|This bouquet is from Floria 2011 - for Cina, my first commenter.|
I wonder if you have experience what I am experiencing. If you do, can you please share with me how to deal with this?
If you have not, maybe you can also learn from my experience.
Today, I have just received an email (spam or not - I don't know) that reads like this:
(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)
This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China and Asia.
On July 25th 2011, We received (Company Name) Ltd's application that they are registering the name " mynicegarden " as their Internet Keyword and " mynicegarden .cn "、" mynicegarden .com.cn " 、" mynicegarden .asia "domain names etc.., It is China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!
The above email dated 28 Jul 2011 was signed off by somebody with a first name as the General Manager, Shanghai Office (Head Office) Address in Shanghai 200070, China with Tel, Mobile, Fax and website.
The sender's company name is not mentioned anywhere in the email.
Note: The real names has been left out to protect their privacy in case it is genuine.
Now, what should I do?
My dear readers, Autumn Belle needs your help!
Updated on Aug 11, 2011
The sender is among those listed in a post about "Domain Name Scams" by Firetrust a website selling anti-spam softward, the link is here. It seem to me that several other domain owners had also received such emails. If it happens to you, check out the sender's details at the link provided.
At the moment, it looks more like a SCAM as we can't verify the authenticity and/or good intentions, etc. Hence, be cautious not to reveal your personal details or bank account numbers.