.in
    scoorilla.jp
    scoorilla.tw
    scoorilla.com.tw
    scoorilla.asia
    and Internet brand name:
    Scoorilla

    through our entity.
    After our initial examination,we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it.If you don’t know this company,we doubt that they have other aims to register these domain names.Now we have not finished the registration of the Lum-group company yet,If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Solomon Hu

    Auditing Department

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:00852 9566 0253 / 8122 6293
    Fax:00852 9566 0302 / 8125 7328
    Email:solomon@westdns.org
    Web:www.west-technology.net

  51. Received the same thing from an Allen Liu yesterday. Per your request, I’ve cut and pasted it into the body of this comment:
    From: allen.liu [mailto:allen.liu@westnic.hk.cn]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 5:05 AM
    To: info
    Subject: Rksresearch-Intellectual propety rights(TO CEO)
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Sept 1th 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following

    Internet Trademark: Rksresearch

    Domain names:

    rksresearch.asia
    rksresearch.cn
    rksresearch.com.cn
    rksresearch.hk
    rksresearch.info
    rksresearch.net.cn
    rksresearch.org.cn
    rksresearch.tw

    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Ocean Holdings Limited Company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    allen.liu

    Check Domain Name dept.

    West Technology Limited

    ——————————————————————–

    T: + 00852-3059-3099 00852-3075- 9838
    F: + 00852-3187-5699 00852-3019- 8068

    http://www.westtechnology.asia

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

  52. Andrew L says:

    From: adam@boxs.org.cn [mailto:adam@boxs.org.cn]
    Posted At: Monday, September 08, 2008 4:23 AM
    Posted To: General Support Mailbox
    Conversation: xxx registration confirmation r equest
    Subject: xxx registration confirmation r equest
    Importance: High

    Dear xxx ,
    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Co.,Ltd are applying to register “xxx” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Sep 08, 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things,
    First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Bst Rgs
    Adam
    Registration Commissioner
    WWW DOMAINBOX GROUP CO., LIMITED
    Tel: +0086-10-80747734
    Fax: +0086-10-80747824
    Email: adam@boxs.org.cn
    http://www.boxs.org.cn

    Confidentiality Statement:
    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

  53. Steve says:

    Von: solomon [mailto:solomon@asiadnr.net.cn]
    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 3. September 2008 11:05
    An: Service
    Betreff: …-Intellectual property rights(To Principal)
    Wichtigkeit: Hoch

    Dear principal,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,which mainly deal with international company’s dispute and registration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On September 2, 2008, we received a formal application.One company named “Lum-group International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register the following domain names:

    and Internet brand name:

    through our entity.
    After our initial examination,we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your name and trademark.These days we are dealing with it.If you don’t know this company,we doubt that they have other aims to register these domain names.Now we have not finished the registration of the Lum-group company yet,If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Solomon Hu
    Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:(852) -8122 6293
    Fax:(852)- 8125 7328
    Email:solomon@westnet.hk.cn
    solomon@asiadnr.net.cn
    Web:www.westtechnology.asia

  54. Melissa says:

    We just received one this morning. Thanks for posting!

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Hongkong, which mainly deal with international company’s in asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Sep 2, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Gesttppy Investment Co., Ltd “wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    candlesmadefromsoy.asia
    candlesmadefromsoy.mobi
    candlesmadefromsoy.jp
    candlesmadefromsoy.tw
    candlesmadefromsoy.cn
    candlesmadefromsoy.com.cn
    candlesmadefromsoy.co.in
    Internet brand name:
    Candlesmadefromsoy
    Through our company.
    After our initial auditing, we find that the Internet brand name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and brand name, and they haven’t filled in the detailed information on the application, so we need to send you an email to confirm whether you have relation with this company. If you do not know this company, we suspect such company wants to do some cybersquatting. Now we have not finished the registration of “Gesttppy Investment Co., Ltd” yet, In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Gavin.Feng
    Auditing Department Director:
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel:+852 9566 0205
    Fax: +852-8226 1055
    Email:Gavin@dnrcenter.hk
    Web: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  55. J Wong says:

    Here’s one where I got promoted to CEO!
    Doesn’t help that the sent it to 14 other people in my domain.

    Dear CEO,

    Hello!

    We are a domain name registration service company in asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Aug 24,2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Emcopy company” applied for the internet trademark :
    ” xxxxx”
    and the domain names:
    “xxxxx.asia

    xxxxx.cn

    xxxxx.com.cn

    xxxxx.hk

    xxxxx.la

    xxxxx.net

    xxxxx.tw ” etc…
    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Emcopy company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,

    Linda

    Sponsoring Registrar:
    SK Net Service Company Ltd

    Tel:00852 30593057

    Fax:00852 31771510 ; 00852 31771520
    E-mail: linda@hkskservice.hk.cn

    Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  56. Kay T says:

    Thanks for the blog. I got one of these today. Your blog saved me alot of time and gave me reassurance to dismiss it very quickly.

  57. Ashok says:

    I also received the similar mail just now:

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “M-proud corp” applying to register

    internet trademark:askexim

    And the domain names:
    askexim.asia
    askexim.cn
    askexim.com.cn
    askexim.com.hk
    askexim.com.tw
    askexim.hk
    askexim.net.cn
    askexim.tw
    askexim.us
    on August. 29. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “M-proud corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of M-proud corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lily Chen.
    Auditing Director

    Tel: + 852 3059 3057
    Fax: + 852 3177 1520
    Email:lily.chen@asiadns.net.cn
    Email:lily.chen@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    ——————————————————————————–
    Confidentiality Notice:This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  58. Sonia says:

    Hi There!

    I also received the email below. Very cunning little devils. It didn’t seem quite right to me, so I checked them out.

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “M-proud corp” applying to register

    internet trademark:xtremewetsuits

    And the domain names:
    xtremewetsuits.asia
    xtremewetsuits.cn
    xtremewetsuits.com.cn
    xtremewetsuits.com.hk
    xtremewetsuits.com.tw
    xtremewetsuits.hk
    xtremewetsuits.in
    xtremewetsuits.net.cn
    xtremewetsuits.tw
    on August. 27. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “M-proud corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of M-proud corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lily Chen.
    Auditing Director

    Tel: + 852 3059 3057
    Fax: + 852 3177 1520
    Email:lily.chen@asiadm.org
    Email:lily.chen@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    ——————————————————————————–
    Confidentiality Notice:This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  59. tim roberts says:

    i sent this reply to them after finding this website…

    “this seems kinda interesting…. don’t you think?
    http://www.miproconsulting.com/blog/2008/06/dns-spam/

    here is the reply i got back….

    “Dear Tim Roberts,
    Fuck!are you sure.

    I feel this is very interesting.
    Are you really interesting in?
    So you should send the cash to me!
    and we will do this interesting thing.
    Best Regards,
    Crack Zhang”

    amazing.

  60. franz says:

    I just received this email:

    IP Sender: 118.26.231.29
    Oggetto: xxx Domain Names (Intellectual Property Right)
    Data: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:01:54 +0800
    Da: gavin
    A: info

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Hongkong, which mainly deal with international company’s in asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Aug 26, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Amssooho Investment Co., Ltd “wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    xxx.cn
    xxx.com.cn
    xxx.hk
    xxx.in
    xxx.mobi
    xxx.net.cn
    xxx.tw
    Internet brand name:
    xxx
    Through our company.
    After our initial auditing, we find that the Internet brand name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and brand name, and they haven’t filled in the detailed information on the application, so we need to send you an email to confirm whether you have relation with this company. If you do not know this company, we suspect such company wants to do some cybersquatting. Now we have not finished the registration of “Amssooho Investment Co., Ltd yet, In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Gavin.Feng
    Auditing Department Director:
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel: 00852 30593057
    fax: 00852-3177 1520 00852-3177 1510
    Email:Gavin@dnrcenter.hk
    Web: http://www.sknetservice.hk
    CONFIDENTIALITY – This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended for use by the Addressee only. The confidential nature of the information contained in the email and/or files is not waived, lost or destroyed if it is sent in error to other than the Addressee. Use or dissemination of the information contained in the email and/or files by a recipient other than the Addressee may cause commercial damage to either the Sender and/or the Addressee. If you are not the Addressee of this email/files please immediately contact the Sender and delete this email/files.

  61. Franky Gun says:

    Hi guys,

    here comes some new input on this spam/fraud:

    I replied to those crooks to see what they are up to. I knew right away that it is fraud, since I own several domains and websites and received the first email with the international property rights blabla for two domains similarly.

    If you reply, you will receive an email saying that they are more than happy to register the trademark and domains for you along with a warning that if you do not reply within 14 days, they will register all domains and internet trademark for the fantasy company they included in your first email. Unfortunately I deleted that email already – sorry for that :o(

    Of course I did not answer them to see what comes up next…

    And this is the email you will receive if you are not answering those #$%kers to their reply email. This will most likely scare the shit out of any website/domain owner who is unaware of the fact that they are crooks. Fearing a dispute about his/her domain name, they will most likely ask these smartasses to register an internet trademark:

    Dear Franky,

    Sorry to trouble you!This is the last time that we inform you . We haven’t received your reply so far. we will finalize the registration by Fly Holdings Ltd within a week.But as a registrar,it is my job to inform you after finishing their registration,if there is any harm to your profit(for example,imitate your websiteand make your clients confused,or sell them to your competitor,etc.),we will not take any responsibility,because we have informed you. I will reserve our communicate letters, which will be the provement if you will propose dispute and arbitration about these domain names, which also shows we informed your principel in time after we got the registration application of FLY Holdings Ltd in our agency. If you still did not take some efficient measure, we will take no responsibility of the dispute between you in the future about the domain names. to avoid such grabbing matter happens, I suggest you to register these domain names by yourself.

    Besides I must remind you that Internet Trademark is of great importance.If Internet Trademark and these names belongs to Fly Holdings Limited,they can dispute your now-owned name of “www.saiyoi.com”if you give it up now, Once Fly Holdings Ltd register it successfully. they will be the legal owner of these domain names and can use it all over the world. I also don’t know if it is infringing your intellectual property rights, and they will be able to get the internet trademark certificate to register the trademark in Asia, then if your company comes to this territory, you will infringe their right.

    If you would like to register by yourselves, pls contact us within 5 workdays.Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,

    jason.zhang
    Check Domain Name dept.
    jason.zhang@sknic.hk.cn
    jason.zhang@asiadnr.cn

    SK Holdings Company ltd
    T:00852-30593099 00852-30759838
    F:00852-31875699 00852-30198068
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    I hope that this email helps to make the web safer and to prevent unaware users from stepping into those motherf$%*&’s trap.

    Keep your eyes open!

    Have a great one.

    Yours,

    Franky Gun

  62. E. M. Klein says:

    Dear Manager,
    Asia Network is the company of internet services that the domain registration is one of the major online style of our service range.Now we have something need to confirm with you.We hope you to cooperate with us.On 2008-08-27,we received an application from one person named “Karl Fischer” who wants to register some domains(***.co.uk ***.be ***.fr ***.ru ***.mobi)and internet brand(***).According to our investigation,we found that domain names have relevance to your company’s name and trademark,so we send this email for you to confirm it.We are dealing with this affair in these days,so we wish to get the confirmation and the assent of your company. If Karl Fischer doesn’t belong to your company and you don’t authorize him to register these domains,Pls contact with me asap in order to prevent some guy from abusing your trademarks and the company names.

    In addition,I must declare that we have time limited for one person or one company’s registration.It is just 15 days.If your company has no response to us within the dispute period,we will unconditionally authorized the application of Karl Fischer.In order to deal with this issue better,please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me asap.Thank you for your cooperate.

    Best Regards,

    Robert Young
    Sponsoring Registrar:
    Asia Network
    Add:UNITS A&B 15/F NEICH TOWER 128 GLOUCESTER RD WANCHAI, HK
    Tel: +852 3118 1808
    Fax: +852 31875548 +852 3065 8189
    Email:robert@asiaregistrar.org

    Website: http://www.asiaregistrar.org

  63. Urban Meier says:

    Dear CEO,  

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in HongKong, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm through your company.

    On the Aug 22, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Nalton International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following:

    Domain name

    fhnw.net.cn
    fhnw.org.cn
    fhnw.hk
    fhnw.com.hk
    fhnw.tw
    fhnw.com.tw
    fhnw.asia

    Internet trademark

    Fhnw

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to apply these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Nalton company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Leon Su

    IT Planning & Governance

    ——————————————————–

    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852-8122-6293×201
    Fax:00852-8125-7328

    Email:leon.su@sknet.hk.cn

    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  64. Anonymous says:

    Dear President /CEO

    We are West Technology Limited. we are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the August 26, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named ” Daffadilly International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following

    Internet keyword: acecatering
    Domain names:
    acecatering.com.au
    acecatering.ch
    acecatering.asia
    acecatering.hk
    acecatering.tw
    acecatering.co.kr
    acecatering.de
    acecatering.com.cn
    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged ” Daffadilly International Holdings Ltd ” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. And we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged ” Daffadilly International Holdings Ltd ” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to some appropriate dept. In order to deal with this issue better, please let your relevant director deliver the confirmation with written version to us.

  65. Steven says:

    Yap, got an email exactly the same as the original poster.

    We registered the domain which we had missed out through our usual supplier and then responded to the email thanking them for letting us know.

    Guess what? The person named “Tracy” responded with a F*** word.

    Also, the email appeared to come from within China rather than from Hong Kong.

  66. JM says:

    I actually had this guy call me on the phone. I thought it might not be spam because he actually did it…I didn’t think spammers would go that far. Turns out I just registered my domain names on godaddy…

    Dear CEO,

    We are SK Net Service Company Ltd ,which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Aug.11, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Mengjiang Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark
    ” Medmarketplace ”

    and Domain Names
    “medmarketplace.asia
    medmarketplace.hk
    medmarketplace.mobi
    medmarketplace.net.cn
    medmarketplace.tw “.

    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Mengjiang company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Roy

  67. Lilly says:

    Received today in Brazil:

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the August 20, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Hurryic International Development Ltd” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    xxxxxxx.asia
    xxxxxxx.cn
    xxxxxx.com.cn
    xxxxxxxx.com.hk
    xxxxxxxx.com.tw
    xxxxxxxxx.hk
    xxxxxxxx.tw
    Internet Trademark:
    xxxxxxxxxx
    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Hurryic International Development Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Nydia

    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-3059 3057
    Fax:00852-3059 3080
    00852-8125 7328
    Email:nydia@westech.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia

  68. Yet another…

    Dear CEO,

    We are SK Net Service Company Ltd,which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Aug.19, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Mengjiang Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark
    ” Mlmthegame ”

    and Domain Names
    “mlmthegame.asia
    mlmthegame.biz
    mlmthegame.cn
    mlmthegame.com.cn
    mlmthegame.hk
    mlmthegame.tw “.

    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Mengjiang company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Richard

    ________________________________________
    Richard | Auditing Officer
    SK Net Service Company LTD | Dispute Registration Department |
    3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg.,
    121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Office: +852-3075 9838 | Fax:+852-3177 1510
    Email: richard@dnrcenter.hk Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk
    Consider your environmental responsibility before printing this e-mail.
    This message contains information which may be privileged and confidential.
    The information is intended for use only by the individuals or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient,
    be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is strictly prohibited.
    If you have received this message in error than please notify me by telephone immediately.

  69. Sebastiaan (netherlands) says:

    The original E-mail:

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the August 18th 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Yinquan Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following
    Internet Trademark: ***

    Domain names:
    ***.asia
    ***.biz
    ***.com.cn
    ***.hk
    ***.in
    ***.info
    ***.tw
    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Yinquan Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Yinquan Holdings Limited Company is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    sandy.xia
    Check Domain Name dept.
    sandy.xia@sknic.hk.cn
    sandy.xia@asiadm.net.cn

    SK Holdings Company ltd
    ——————————————————————–
    T :00852-30593099 00852-3075 9838
    F: 00852-31771520 00852-3177-1510
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  70. Thailand says:

    They even seem to be approaching second level domain owners here in Thailand.

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Aug 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Fly Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following
    Internet Trademark: ***
    Domain names:

    ***.asia
    ***.biz
    ***.cn
    ***.tw
    ***.hk
    ***.net
    ***.travel

    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Fly Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Fly Holdings Limited Company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    jason.zhang

    Check Domain Name dept.
    jason.zhang@sknic.hk.cn
    jason.zhang@asiadnr.cn
    SK Holdings Company ltd
    T:00852-30593099 00852-3075 9838
    F:00852-31771520 00852-3177-1510
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia
    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in ASIA please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure. we have to notify you, and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark, intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration. hope you can understand. thank you.

  71. I do not these people are credible, because my company is such a success of the domain name registration, we can not say that they are cheating us, because there is always the truth, I think these remarks is none other than they were in the same industry The attack, my information is as follows, we can see
    Domain Name: citcitkuruyemis.com.cn
    ROID: 20080710s10011s92802731-cn
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant Organization: Citcit Dried Fruits & Nuts Company
    Registrant Name: yahto
    Domain Name: citcitkuruyemis.cn
    ROID: 20080710s10011s92802731-cn
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant Organization: Citcit Dried Fruits & Nuts Company
    Registrant Name: yahto
    These are they for my company registered the domain names, on the network can be viewed, if you wish to register the case, I recommend them, because their credibility, hope to help you.

  72. TeamKaeru says:

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “Ropy International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet brand: xxxxxxxx
    And the domain names:
    xxxxxxxx
    in Asia on August, 15, 2008.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Ropy International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.

    Now we have not finished the registration of Ropy International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Shirley wu Director

    Tel: +(00)852-3059 3057
    Fax: +(00)852-3059 3080
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia
    Email: Shirley.wu@westech.hk.cn and Shirley.wu@asiadm.net.cn

  73. vicki says:

    Dear CEO,牋牋牋牋
    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    ?BR> 〓n the燗ug?2牋2008, we received an application formally. One company named “DuBang Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following
    Internet Trademark : Ebodyboarding
    Domain names:
    ebodyboarding.asia
    ebodyboarding.biz
    ebodyboarding.cc
    ebodyboarding.net
    ebodyboarding.tw
    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “DuBang Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word.?we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “DuBang Holdings Limited Company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.
    Best Regards,
    Bob

  74. Edward says:

    Dear President/CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On 12th, August, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Kitly International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register some domains through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Kitly company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Kitly company applied to our organization.
    Domain name:
    nelsoncasecorp.asia
    nelsoncasecorp.com.hk
    nelsoncasecorp.com.tw
    nelsoncasecorp.hk
    nelsoncasecorp.info
    nelsoncasecorp.net
    nelsoncasecorp.net.cn
    nelsoncasecorp.org.cn
    nelsoncasecorp.tw
    Internet Trademark:
    nelsoncasecorp
    ______________________

    Best regards,
    Michael peng
    Director
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-3059 3057 EXT: 201
    Fax:00852-3059 3080 00852-8125 7328
    Email:Michael@westech.hk.cn
    Email:Michael@asiadns.net.cn
    Web: http://www.westtechnology.asia
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    ——————————————————————————–

    Michael
    2008-08-13

  75. Pamela says:

    We received this on the 29th – and we responded! They actually got back to us with this response – we were just about to contact our lawyers when I decided to do some searching on the internet about the email – also called the phone number on the email (no voicemail/no answer).

    Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:00:11 +0800
    From: jack@asiadnr.net.cn
    Subject: Re: Domaine names.

    There was no one contacting me in your company these days. Now I want to confirm who is responsible for this issue? Because our time is limited, pls let your relevant principal contact me in these two days.

    Best Regards,

    Jack

    Here’s the original email:

    Dear Principal:

    We are a professional domain name registration organization in Hong Kong, which is mainly responsible for domain name registration and dispute. We have some points need to confirm with your company on your company’s intellectual property right on Internet. On July 28, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Sine International Holdings Ltd.” wanted to register the following
    Domain names:
    xxxx.asia
    xxxx.cn
    xxxx.com.cn
    xxxx.org.cn
    xxxx.net.cn
    xxxx.hk
    xxxx.tw
    xxxx.com.tw
    Internet Trademark
    xxxx
    During our preliminary investigation, we found that these domain names’ keyword is identical with your trademark. I wonder whether you consigned “Sine International Holdings Ltd” to register these domian names through us. Or you do not know this company what so ever. If you do not have idea on them, we doubt their motivation to purchase these domain names. Now we have postponed this issue and have not proceeded their registration.In order to deal with it better, Please let the Principal contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Jack

    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852 8122 6293
    Fax: 00852 8125 7328
    Email: jack@westnet.hk.cn
    Web:http:// http://www.westtechnology.asia

    PS: In order to avoid the time difference or any delay caused by holiday, you can contact me by this email address: jack@asiadnr.net.cn
    so that we can communicate with each other in time.

  76. Gary says:

    I received one of these this morning as well. Got to love the internet.

  77. jd says:

    Bastards… I received one of these today ( exact content) which compromised my entire morning and sent me in a tailspin. It sounded shady, however thanks to these posts confirmed scam indeed.

  78. Nicole says:

    I received this on Aug.11/08. Same exact message, only from Luke:

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Co.,Ltd (www.meiaoinv.cn) are applying to register ” xxxxxxx ” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Aug 12, 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things, First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)
    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.
    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in china please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.
    Bst Rgs
    Luke.Jiang
    Registration Commissioner
    Beijing HKZC Co., Ltd
    Tel: +86-10-82771675 ext.605
    Fax: +86-10-82771640 ext.605
    Email: luke@bj-hkzc.com.cn
    http://www.bj-hk.com

  79. Jim says:

    Got one too, same wording as above! thanks guys, we had an email convo with him as well, he seems quite dedicated. Scary stuff!

  80. ahhh …. we received one of these today.

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “M-proud corp” applying to register

    internet trademark:seduction-lingerie

    And the domain names:
    seduction-lingerie.asia
    seduction-lingerie.cc
    seduction-lingerie.cn
    seduction-lingerie.com.cn
    seduction-lingerie.com.hk
    seduction-lingerie.com.tw
    seduction-lingerie.hk
    seduction-lingerie.in
    seduction-lingerie.tw
    in China and also in Asia on August .11. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “M-proud corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of M-proud corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lily Chen.
    Auditing Director
    ________________________________________
    Tel: + ( 852-3059 3057 )
    Fax: + ( 852-3059 3080 )
    Email:lily.chen@asiadns.net.cn
    Email:lily.chen@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  81. WHAM!DURAN says:

    Just received by us!

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registration service company in Hongkong, which mainly deal with international company’s in asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Jul 23, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “JustDropped Investment Co., Ltd “wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    whamduran.cn
    whamduran.com.cn
    whamduran.hk
    whamduran.in
    whamduran.mobi
    whamduran.tw
    Internet brand name:
    Whamduran
    Through our company.
    After our initial auditing, we find that the Internet brand name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and brand name, and they haven’t filled in the detailed information on the application, so we need to send you an email to confirm whether you have relation with this company. If you do not know this company, we suspect such company wants to do some cybersquatting. Now we have not finished the registration of “JustDropped Investment Co., Ltd” yet, In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us ASAP.
    Best Regards,

    Gavin
    Auditing Department Director:
    Hong Kong Head Office:
    Tel: 00852-3059-3099
    fax: 00852-3177 1520
    00852-3177 1510
    Email:Gavin@cnsknet.cn Web: http://www.netservice.hk

  82. Lynne Wolfe says:

    Got this one today as well.
    From: jerry.zhou [mailto:jerry.zhou@hkstareast.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 2:39 AM
    To:
    Subject: RE: -Notice of intellectual property rights(To CEO)
    Dear CEO,
    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the August 11, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Ondays International Venture Capital Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    After our initial examination, we found that the Internet brand and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Ondays company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
    Best Regards,
    Jerry Zhou
    Auditing Department
    Tel: +852-8226-1011
    Fax: +852-8226-1055
    Email: Jerry.Zhou@hkstareast.com
    Website: http://www.star-east.hk

  83. A. Antony says:

    Thanks everyone I got a similar mail at one our companies and was wondering how I could respond till I did the common sense thing and hit the net. This is what I got
    Dear CEO,
    We are a domain name disputed registration service company in HongKong,which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia,We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the August 3,2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Huanli Investment Co. Ltd” applied for the internet trademark:
    “afraprintequip” and the domain names:
    ” afraprintequip.asia
    afraprintequip.cn
    afraprintequip.com.cn
    afraprintequip.hk
    afraprintequip.in
    afraprintequip.mobi
    afraprintequip.net.cn
    afraprintequip.tw etc.”in China and also in Asia.
    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Huanli Investment Co. Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    In addition, we hereby affirm that our time limit for dissent application . If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by “Huanli Investment Co. Ltd”.
    Best Regards,
    Mario
    ——–++++++++——–++++++++——–++++++++—————-++++++++——–++++++++——–++++++++——–

    Mario|International Auditing Director

    Office: +852-3075 9838 | Fax: +852-3177 1520 or +852-3177 1510
    Email:mario@dnrcenter.hk |website:www.netservice.hk

  84. sujay says:

    Thanks for the help, we also did received the same mail (attached below) and got confused. When they demanded 199 Euro per yr to protect our so called Internet patent, we got suspicious and also the attached pdf was highly unproffesional. So we crawled the internet and landed at this site. Thanks a lot guys for the imp info.

    Here is the mail that we got
    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “Gains International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet trademark: spginfotech

    And the domain names
    spginfotech.asia
    spginfotech.net
    spginfotech.info
    spginfotech.cn
    spginfotech.com.cn
    spginfotech.com.hk
    spginfotech.com.tw
    spginfotech.hk
    spginfotech.net.cn
    spginfotech.org.cn
    spginfotech.tw
    in China and also in Asia on Aug.4 2008.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Gains International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.
    Now we have not finished the registration of Gains International Holdings Ltd, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    Auditing Department

    ——————————————————————————–
    Hong kong Office
    Tel: +(852) 3059 3057
    Fax:+(852) 3059 3080  
    Email: <Nancy@westech.hk.cn
    Web: <www.westtechnology.asia
    ——————————————————————————Confidentiality Notice. This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  85. Ditto for me.
    Best Regards
    Lovneet

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the July 8 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Fly Holdings Limited Company” wanted to register following
    Internet Trademark:Stlcanada
    Domain names:
    stlcanada.asia
    stlcanada.biz
    stlcanada.cc
    stlcanada.cn
    stlcanada.com.cn
    stlcanada.com.tw
    stlcanada.hk
    stlcanada.in
    stlcanada.net
    through our body.

    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Fly Holdings Limited Company” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. one point need you to confirm: whether this alleged “Fly Holdings Limited Company” is your business partner or distributor in ASIA. if so, we will complete their registration. These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    jason.zhang

    Check Domain Name dept.

    SK Holdings Company ltd
    T:+852-3059-3057
    F:+852-3059-3080
    http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  86. can says:

    Dear CEO,

    We are SK Net Service Company LTD, which is the Internet Registration Center (CNIRC) in Asia. We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd are applying to register”Rengroup “as their domain name and Internet Trademark in China and also in Asia on July 7,2008. During our auditing procedure we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark,at the same time we find out that the alleged Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word.

    As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things, First of all, whether this alleged Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China. Secondly, Domain name directly connect with your intellectual property,do you want to protect these domains and internet brand keyword. (The alleged Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Now we have not finished the registration of Tushary Investment Co.,Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Alfred

    ——————————————————————————–

    Alfred | Auditing Officer
    SK Net Service Company LTD | Dispute Registration Department |
    3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg.,
    121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Office: +852-3075 9838 | Fax:+852-3177 1510
    Email: Alfred@dnrcenter.hk Website: http://www.netservice.hk
    P Consider your environmental responsibility before printing this e-mail.
    This message contains information which may be privileged and confidential.
    The information is intended for use only by the individuals or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient,
    be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the content of this information is strictly prohibited.
    If you have received this message in error than please notify me by telephone immediately.
    2008-07-08

    ——————————————————————————–

    Alfred

  87. Dear Energy Security Union (ESU),

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd are applying to register ” biogas-esu ” as their domain name and Internet keyword in China and also in Asia on Jul 7th 2008. During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things,

    First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China.

    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.

    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Bst Rgs

    Michael Zhao

    Registration Commissioner

    Tel: +0086-10-82771675-602 +0086-10-82772510-602

    Fax: +0086-10-82771640

    Email: michael@bj-hkzc.com.cn

    http://www.bj-hk.com

    Confidentiality Statement:

    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

  88. Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “M-Victor Investment Corp” applying to register

    internet trademark:cardinalcapital

    And the domain names:
    cardinalcapital.asia
    cardinalcapital.biz
    cardinalcapital.cc
    cardinalcapital.cn
    cardinalcapital.com.cn
    cardinalcapital.com.hk
    cardinalcapital.com.tw
    cardinalcapital.hk
    cardinalcapital.mobi
    cardinalcapital.tw
    in China and also in Asia on July. 07. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “M-Victor Investment Corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of M-Victor Investment Corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Lily Chen.
    Auditing Director
    ________________________________________
    Tel: + ( 852-3059 3057 )
    Fax: + ( 852-3059 3080 )
    Email:lily.chen@sknet.hk.cn
    Email:lily.chen@asiadm.net.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    Add: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Confidentiality Notice:This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  89. Margaret says:

    Yep. Me, too. Thought it was genuine so contacted my webmaster. He put me right.

  90. (This is what got sent to us at digital magic)

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration service company in Asia, deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the July 5, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “P-lash-ing International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    digitalmagic.asia
    digitalmagic.com.tw
    digitalmagic.hk
    digitalmagic.net.cn
    digitalmagic.org.cn
    digitalmagic.tw

    Internet trademark:
    Digitalmagic

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of P-lash-ing International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Jane

    ——————————————————————————————————
    Auditing Department

    Tel: 00852-3059 3057
    Fax: 00852-3059 3080
    Email: jane@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  91. Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration service company in Asia, deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally. Now we have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the July 5, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “P-lash-ing International Holdings Ltd” wanted to register following Domain names:
    digitalmagic.asia
    digitalmagic.com.tw
    digitalmagic.hk
    digitalmagic.net.cn
    digitalmagic.org.cn
    digitalmagic.tw

    Internet trademark:
    Digitalmagic

    through our body.

    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. We don’t know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it. Now we have not finished the registration of P-lash-ing International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Jane

  92. Thanks for the info. I just got this email this morning. Our web site is named http://www.queretarolanguageschool.com, and we are in a town called Queretaro in Mexico. They were trying to convince us that somebody in Asia wanted this domain name (there is only one city called Queretaro in the whole world). Rediculous, but I hope nobody else falls for this.

  93. Pandora says:

    Oh, and shame on this company! I just call this “SK (whatever)” company. Tried to talk one of these spamers but all of them are in the meeting. And the person who answer the phone do not speak Chinese (really?)

    Anyone who is interested to register a domain, simply go to http://www.checkdomain.com/ to check and register a domain at a very low cost.

  94. Pandora says:

    Same here. We are a “Chinese” company though.

    Here is the version I receive :
    To whom it may concern,
    I am writing from HKZC Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center. For your record, China Trademark Office has received an Application for Registration from MeiAo Investment Co,.Ltd claiming the “pandorabox” as its trademark, domain and internet brand names in China. According to Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, we blocked their application as “Reapply Occupied International Trademarks and Domains”. However, they made some adjustments and claimed Review of Refused Trademarks and Domains. According to their claim, they can waive the trade mark but reserve the rights to turn to overseas registrars if they cannot obtain these domains in China. In order to depress this implied reverse passing-off, we monitored Chinese trademarks and all domains they are applying for as preservation. Different from trademarks, domain registration is following first come first serve in China.
    Please confirm in reply if you have business in Chinese market so that we can consider the possibility of releasing these trademarks to the applicant. Also confirm in return if you need to register these domains in China under your name with priority we offer or just leave these domains to the mentioned third party.
    Dunne Tang
    Intellectual Property Rights Attorney
    Beijing HKZC Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center.
    Beijing HKZC Network Science and Technology Co,.Ltd
    NON-PROFIT Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center.and Anti Cyber Squatting Center in China
    Tel: +86-10-82772510
    +86-10-82771675
    Fax: +86-10-82771640
    Email: dunne@bj-hkzc.com.cn
    http://www.bj-hk.com

    Confidentiality Statement:
    The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or other action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error please be advised of your obligation to immediately notify sender of the error in transmission, and to destroy all associated documentation.

  95. Bill Verboom says:

    I’am extremely disapointed I received this message yesterday, and directly ordered a Rolls Royce Phantom, and a 60 ft Sunseeker.

    Proud to be the first one from The netherlands.

    ________________________________________
    Van: robert [mailto:robert@skasia.hk.cn]
    Verzonden: vrijdag 4 juli 2008 9:34
    Aan: VKS
    Onderwerp: Re: RE: Aagreeflooring-Intellectual property rights (To CEO)
    Urgentie: Hoog

    Dear Bill,

    Thanks for your timely reply.We are government authorized domain registration organization, So it is our obligation to inform you the case, we must confirm the relationship between your company and Scalation company.
    If you have no relationship with them. According to our working experience, there are 2 possibilities:
    1. Scalation company is a domain name investment company, they want to register these names before you and sell back to you to gain profits.
    2. It may be a commercial method, Scalation company is consigned by your competitor to register, make your clients confused.

    We knew you have registered the domain name “aagreeflooring.nl” and own the intellectual property, this is why we informed you. But now Scalation company do not want to register your trademark or domain name “aagreeflooring.nl”, they wanted to apply for other domain names and Internet Trademark you have not registered yet.Because domain name takes open registration, this is international domain name registration principle. So Scalation company has right to register it. As a domain name registrar, we have no right to dispute their application. So required by government to inform your company to protect your interest.

    As the owner of “aagreeflooring.nl”,you will get the priority to register these domain names and keyword. Of course, each company has their own idea. If you don’t think their application will affect your company, you can give up, we will finish their registration. But if you think their registration will confuse your clients and harm your profits, we can send an application form to you and help you register these within dispute period. This is the only way to prevent domain name grab. Hope you can give me your decision ASAP. So that we can handle the next step.

    Best Regards,

    Robert Ma
    ________________________________________
    From: VKS
    Send: 2008-07-04 14:56:36
    To: ‘robert’
    Subject: RE: Aagreeflooring-Intellectual property rights (To CEO)

    Dear mr Robert,

    Thank you for informing us concerning our company name, and trademark.
    Our company is operating from a office and warehouse both in The Netherlands, and Dubai.
    The name “Aagreeflooring” is our registered trade name and intellectual property, what a coincidence, please inform me how to react.

    Kind regards,

    Bill Verboom
    Managing Director

    0031646240264 mob

    ________________________________________
    Van: robert [mailto:robert@skasia.hk.cn]
    Verzonden: woensdag 2 juli 2008 15:44
    Aan: info
    Onderwerp: Aagreeflooring-Intellectual property rights (To CEO)
    Urgentie: Hoog

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Jul,1, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Scalation International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    aagreeflooring.asia
    aagreeflooring.jp
    aagreeflooring.hk
    aagreeflooring.tw
    aagreeflooring.cn
    aagreeflooring.com.cn
    aagreeflooring.net.cn
    aagreeflooring.org.cn
    and Internet Trademark:
    aagreeflooring
    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Scalation company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Robert
    Manager of Auditing Department
    ________________________________________
    Hong Kong Auditing Department Office

    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    Email: robert@skasia.hk.cn

    Tel: (852)-8122 6293
    Fax: (852)-8125 7328

  96. al evers says:

    From: “shirley.wu”
    Date: July 2, 2008 12:26:49 AM PDT
    To: “realmusic”
    Subject: RE: Regarding Domain Name(Realmusic)

    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.We received a formal application from a company called “TOP-CS International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet key word: Realmusic
    And the domain names:
    realmusic.com.tw
    realmusic.hk
    realmusic.in
    realmusic.org.cn
    realmusic.tw
    realmusic.my
    realmusic.co.jp

    in China and also in Asia on July, 2, 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “TOP-CS International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark,Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged “TOP-CS International Holdings Ltd” to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things:
    First of all, whether this alleged “TOP-CS International Holdings
    Ltd” is your business partner or distributor in Asia.
    Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged “TOP-CS International Holdings Ltd” will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Shirley wu Director
    ————————————
    ?
    Tel: +(00)852-3059 3057
    Fax: +(00)852-3059 3080
    Email: shirley.wu@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  97. william sanchez says:

    Dear Principal,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the July 3 2008 , we received an application formally. One company named “Noodfly Investment Company” wanted to register following

    Domain names:
    kriegerwatch.asia
    kriegerwatch.hk
    kriegerwatch.in
    kriegerwatch.info
    kriegerwatch.mobi
    kriegerwatch.tm
    kriegerwatch.tw

    Internet brand keyword:
    Kriegerwatch

    Through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Noodfly Investment Company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Oliver
    —————————————————————————————————————————————–

    Sponsoring Registrar: SK Net Service Company Ltd
    Auditing department
    Hong Kong Office:
    Tel:+852-30593099
    +852-30759838
    Fax:+852-31771520
    +852-31771510
    Add:121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Email:oliver@sknet.hk Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk , http://www.netservice.hk
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————-

  98. Jeff Ventura says:

    Thanks for the examples, everyone. Must be the season for weird spams, because I recently had this one grace my inbox.

  99. John Barker says:

    Just received this one today, sent to our info account, although the wording is slightly different. I nearly responded to it. (Whew…) From Ariel@hkskservice.cn:

    From: Ariel
    Reply-To: Ariel
    Subject: Metaformixis intellectual property rights(To principal)
    To: info

    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    We received a formal application from a company who is called Orange Technology Limited are applying to register”metaformixis” as their domain name and Internet trademark in Asia on Jul 1,2008.During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged Orange Technology Limited has no trade mark,brand nor patent even similar to that word.

    As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Orange Technology Limited to be a domain grabber.Hence we need you confirmation for two things.First of all,whether this alleged Orange Technology Limited is your business partner or distributor in Asia.Secondly,whether you are interested in registering these domains.(The alleged Orange Technology Limited will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.)

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept. .This is a letter for confirmation.If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in Asia,we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Regards,

    Ariel

  100. […] be the season for social-engineering spam, because if you thought this was bad, get a load of what just showed up in my […]

  101. Beyond Race says:

    Dear CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the July 1, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named Heriye International Holdings Ltd wanted to register through our body. After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it.So I contact you.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Heriye International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Heriye International Holdings Ltd applied to our organization.
    Domain name:

    beyondracemagazine.asia
    beyondracemagazine.cn
    beyondracemagazine.com.cn
    beyondracemagazine.com.hk
    beyondracemagazine.com.tw
    beyondracemagazine.hk
    beyondracemagazine.net.cn
    beyondracemagazine.tw
    Internet keyword:
    beyondracemagazine

    Best Regards,
    Angle Yu

  102. Marc says:

    I had the same reeaction. I didn’t want to delete this message right away. However I suspected it to be something ‘evil’.

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong, and in charge of the registeration in Asia,We have something important need to confirm through your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “Gain-invest International Holdings Ltd” applying to register
    Internet trademark: gasoline

    And the domain names
    gasoline.ph
    gasoline.com.ph
    gasoline.com.tw
    gasoline.hk
    gasoline.sg
    gasoline.com.sg
    gasoline.my
    gasoline.th
    in China and also in Asia on July.2 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “Gain-invest International Holdings Ltd” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names.
    Now we have not finished the registration of Gain-invest International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    Auditing Department
    Hong kong Office
    Tel: +(852) 3059 3057
    Fax:+(852) 3059 3080  
    Email: Nancy@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    Add: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

  103. bodi says:

    got one of these myself…exact wordings!

  104. joe says:

    Hong Kong Auditing Department Office

    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

    Email: robert@skasia.hk.cn

    Tel: (852)-8122 6293
    Fax: (852)-8125 7328

  105. joe says:

    got one too

    From: robert [mailto:robert@skasia.hk.cn]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 3:55 PM
    To: info
    Subject: Assiotex-Intellectual property rights (To CEO)
    Importance: High

    Dear CEO,

    We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company’s in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    On the Jun,30, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Scalation International Holdings Ltd ” wanted to register following
    Domain names:
    assiotex.asia
    assiotex.jp
    assiotex.hk
    assiotex.tw
    assiotex.cn
    assiotex.com.cn
    assiotex.net.cn
    assiotex.org.cn
    and Internet Trademark:
    assiotex
    through our body.
    After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Scalation company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Robert
    Manager of Auditing Department

  106. We received this email on June 30, 2008.
    This seemed strange to me because no legitimate company, that I know of, will invest into the brand of a domain that has been in active use for many years. Even more than that, a brand owned by an internet marketing company .. !

    ————————————————

    Dear CEO,

    We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the Jun 30, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named Heriye International Holdings Ltd wanted to register through our body. After our initial examination, we found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. These days we are dealing with it.So I contact you.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of Heriye International Holdings Ltd yet, in order to deal with this issue better, Please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.

    Following are the domains Heriye International Holdings Ltd applied to our organization.
    Domain name:
    metric1x.asia
    metric1x.cn
    metric1x.com.cn
    metric1x.com.hk
    metric1x.com.tw
    metric1x.hk
    metric1x.net.cn
    metric1x.tw
    Internet keyword:
    metric1x

    Best Regards,
    Angle Yu
    Auditing Department
    Tel: 00852-3059 3057
    Fax:00852-3059 3080
    Email:Angle.yu@sknet.hk.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia

  107. dawse says:

    Yep, we just received a very similar personalised message from “camille@sknet.hk.cn” of “www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia” through our online contact form.

    Very clever, but not quite clever enough!!!

  108. Tom Taylor says:

    Dear Principal,

    We are SK Holdings Company Ltd ,which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the June.29, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Liutery Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark
    ” Rockauto ”

    and Domain Names
    “rockauto.cc
    rockauto.com.hk
    rockauto.com.tw
    rockauto.mobi
    rockauto.net.cn “.

    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Liutery company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Roy

    SK Net Service Company Ltd
    Tel:00852- 30759838
    Fax: 00852-31771510
    Email: roy@hkskservice.cn
    Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  109. Doranne says:

    To whom it may concern,
    I am writing from HKZC Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center. For your
    record, China Trademark Office has received an Application for Registration from
    MeiAo Investment Co,.Ltd claiming the “dorannelim” as its trademark,
    domain and internet brand names in China. According to Madrid Agreement Concerning
    the International Registration of Marks, we blocked their application as “Reapply
    Occupied International Trademarks and Domains”. However,they made some adjustments
    and claimed Review of Refused Trademarks and Domains. According to their claim, they
    can waive the trade mark but reserve the rights to turn to overseas registrars if
    they cannot obtain these domains in China. In order to depress this implied reverse
    passing-off, we monitored Chinese trademarks and all domains they are applying for
    as preservation. Different from trademarks, domain registration is following first
    come first serve in China.
    Please confirm in reply if you have business in Chinese market so that we can
    consider the possibility of releasing these trademarks to the applicant. Also
    confirm in return if you need to register these domains in China under your name
    with priority we offer or just leave these domains to the mentioned third party.
    Kind Regards,
    Roy Hu

    Intellectual Property Rights Attorney
    Beijing HKZC Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center.
    Beijing HKZC Network Science and Technology Co,.Ltd
    NON-PROFIT Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center.and Anti Cyber Squatting
    Center in China

  110. akulavolk says:

    I received a copy of this a few days ago. It’s sent by “roy@hkskservice.cn” and has wording similar to the above, but concludes with this paragraph:

    “These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Liutery company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.”

  111. Mikey says:

    I thought it was spam… but a quick internet search is always reassuring ;o)

    Dear CEO,

    We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” applying to register

    Internet trademark:
    ” Comicscollective”
    Domain names:
    comicscollective.asia
    comicscollective.biz
    comicscollective.cc
    comicscollective.cn
    comicscollective.com
    comicscollective.com.cn
    comicscollective.com.tw
    comicscollective.hk
    comicscollective.net.cn
    comicscollective.org.cn
    comicscollective.tw
    in China and also in Asia on Jun. 25. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of sa-lar yun Investment Corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,

    Hayee
    Auditing Department
    Hong Kong Office
    Tel: 00852-3059 3057 Fax: 00852-3059 3080
    Email: Hayee@sknet.hk.cn
    individual Email: Hayee.zhao@asiadm.org.cn
    Web: http://www.skholdingscompanyltd.asia
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Confidentiality Notice: This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.we have to notify you,and our registration organization are not responsible for any dispute questions about trade mark,intellectual property nor patent after they succeed in registration.hope you can understand.thank you.

  112. Kevin condon says:

    From: roy@hkskservice.cn

    Sent: 6/25/2008 4:48:35 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
    Subj: Jazzles intellectual property rights(To principal)

    Dear Principal,

    We are SK Holdings Company Ltd ,which is the Internet Registration Center in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

    On the June.24, 2008, we received an application formally. One company named “Liutery Holdings Limited” applied for the internet trademark
    ” Jazzles ”

    and Domain Names
    “jazzles.asia
    jazzles.biz
    jazzles.hk
    jazzles.info “.

    These days we are dealing with it, After our initial examination, we found that the internet trademark and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark. hope to get the affirmation of your company because that may relate to your intellectual property on internet. Now we have not finished the registration of Liutery company yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Roy

    SK Holdings Company Ltd
    Tel:00852- 30759838
    Fax: 00852-31771520
    Email: roy@hkskservice.cn
    Website: http://www.sknetservice.hk

  113. Marc Harrison says:

    Our manufacturing business has also gotten a few of these. They do get your attention because they are confusing and at first look like something you need to address. Mostly they come to us via submission to our website contact page. Attached is a recent one.
    Thanks for the post.

    Customer: Charlie Ji
    City: Beijing
    Phone: +8610 82772510 ext.603
    Email: charlie.ji@bjhknet.cn
    Topic: Product Question

    Comments: Dear Auto Products, Inc., Good day to you We received a formal application from a company who is called Meiao Investment Co., Ltd are applying to register \” autoproducts \” as their website and Internet keyword (product name) on April 7, 2008. During our auditing procedure we
    find out that the alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd has no trade mark, brand nor patent even similar to that word. As authorized anti-cybersquatting organization we hereby suspect the alleged Meiao Investment Co., Ltd to be a domain grabber. Hence we need you confirmation for two things, First of all, whether this alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd is your business partner or distributor in China and Asia area. Secondly, whether you are interested in registering these domains. (The alleged Meiao Investment Co.,Ltd will be entitled to obtain a domain not needed by original trademark owner.) If you
    are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept.

    This is a letter for confirmation. If the mentioned third party is your business partner or distributor in China and Asia area please DO NOT reply. We will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Charlie Ji
    Auditing Director
    Beijing
    HKZC Co., Ltd Tel: +8610 82772510 ext.603′ +8610 82771675 ext.603 Fax: +8610
    827716404 Email: charlie.ji@bjhknet.cn* charlie.ji@hotmail.com Website:
    Http:// http://www.bj-hk.asia http://www. bjhkzc.cn

  114. Jeff Ventura says:

    A friend of mine just said that he got the same one at his business.

    I think the push is pretty concentrated, like many gluts of topical spam.

  115. Jason says:

    We received the same message with out domain in it yesterday. Something about it just didn’t seem right. The Chinese person who supposedly wrote the message in broken English was named Carol. Hardly a Chinese name right?

  116. […] I found an interesting spam email in my inbox this morning that’s basically a personalized approach that hints at a risk to an online trademark (domain name) due to a foreign application being made for the trademark name in country-specific versions (.asia, .biz, .cc, .cn, .com. cn., .hk, etc.).  It looks valid enough to hook a reader at first glance, and only when some research is done do you discover what it’s all about. This approach is obviously personalized to the owner/manager of a commercial Internet brand and hints at risk to our online trademark (miproconsulting) due to a foreign application being made for our trademark name in country-specific flavors (.asia, .biz, .cc, .cn, .com. cn., .hk, etc.).  Being the nice foreign domain registrar they are, the sender of this message, SK Holdings, is asking us if we want to do business with them and secure all of the miproconsulting variants listed below so that we can protect our Internet brand from this foreign applicant. […]

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