Published On: Mon, Jul 27th, 2015

Beware of Chinese Domain Scams

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Don’t Let Yourself Be Victimized!

Since we all have heard of Internet scams to steal identities, credit card numbers, bank accounts information, etc. We are publishing this hoping it will help and protect people from being taken advantage by scammers.

In the past weeks we received an email stating the following:

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In the email received, they request to forward it to the CEO with a sense of urgency, and they want you to rapidly react to a supposed third party’s plan to register a list of available domain names in CHINA, infringing your companies’ trademark rights. The third party could email you to tell about their plan as well. The email usually comes from someone else with a hotmail or gmail address, ours came from a Gareth Jian /garethjian@gmail.com

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If you fall for this “offer” you´ll end up paying premium prices for your very own domain name and they will even sell you a “Brand protection product” invented for the circumstance.

The email we received

The unsolicited email we received came from a Mr. Edward Zhang General Manager of   Chinese domain www.chinaregistry.org.cn

In the email they explain that a supposed company is interested in YOUR NAME, in this case our name, that happens to be available in China. In a few days they claim, the other party will register these domains, unless you secure them first. The domain registrar www.chinaregistry.org.cn will send you an email from the interested third party (it came from a gmail address) claiming that they want and will register our/your domain name, and they are only waiting for approval from Edward Zhang. Eventually you´ll get (we did) a list of our domain name (theyucatantimes.org.cn, theyucatantimes.cn, theyucatantimes.tw etc…) but no prices. Prices eventually come in another email and are extremely high if you fall for it. As we searched for the information and made phone calls to companies we found on the internet that fell for this scam, one of them explained to us they paid over $2,000 British Pounds for the registrations of their domain name and some invented “brand protection” product.

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Conclusion

If you receive an email from a China Domain Name Registration Center or a similar domain name registrar claiming that someone is about to register your rightful domain names it is 100% FALSEIf you reply, they will offer you the domain names at premium prices but furthermore they will try to sell you long term registrations (up to 30 years) plus that made-up brand protection product for your brand in China.

This scam has been occurring for several months now. In reality they are trying to resell you, your own domain name with Chinese/Asia extensions and unless you intend to do business in Asia or China, there is NO reason to have a domain name outside of your U.S. Mexico domain name (.com, .net, .org .mx etc.)

Please beware and share with your friends so you do not become a victim of this scam!

China-Scams

Image: www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com

 

Here is a part of a list we found in http://www.europeandomaincentre.com 

Company names involved in this non ethical practice:

Yugu Network (yugunetwork.com)
DT Data Technology (datatech.org.cn)
HK Top Level Domain Creating Limited (hkcreating.hk)
PT Information Services (pt-is.cn)
Nat Global Services Ltd. (natgs.org)
A&P (aps.cn.com)
TBS (tbs-net.cn)
AP Authentication (www.ap-cc.cn)
PT Information Services (www.pt-is.cn, pt-is.org)
Asia Registry (asiaregistry.org.cn)
DHS Web International (dhs-web.org)
Asian Domain Registration Institution (now.cn)
DN Net Property (dn-ltd.org)
YI GUAN (ygnetworks.org)
YIGUDNS (www.yigudns.com)
NTI Concept Service (ntics.org.cn)
Asian DNS Co. Ltd. (asian-dns.com)
Public DNS Data Center (pdnsdata.org)
China Intellectual Property Office (cn-ipr.asia)
Tika Management Registry Center (tika-global.com)
CN Intellectual Property Office (cn-ipr.asia, cn-ipr.net)
XS Solutions (asiandomaincentre.org)
IGN Domains (igndomains.co.uk)
D&H (dhservices.cn)

Contact persons’ names and contact details used.

Edward Zhang, Tel: +86 21 6191 8696 Fax: +86 21 6191 8697 Email: edward.zhang@chinaregistry.org.cn
Steve Luo, General Manager Tel: +86 21 6191 8696 Fax: +86 21 6191 8697 Email: steve.luo@yiginetwork.com
Aaron Zhang, Tel: 86 551 634 911 91 Fax: 86 551 634 911 92 Email: a.zhang@dtdata.org.cn
Vincent Liu, General Manager Tel: +86 21 6191 8696 Fax: +86 21 6191 8697 Email: vincent.liu@yugudns.com
Michael Hon, Tel: +86.551.63491191 Fax: +86.551.63491192 Email: Michael@tbs-ca.com.cn
Kevin Lu, Senior Consultant Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax:+86-21-6191-8697 Email: kevin@cnygregistry.org.cn
Scott Wang, General Manager Tel: +86 21 6191 8696 Fax: +86 21 6191 8697 Email: scott.wang@yugunetwork.com
Alger Miao, Senior Adviser Tel:(0086) 0551-63491191 Fax:(0086) 0551-63491192 Email: alger.m@dturl.org.cn
May Dong, Senior Consultant Manager Tel: +865538366231 Fax: +865538366231 Email: md@dregist.org
Bob Wong, Senior Consultant Manager Tel: +865538366231 Fax: +865538366231 Email: b@nsu.asia, bob@nos.org.cn
Rex Zhang, Tel: 86 551 634 911 91 Fax: 86 551 634 911 92 Email: rexz@datatech.org.cn
Frank Luo, General Manager Tel: +86 21 6191 8696 Fax: +86 21 6191 8697 Email: frank.luo@yiginetwork.com
Nicole Zhang, Manager of Auditing Department Tel: +852 3 050 67 65 Fax: +852 3 069 74 09 Email: nicole@tldservice.org
Andrea Lee, Registration Department Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266069 Email: andrea@pt-is.cn
Albert Lee, Registration Department Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266069 Email: albert.lee@pt-info.cn
Nathan Wang, Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax:+86-21-6191-8697 Email: nathan@chinaygregistry.com
Richard Chan, Tel: +86.551.63491191 Fax: +86.551.63491192 Email: richard@tbs-int.cn, richard@ap-ser.cn, richard@dtweb.org.cn
Tito Hon, Tel:(0086) 0551-63491191 Fax:(0086) 0551-63491192 Email: tito@ap-ac.cn, tito@ap-ser.cn
Greg Lin, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +865538366231 Fax: +865538366231 Email: gl@ncon.net.cn, greg@nsu.asia, g.l@nconsult.cn
Bill Chan, Tel: +86.551.63491191 Fax: +86.551.63491192 Email: bill@tbs-int.cn
Bengj Miao, Senior Adviser Tel:(0086) 0551-63491191 Fax:(0086) 0551-63491192 Email: beng@aps.cn.com, bengj@tbs-ca.com.cn
Jim Dong, Senior Adviser Tel: +86.551.63491191 Fax: +86.551.63491192 Email: jdong@tbs-net.cn, jim@tbs-net.cn, jim@ap-ser.cn, jdong@dtit.org.cn
Kevin Dong, Senior Adviser Tel: +86.551.63491191 Fax: +86.551.63491192 Email: kevin@tbs-ic.cn, kevin@ap-ser.cn, kdong@tbs-net.cn, kevin@ap-ac.cn, kevin@ap-as.com.cn

 

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  1. Saam says:

    Thank you for alert, we’ve got the same e-mail.

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Sep 10, 2015, we received an application from Huamei Holdings Ltd requested “tea-village” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Scott Wang
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yugunetwork.com

  2. zam says:

    Thank you for alert, we’ve got the same e-mail.

    and a follow up email see below

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Sep 17, 2015, we received an application from Huamei Holdings Ltd requested “visual-domain” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Oliver Liu
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaygregistry.org

    ————————————Gareth Jian
    To whom it concerns,

    We will register the China domain names “visual-domain.cn” “visual-domain.com.cn” “visual-domain.net.cn” “visual-domain.org.cn” and internet keyword “visual-domain” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Oliver Liu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Oliver Liu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Gareth Jian

  3. Tracy Ridge says:

    I received a similar one.

    Dear sir or madam,

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

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

    Best Regards
    Mike Hon
    Tel: +86.551.63491191
    Fax: +86.551.63491192
    Address:689 Huizhou Road, Hefei, Anhui, China 23001

  4. Colin Sokhela says:

    Hi

    I’ve just received this email. (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)
    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Oct 8, 2015, we received an application from Huamei Holdings Ltd requested “amakhuzeholdings” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Vincent Liu
    General Manager
    YUGUDNS (Head Office)
    B06, Yujing Building, No.1 Jihe Road,
    Shanghai 201107, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yugudns.com

  5. Suzann Henson says:

    Please add the following to your list of people that this email comes from.
    Tony Liu
    General Manager
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.org.cn
    tony.liu@chinaregistry.org.cn

  6. Victor says:

    Hust receive email they ask me as other have explained in above. Thanks for the information we share.

    Subject: taliinasisafaris CN domain and keyword
    From: “Ian Liu”
    Date: Fri, October 16, 2015 1:05 pm
    To: victor@taliinasisafaris.com
    Priority: Normal
    Options:
    View Full Header | View Printable Version | Download this as a file | Add to Address Book | View Message Details | View as plain text

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Oct 15, 2015, we received an application from Huamei Holdings Ltd requested “taliinasisafaris” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Ian Liu
    General Manager
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,

    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.org.cn

  7. Deyan says:

    Here is our experience with urgent 2 e-mails:

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Oct 12, 2015, we received an application from Huamei Holdings Ltd requested “plateaucycling” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Alan Liu
    General Manager
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.net.cn

    AND FROM THE NEXT WEEK:

    To whom it concerns,
    We will register the China domain names “plateaucycling.cn” “plateaucycling.com.cn” “plateaucycling.net.cn” “plateaucycling.org.cn” and internet keyword “plateaucycling” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Alan Liu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Alan Liu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
    Best regards
    Gareth Shui

  8. naser says:

    On Oct 23, 2015, at 4:04 AM, Peter Zhang wrote:

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Oct 22, 2015, we received an application from Huabo Holdings Ltd requested “nastrodesign” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Peter Zhang
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    B06, Yujing Building, No.1 Jihe Road,
    Shanghai 201107, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yiguandns.com

    A day later i got this one…

    Gareth Jian
    3:41 AM (12 hours ago)

    to me
    To whom it concerns,
    We will register the China domain names “nastrodesign.cn” “nastrodesign.com.cn” “nastrodesign.net.cn” “nastrodesign.org.cn” and internet keyword “nastrodesign” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Peter Zhang’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Peter Zhang advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
    Best regards
    Gareth Jian

    • Naser says:

      Third Email:

      Dear xxxx,

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

      According to the domain name registration principle: The domain name and internet keyword which applied based on the international principle are opened to companies as well as individuals. Any companies or individuals have rights to register any domain name and internet keyword which are unregistered. Because your company haven’t registered this name as China domains and internet keyword on the internet, anyone can obtain them by registration. However, in order to avoid this conflict, the trademark or original name owner has priority in the registration of China domain name and internet keyword during our audit period. If your company is the original owner of this name and want to register these China domain names (.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn) and internet keyword to prevent anybody from using them, please inform us. We can send you an application form with price list to help your company register these China domains and internet keyword during our audit period.

      Kind regards

      Peter Zhang
      General Manager
      Shanghai Office (Head Office)
      B06, Yujing Building, No.1 Jihe Road,
      Shanghai 201107, China
      Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
      Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
      Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
      Web: http://www.yiguandns.com

  9. Alex says:

    First we got this…
    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Nov 9, 2015, we received an application from Huabo Holdings Ltd requested “burkhartcompany” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Charles Liu
    General Manager
    YIGUDNS (Head Office)
    B06, Yujing Building, No.1 Jihe Road,
    Shanghai 201107, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yigudns.cn

    Then we got this….
    To whom it concerns,

    We will register the China domain names “burkhartcompany.cn” “burkhartcompany.com.cn” “burkhartcompany.net.cn” “burkhartcompany.org.cn” and internet keyword “burkhartcompany” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Charles Liu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Charles Liu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Gareth Ren

  10. Yshkeyna says:

    We just got this one today, 12/1/15:

    Sent: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 11:32 pm
    Subject: innerlightresources CN domain and keyword

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Nov 9, 2015, we received an application from Huabo Holdings Ltd requested “innerlightresources” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Scott Zhang
    General Manager
    Shanghai Office (Head Office)
    6012, Qilai Building, No. 889 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 200233, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yogonetwork.com

  11. Alexei says:

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Nov 9, 2015, we received an application from Huabo Holdings Ltd requested “arcticland” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Brent Liu
    Thanks a lot for publishing and explaining. Couldn’t figure out why on Earth some one in China would want our name and why we should register something in China. Here what we received, again from “general manager”.

    General Manager
    YAGADNS (Head Office)
    B06, Yujing Building, No.1 Jihe Road,
    Shanghai 201107, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yagadns.com

    ========

    Dear Alexei,

    The audit period will be over soon but we have not heard from you since our last comunication. Anyone can obtain CN domains (.cn/.com.cn/.net.cn/.org.cn) and internet keyword by registration because your company haven’t registered this name as CN domains and internet keyword on the internet. You must know the domain names and internet keyword which applied based on the international principle are opened to companies as well as individuals. Also, we have suggested they should choose another name but they are persistent in this name. As a domain name registrar, we have no rights to refuse their application if they insist. In this situation, we have told your company has priority in the registration of China domain name and internet keyword during our audit period. Could you tell us whether or not your company want to register these CN domain names and internet keyword to prevent anyone from using them?

    Kind regards
    Brent Liu

  12. Pascale says:

    Thanks for this information.

    I’have just avoided this scam thanks to you.

    Here is the mail I received:

    From albert@asiaregistry.org.cn

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Dec 14, 2015, we received an application from Huaxun Holdings Ltd requested “My Domain name” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Albert Liu
    General Manager
    Asia Registry (Head Office)
    8052, Qihai Building, No. 59 Baolian Road,
    Shanghai, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.asiaregistry.org.cn

    One day after, I received an other mail from garethren@gmail.com

    To whom it concerns,
    We will register the China domain names “My domain.cn” ” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Albert Liu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Albert Liu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
    Best regards
    Gareth Ren

    Beware of this scam and thanks again

  13. Michael says:

    Gareth Ren
    13:43 (2 ч. назад)
    Got the same SCAM today. HERE IT IS as shown below

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

    We are the department of China Domain registration service in China. On Dec 28, 2015, we received an application from Huaxun Holdings Ltd requested “oilgasprom” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have affiliation with this Chinese company or not?

    Kind regards

    Robert Liu
    General Manager
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    8052, Douhai Building, No. 59 Baolian Road,
    Shanghai, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.org.cn
    Email: robert@chinaregistry.org.cn

    To whom it concerns,
    We will register the China domain names “oilgasprom.cn” “oilgasprom.com.cn” “oilgasprom.net.cn” “oilgasprom.org.cn” and internet keyword “oilgasprom” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Robert Liu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Robert Liu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
    Best regards
    Gareth Ren

  14. Richard says:

    Thanks for the article. We received the following email:

    Subject: RE: About “mydomainname”- Domains Registration Notification With You
    Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 15:26:35 +0800
    From: “May Dong”
    To: “employeename”

    (Since it is significant, forward the following E-mail to your CEO or relevant responsible person. Thanks)

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on January 5th, 2016 that a company claimed “CondLnan Company” were applying to register “ourdomainname” as their Net Brand and some “ourdomainname” Asian countries top-level domain names through our firm.

    Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company’s. Since now the cyber-squatting events and domain name abuse are very serious, in order to avoid such incidents cause unnecessary loss of benefits to your company. so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “CondLnan Company” Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Best Regards,

    May Dong

    Senior Consultant Manager

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

  15. Re says:

    Thanks for the article. We received the following email:

    (It’s very urgent, please transfer this email to your CEO. Thanks)
    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On Jan 11, 2016, we received an application from Kebao Holdings Ltd requested “xxxx” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is associated with your company or not?

    Kind regards

    Francis Liu
    General Manager
    YAGADNS (Headquarters)
    3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road,
    Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yagadns.com
    Email: francis.liu@yagadns.com

  16. David says:

    I received this version of the scam today:

    — SPAM —

    It’s very urgent, please transfer this email to your CEO. Thanks)

    We are the department of China Domain registration service in China. On Jan 11, 2016, we received an application from Kebao Holdings Ltd requested “lovaniacommunications” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have association with this Chinese company or not?

    Kind regards

     

     

    Donald Liu

    General Manager 
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road

    Shanghai 201103, China

    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.net.cn

  17. Jon says:

    I received on just now for my travel-tourist-information site. It’s not ranked very highly so they must be spamming millions of people with robots. Thanks for the warning.

  18. Christoph says:

    Another Version of the scam:

    ——
    (It’s very urgent, please transfer this email to your CEO. Thanks)

    We are the domain name registration and dispute organization in China. On Jan 11, 2016, we received an application from Kebao Holdings Ltd requested “yyyyyy” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have association with this Chinese company or not?

    Kind regards

    Francis Liu
    General Manager
    YAGADNS (Headquarters)
    3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road,
    Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yagadns.com
    Email: francis.liu@yagadns.com

  19. Mait says:

    Today’s harvest:

    ———–
    (It’s very urgent, please transfer this email to your CEO. Thanks)
    We are the department of China Domain registration service in China. On March 10, 2016, we received an application from Ketai Holdings Ltd requested “euroland” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Kind regards

    Robert Liu
    General Manager
    YIGUDNS (Headquarters)
    3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road,
    Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yigudns.cn
    Email: robert.liu@yigudns.cn

  20. Teresa says:

    Thank you for the warning, we received 2 emails:

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

    We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On March 7, 2016, we received an application from Ketai Holdings Ltd requested “bestfishing” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company is affiliated with this Chinese company or not?

    Kind regards

    Bob Xu
    General Manager
    China Registry (Headquarters)
    6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road,
    Shanghai 201103, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.cn

    and today another one:

    To whom it concerns,

    We will register the China domain names “bestfishing.cn” “bestfishing.com.cn” “bestfishing.net.cn” “bestfishing.org.cn” and internet keyword “bestfishing” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Bob Xu’s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Bob Xu advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.

    Best regards

    Gareth Ren

  21. N-D says:

    Got the mails from Stefan Liu / Gareth Ren / Stefan Liu.

    Just adding this comment to confirm that I got exactly the same wording a stated above. Going to ignore it from now on. Thankt you very much for having published this scam!

  22. Dennis says:

    Thank you very much for this blogpost!

    I’d like to contribute as well. We just got similiar mails.

    +————-+—————————————+
    | Header Name | Header Value |
    +————-+—————————————+
    | Return-Path | |
    +————-+—————————————+
    | Reply-To | |
    +————-+—————————————+
    | From | “Tony Liu” |
    +————-+—————————————+
    | Subject | my-other-domain CN domain and keyword |
    +————-+—————————————+

    You can find the details along with the mail body here: http://pastebin.com/WAhhmryn

  23. Dennis says:

    (Please merge with comment before)

    The following addreses were included:

    http://www.whois.com/whois/aliyun.com
    http://www.whois.com/whois/yogudns.com

    Looks like the first one is legit since it belongs to the Alibaba inc while the second one must be owned by the scammer.

  24. Lena Nichols says:

    Extremely grateful to have read this. We just got the email this week in relation to Merida Music Festival from:

    Francis Liu
    General Manager
    YAGADNS (Headquarters)
    3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road,
    Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yagadns.com
    Email: francis.liu@yagadns.com

    The follow-up came from garethren@gmail.com / Gareth Ren.

  25. Alessandro Marconi says:

    Hello from Italy, let us join the group and please welcome new contact person Mr. David Liu !

    Da: David Liu [mailto:david.liu@yigudns.com]
    Inviato: martedì 10 maggio 2016 10:28
    A: presidenza
    Oggetto: nuovoimaie CN domain and keyword

    (Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)
    This is a formal email. We are the Domain Registration Service company in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. On May 9, 2016, we received an application from Kede Holdings Ltd requested “nuovoimaie” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have relations with this Chinese company or not?

    Kind regards

    David Liu
    General Manager
    YIGUDNS (Head Office)
    3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road,
    Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86 21 6191 8696
    Mobile: +86 138 1642 8671
    Fax: +86 21 6191 8697
    Web: http://www.yigudns.com

  26. Arne says:

    On 12 May we also received a message claiming that Kede Holdings Ltd us trying to register OUR domain. Be carefull ….

  27. Jo says:

    New Contact person:

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

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. On June 27, 2016, we received an application from Kerui Holdings Ltd requested “igloou” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (igloou.cn, igloou.com.cn, igloou.net.cn, igloou.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have affiliation with this Chinese company or not?

    Best Regards,
    Jeff Zhang | Service & Operations Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697 | Mob: +86-13816428671
    Email: jeff@chinaregistry.com.cn
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.com.cn

    To whom it concerns,
    We are the Kerui company. We will register the China domain names “igloou.cn” “igloou.com.cn” “igloou.net.cn” “igloou.org.cn” and internet keyword “igloou” and have submitted our application. We are waiting for Mr. Jeff Zhang ‘s approval and think these CN domains and internet keyword are very important for our business. Even though Mr. Jeff Zhang advises us to change another name, we will persist in this name.
    Kind regards
    Gareth Rao

  28. Antonio Lista says:

    Justa received such a mail from
    hina Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Many thanks for this well documented info.
    Muchas gracias amigos del Yucatán por vuestro trabajo!
    AL

  29. Graham says:

    The following contact details were used in our case:

    Karen Xu | Service & Operations Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697 | Mob: +86-13816428671
    Email: karen@chinaregistry.org.cn
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.org.cn

    Company quoted as buying the domains was “Kekai Holdings Ltd”

  30. adib says:

    Just received this:

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

    Dear President & CEO,

    This email is from China Intellectual Property Office, which mainly deal with trademark and domain name registration internationally. We received an application from “Ecolume Investment Ltd” on August 9, 2016. They want to register “theotherdada” as their Network Brand in China,Hong Kong,Taiwan and some Domain(.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.hk/.com.hk/.tw/.com.tw/.in/ETC).

    Now we are handling this registration,We checked and found the keyword is your company’s registered trademark. But have not registered in China,Hong Kong,Taiwan. So we inform you to confirm whether this registration will affect and conflict your company. If this registration will not affect and conflict your company, then we can finish registering for them as per our duty. If this registration will affect and conflict your company. Please contact us by telephone or email within 7 workdays, so we can better handle the issue.

    Best Regards,

    Vince Lee

    Senior Consultant Manager

    TO Global Internet
    http://www.togint.org

  31. Jhonny says:

    Thank you very much for warning us about this scammers!!

    I got this message yesterday:

    Edward Liu
    asiaregistry65@aliyun.com

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

    We are the domain name registration service company in China. On Aug 11, 2016, we received an application from Kewei Holdings Ltd requested “breastactivesfunciona” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (breastactivesfunciona.cn, breastactivesfunciona.com.cn, breastactivesfunciona.net.cn, breastactivesfunciona.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether your company have relations with this Chinese company or not?

    Best Regards,
    Edward Liu | Service & Operations Manager
    Asia Registry (Head Office) | 3005, Jinxuan Building, No. 238 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030, China
    Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697 | Mob: +86-13816428671
    Email: edward@asiaregistry.org.cn
    Web: http://www.asiaregistry.org.cn

    This email contains privileged and confidential information intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy this email and inform the sender immediately. We appreciate you respecting the confidentiality of this information by not disclosing or using the information in this email.

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  35. John Ren says:

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

    Dear President & CEO,

    This email is from China IPR, which mainly deal with International Trademark registration. We received an application from TFZJ Industrial Ltd. They want to register ” akhilaatourism ” as their International Trademark and some Domain(.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.hk/.com.hk/.tw/.com.tw).

    We checked and found the keyword is similar to your company’s name. So we inform you to confirm whether this registration will affect and conflict your company internationally. If NOT, then we can finish registering for them as per our duty. If this registration will affect and conflict your company. Please contact us by telephone or email within 10 workdays, so we can better handle the issue. Thanks for your cooperation.

    All the best wishes for you!

    John Ren
    International Department/Manager
    China IPR
    Add:3/F,1st Building ZongFu Street No.47
    Jinjiang District, ChengDu, China.
    Post Code: 610000
    Tel: +86 2887775008
    Fax: +86 2862465008
    Web: http://www.chinaiprr.com
     Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.

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  38. Sasha Erceg says:

    Thanks guys! I had the same problem with them and have reported them to authorities. You should also report them, so authorities see it is real scam. Email address of SHANGHAI authority ONLY: songjiang@sgs.gov.cn . Look at the footer of email to see if scam “company” belongs to this region. Also, if you have Avast antivirus with site security add-on, please open it once and BLOCK this scam sites. Together we will win. 🙂

  39. Kim says:

    Thank you for the warning! I received this today:

    (It’s very urgent, please transfer this email to your CEO. Thanks)

    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. On June 5, 2017, we received an application from Baohai Ltd requested “littleboxes” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (littleboxes.cn, littleboxes.com.cn, littleboxes.net.cn, littleboxes.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

    Best Regards,
    Bob Liu | Service & Operations Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Mob: +86-13816428671 | Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697
    Email: bob@chinaregistry.org.cn
    Web: http://www.chinaregistry.org.cn

    This email contains privileged and confidential information intended for the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy this email and inform the sender immediately. We appreciate you respecting the confidentiality of this information by not disclosing or using the information in this email.

  40. Sasha Erceg says:

    Try to file compliant to https://econsumer.gov/#crnt, maybe they can help. I just did it.

  41. Jodie says:

    Just received this. 08/06/2017

    Dear CEO/Principal,

    This is Vince Lee—Senior Consultant of domain name registration and solution center in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on June 7, 2017. that a company claimed “Berries Ltd” were applying to register “bondsgaragesandsheds” as their Network Brand and some “bondsgaragesandsheds” Asian countries top-level domain names(in/hk/tw/etc) and China (CN) domain names through our firm.

    Now we are handling this registration, and after our initial checking, we found the name were similar to your company’s, so we need to check with you whether your company has authorized that company to register these names. If you authorized this, we would finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 7 workdays, so that we could handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Berries Ltd”. Looking forward to your prompt reply.

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

    Best Regards,

    Vince Lee

    Senior Consultant Manager
    imap://info%40bondsteelbuildings%2Ecom@mail.bondsteelbuildings.com:143/fetch%3EUID%3E.INBOX.Trash%3E24348?part=1.2&filename=Logo.jpg

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