The trademark domain name scam is one of the oldest in the book.
A registrar from China emails you, saying that someone is trying to register domain names very similar to your trademark or existing domain names. They’re checking with you as a courtesy to see if you’d like to register the domains first.
Although it might seem like a kind gesture, it’s all a lie. They’re trying to get you to register domain names through them.
Now a Brazil company is apparently trying the same tack. But it hasn’t figured out how to mail merge similar domain names in its spam. Here’s the message I just got:
We have identified domain registration attempts that you already have in other extensions.
Avoid the loss of these domain:
Check availability on our website and register now: registracom.com
Grateful for your attention,
Team / Registracom
YourDomains.com? Nice try.
There’s no record of an ICANN Accredited registrar with the name RegistraCom.
Well, it’s your domains, aren’t they? 😛
Some time ago, the Chinese version of the scam went ahead and registered these domains, then they listed them on 4.CN for sale. Keep an eye on their inventory.
hi Andrew, thanks for sharing. how did you identify they are from Brazil ?
Rubens Kuhl says
They are indeed from Brazil. Some background on them, if your browser has automatic translation enabled:
Andrew Allemann says
That’s according to their website, at least.