The Chinese Domain Scam That Won’t Go Away

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There have been several reports this summer of a so-called "Chinese domain scam." As part of the scam, legitimate domain owners receive a questionable email, urging them to register their trademarked domains with Chinese extensions (like .cn) for a hefty premium – or risk losing the domain to another interested party.

There is actually nothing new about this scam. Reports of its existence go all the way back to 2007, but it appears that this pesky deception is now back on the rise.

"We are China’s internet domain services company and last week, we received an application from a Chinese company that has requested we register “[NAME OF U.S. COMPANY”] as their internet name and China (CN) domain name. But after checking into it, we learned that 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? Please respond soonest."

Source: 88domains
 
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