Chinese Registry Domain Name Scam
There appears to be a domain name scam which is originating from a company(ies) claiming to be a Chinese domain name registrar. The gist of this scam is that a company contacts you by email, and says there is an issue with your domain name and its trademark. The company wants you to register the .cn (Chinese) version of your domain name through them in this scam.
There are likely different company names involved in this scam, but here is an example email we have seen from this scam:
To whom it may concern: 2009-5-20
We are a domain name registration service company in Asia,
Last week we received a formal application submited by Justin Lin who wanted to use the keyword "xxxx" to register the Internet Brand and with suffix such as .cn /.com.cn /.net.cn/.hk/ .asia/ domain names.
After our initial examination, we found that these domain names to be applied for registration are same as your domain name and trademark. We aren't sure whether you have any relation with him. Because these domain names would produce possible dispute, now we have hold down his registration, but if we do not get your company's an reply in the next 5 working days, we will approve his company's application
In order to handle this issue better, Please contact us by Fax ,Telephone or Email as soon as possible.
Tel: 86 513 8532 2060
Fax: 86 513 8532 2065
You should mark the above email message, if received, as Spam and disregard it.