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The Chinese trademark domain name scam in its entirety

An email-by-email look at this common scam.

By now you are probably familiar with the trademark domain name scam. A company sends an email informing you that someone is trying to register domain names containing your trademark (or matching your existing domain). The scammer’s goal is to get you to pay them to register the domain names.

It’s one of the oldest domain name scams in the books. And it works. That’s why it continues to this day.

I recently received another one of these scam emails. I played along rather than delete it so that I could share the entirety here.

Email 1:

from Jerry Chan

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a letter regarding the authorization of domain and brand names of your company, please take it seriously. We are a Chinese registrar for domain and brand names. The registration request has been received by our company from SIQL Global Ltd applying to register brainstormlabs as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). We found the main body of those names is the same as yours after our initial checking.

We are handling the request and needing to confirm whether or not your company authorizes the 3rd party company to register them ASAP. Please let me know your opinions so as to solve it promptly. Looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Jerry Chan
Tel:0086.(0)551.63491 193
Fax:0086.(0)551.63491 192
No.2 Building,Wanda Square,WuHu Road,Hefei China

My Response:

I do not authorize this

Email 2:

Dear Andrew,

Thanks for your letter. Following domains and brand name are applied by that company:
Brand Name:
Brainstormlabs
Domain Names:
brainstormlabs.asia
brainstormlabs.in
brainstormlabs.co.in
brainstormlabs.cn
brainstormlabs.com.cn
brainstormlabs.net.cn
brainstormlabs.org.cn
brainstormlabs.tw
brainstormlabs.com.tw
brainstormlabs.hk
brainstormlabs.com.hk
You shall know that the domain names registration is open-wide, so that company also has the right to apply for those available domain names. In accordance with dispute domain registration principle,your company has the preferential rights to register them and that is why we informed you this case in advance.
At present, we haven’t passed their application because we need your opinion. If your company considers these names are of importance to your business or interest, I suggest that your company registers these names in prior so as to avoid confusion or speculation. Of course, If you don’t think their application would affect your company in the future, then my suggestion is that you can give up these names and let us finish the registration for them as our duty performs. Please give me your company’s decision as soon as possible in order to let us handle this issue properly.

Best Regards,
Jerry Chan

My Response:

I do not approve of them registering these names.

Email #3:

Dear Andrew,

Thanks for your reply. Based on the principle of domain names’registration, all the available domain names can be registered by everyone,including that company.We have known that you had already used the www.brainstormlabs.com, so we are keeping those domain names for your company. However, we can not promise you that that company will not go through other channels to register those names.If those domain names are very important to your company, please contact us in time and cooperate with us as well as carry out the dispute works promptly.If you want to register and protect those names, we need your company to fill out an Application Form and put on record. Please confirm whether you need to register through us. If yes, we will send you application form and registration procedures. Looking forward to your prompt confirmation.

Best Regards,
Jerry Chan

My Response:

Do I have to register them through you or can I register them somewhere else?

Email #4:

Dear Andrew,

Now we are dealing this dispute registration case, you can only register them through us. Please confirm whether you need to register through us, if yes we will send you application form and registration procedures. If not, we wil complete the registration for that company. Waiting for your quick reply.

Best Regards,
Jerry Chan

My Response:

Please send the form.

Email #5:

Dear Andrew,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Of course, Register by yourself is the best way to protect the intellectual property rights. Following is the procedure, you can do follow it.

1. Please fill out the form and return it via email(scaned) or fax.
2. We will dispute the domain name for your company, In the meantime, we will send the Invoice signed & stamped to you.
3. Please remit the payment to us according to the bank information on the Invoice and send the payment proof to us.
4. We will register the domain name for you within 2 workdays after receiving the remittance.
5. You will be awarded the certificates of Brand name after complete the registration.

Following is price list, for your reference:
brainstormlabs.asia 35 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.in 35 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.co.in 35 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.cn 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.com.cn 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.net.cn 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.org.cn 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.tw 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.com.tw 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.hk 65 USD /per year
brainstormlabs.com.hk 65 USD /per year
Brand Name:
BRAINSTORMLABS 180 USD/per year

The Dispute Application Form is attached, pls check it. Time is limited. Please fill the form and return it to us ASAP if you have no questions, we will help you to dispute and register the domain name as per the information you fill in the form. Thank you for your cooperation.

Best Regards,
Jerry Chan

(here’s the attached form)

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  1. John Berryhill says

    See if you can rope them into registering the domain names but… gosh… you keep having trouble with your payment information.

  2. Matt says

    Interesting that they only offer check boxes for 5, 10 and 20 years.

    I’m curious out of how many people/companies go for it. Multiple levels of naivety. But if they hook one who checks all the boxes (every TLD and let’s say 5 years) I guess that brings in an extra $1,000?

  3. Milano says

    Thank you very much! Scams in domain industry appear everyday.
    Everyday in my spam folder I receive “warnings”, “alerts”, everything!
    Be aware folks, scammers nowdays are very very shady.

  4. Andrew Allemann says

    “Jerry” just followed up with me to urge me to submit the forms:

    “Dear Andrew,

    I shall remind you this case is very urgent, please handle it as soon as possible. Have you filled in the application form and returned it? Please let me know. Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Jerry Chan”

  5. Ant West says

    Hi Kim,

    I acquired the .com and .co.uk version of this for a product range I am launching in October.
    I would be happy to relinquish bedazl.com for the right price. Undoubtedly this would be stronger for your clients than the .HK or .CN

    >

  6. Debra Somner Fraser says

    ‘Jerry Chan’ kept popping up in my inbox. I’m always suspicious about these types of email however in the back of the mind there is always that ‘what if?’! The latest approach to wowwoo.co.uk was a particular worry so did a search and found this really useful review / warning. Set my mind at rest –
    appreciated. Thank you.

  7. Hydro_Hume says

    OK – so that was close. I was nearly done. It just seemed so realistic. Here is a copy/paste of the email I was originally sent:

    Dear CEO/Manager,
    Please read this letter carefully since this is an urgent case. We are domain registrar and received the registration request from MANLE Global Ltd applying to register esaservices brand and domain names(cn hk etc). We found those names have same main body as your company’s name. We hereby confirm with your company whether or not your company are affiliated with the applicant. Please let me know your thoughts ASAP so as to let us work this out, Have a nice day.

    Best Regards,
    David Lee
    Tel:0086-551 634 911 93
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Address:No.358,Jiangnan Xinlicheng Garden,Tongcheng Road,Heifei Chin

  8. Pia Ellison says

    We just received this email today! I’ve seen them before and thanks to your warning Andrew, I just got my suspicions verified!

    Dear Sir or Madam,
    Sorry to bother you. We are domain registrar and received the registration request from Gulf East Ltd applying to register thevikingteamllc brand and domain names(cn hk etc). We found those names have same main body as your company’s name. We hereby confirm with your company whether or not your company are affiliated with the applicant. Please let me know your thoughts ASAP so as to let us work this out, Have a nice day.
    Best regards,
    Harvey Xu
    Tel:0086-551 634 911 93
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Address:No.358,Jiangnan Xinlicheng Garden,Tongcheng Road,Heifei China

  9. lafnlab says

    I had someone try to run this scam on me shortly after I registered my domain, so it probably would have happened ~2003 – 2007. I couldn’t afford to buy the Chinese version of my domain name and didn’t see any value in it. I figured if someone wanted to buy gottahavacuppamocha.cn, more power to them 😉

  10. Naren Rawat says

    Even i received the same FRAUD Mail!! for my website : http://www.seolizards.in

    Dear President or CEO,

    Please read this letter carefully since this is an urgent case. We are a Chinese domain registrar. Recently, we received the registration request from MTANG Global Ltd applying to register seolizards brand and domain names(cn hk etc), which have same main body as your company’s name. We send this letter to confirm with your company whether or not you authorize them to register those names. Please give me your thoughts ASAP so as to let us carry on, Thanks.

    Best Regards,
    Judy Yan
    Tel:0086-551 634 911 93
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Address:No.358,Jiangnan Xinlicheng Garden,Tongcheng Road,Heifei China

  11. Andre Weatherford says

    We got this one today.

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Thanks for reading this letter. This is a letter regarding ahldesign brand and domain names(cn hk etc). We are a Chinese domain registrar and received the registration application from Ursn Investment LTD and found the main body of those brand and domain names is same as your company’s name. Therefore, we confirm with your company to verify whether or not you two companies are affiliated. Please reply me ASAP. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Frank Wu

  12. Joe says

    Here is another one just received by my user!
    ===================================
    Dear CEO or General Manager,
    Please read this letter carefully since this is an urgent case. We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, our center received an application from SHENH International Ltd applying to register plastproinc as their brand name and some top-level domain names(.CN .HK etc). After our careful investigation, We found the main body of domain names is same as yours. As a professional registrar, We are obligated to inform you of this situation.
    We are handling the application and we need to confirm whether or not you authorize them to register them? Let me know your answer ASAP so as to solve this promptly. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,
    Ian Wang
    Tel:+86.551.63491192
    Fax:+86.551.63491192
    Address:No.313, Changjiang Zhonglu, Hefei 230000 China

  13. KDK says

    Just got the exact e-mail in the mail today myself. I was suspicious and decided to just let it sit. Then I copied and pasted the postal address into google to see what happens. I came to this page and your info about this scam. Now I’m laughing. Thank you for putting this info up and saving myself and many others time and energy — even money.

  14. william says

    Hi all, i received one also. Thanks the info

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are the department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China. I have something to confirm with you. We formally received an application on Apr 6, 2018 that a company which self-styled “Gulf East Ltd ” were applying to register “gromutual” as their Brand Name and some 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 will finish the registration at once. If you did not authorize, please let us know within 5 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Gulf East Ltd “. Looking forward to your prompt reply.
    Best regards,
    Macy Xue
    Tel: 0086.5516349 1192
    Fax: 0086.5516349 1192
    Address:Dingsheng Times Square No.299,Maanshan South Road,Hefei

  15. Alpacino says

    Here is what I received Today!

    Dear Manager,

    Regarding registration of your company name […..], hereby send the confirmation letter, please read it carefully.

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from YANHAN COMPANY and they apply to register […..] 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,

    Grace Ma | Service & Operations Manager

    Tel:+0086-5538-3662-31 || Fax:+0086-5538-3662-31

    This e-mail are confidential and may contain information that is exempt from disclosure by law and subject to copyright.
    P please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

  16. Tiffany Sewell says

    Just received one as well. I assumed it was a scam but am glad to find this post so that I know for sure.

    Here is the email response after I replied saying that I did not approve them using the domain name, and after he sent a few follow up emails to which I did not respond:

    Dear Sirs,

    Notice: hi, i am Frank Wu. We had discussed the case about disputing your company’s brand name. You have never registered the brand name, the dispute period will come soon. If your company does not register the brand name, we will start aforesaid company registration within 2 workdays. That company will become the legal owner of the brand name in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute question about your intellectual property right and trademark after they succeed in registration. If you have any questions, pls contact us within 2 workdays.

    Best regards,

    Frank Wu

  17. Sherry Zhang says

    I have just received the extract same email. I didn’t trust this email then I found this website. Thank you. I didn’t respond it.

    Dear CEO or General Manager,

    Please read this letter carefully since this is an urgent case. We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from HANLE International Ltd and they apply to register decorapowdercoatings 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,
    Dan Hong
    Tel: 0086.5516349 1192
    Fax: 0086.5516349 1192
    Address:Dingsheng Times Square No.299, Maanshan South Road, Hefei, China

  18. Mark Daniels says

    I got this, thanks for the info, I figured it was something dodgy but hadn’t actually seen it before. I felt like trying to sell THEM my brand for a huge sum of money, but didn’t really want to get into a correspondence with them.

  19. Justin says

    (Please forward this to your CEO or President, formal reply us within 7 workdays. Because this is urgent. Thanks)

    Dear President & CEO,

    This email is from China Intellectual Property Office, which mainly deal with International Trademark and Domain Name etc. Here we have something to confirm with you. A company named “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd” was applying to register ” businesslinkprint ” as its international trademark some domain names(.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.hk/.com.hk/.tw).

    But after our audit work, We found that the keyword are the same as your company name. Because this registration will determine the ownership of the trademark internationally. We need to check with you whether your company has authorized “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd” to register the International Trademark and those Domain Name, and whether you have dispute about this registrations. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration as per our duty. If you did not authorize. Please contact us by telephone or email within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd”. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Regards,

    Joe Ren
    International Department/Manager
    China Intellectual Property Rights
    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
    P Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.

    Just hit me up this morning.

  20. Emilia says

    (Please forward this to your CEO or President, formally reply to uswithin 7 workdays. Because this is urgent. Thanks.)

    Dear President & CEO,

    This email is from China Intellectual Property Office, which mainly deal with International Trademark and Domain Name etc. Here we have something to confirm with you. A company named “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd” was applying to register ” neandws ” as its international trademark and some domain names(.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.hk/.tw).

    But after our audit work, We found that the keyword are the same as your company name. This registration will determine the ownership of the trademark internationally. So we need to check with you whether your company has authorized “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd” to register the International Trademark and those Domain Name, and whether you have dispute about this registrations. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration as per our duty. If you did not authorize. Please contact us by telephone or email within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “Owen Li Investment Co.,Ltd”. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Regards,

    Mark 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.cn-nic.asia
     Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.

    In my mailbox this morning.

  21. Jonny B says

    My friend got this

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from DaaMor Company and they apply to register holisticandbeauty 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,

    Davis Wan | Service & Operations Manager

    Tel:+0086.5538366231 || Fax:+0086.5538366231

    This e-mail are confidential and may contain information that is exempt from disclosure by law and subject to copyright.
    P please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

  22. Henrik Dalgaard says

    Here is the version I received.

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Sorry to bother you. We are domain registrar and received the registration request from Chemil Int’l Company applying to register echoone brand and domain names(cn hk etc). We found those names have same main body as your company’s name. We hereby confirm with your company whether or not your company are affiliated with the applicant. Please let me know your thoughts ASAP so as to let us work this out, Have a nice day.

    Best regards,

    Ethan Yang
    Tel:+86.551.63491192
    Fax:+86.551.63491192
    Address:Dingsheng Times Square No.299,Maanshan South Road,Hefei

  23. Ashley Messner says

    Here’s mine from this morning, from Leo Ren. Clever bastard even has the “consider the environment” tag under his signature. What a trip! Anything coming from overseas gets blocked immediately after I receive it, however, since “he” included a web address, I googled it to see what kind of scam he was involved in.

    (Please forward this to your CEO or President, formally reply to uswithin 7 workdays. Because this is urgent. Thanks.)

    Dear President & CEO,

    This email is from China Intellectual Property Office, which mainly deal with International Trademark and Domain Name etc. Here we have something to confirm with you. A company named “S.H.O. Investment Co.,Ltd” was applying to register ” insurancebrokersmn ” as international trademark and some domain names(.asia/.cn/.com.cn/.hk/.com.hk/.tw).

    After our audit work, we find this name conflicts with your company. So we need to check with you whether your company has authorized “S.H.O. Investment Co.,Ltd” to register the International Trademark and those Domain Name. If you authorized this, we will finish the registration as per our duty. If you did not authorize. Please contact us by telephone or email within 7 workdays, so that we will handle this issue better. After the deadline we will unconditionally finish the registration for “S.H.O. Investment Co.,Ltd”. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Looking forward to your prompt reply.

    Regards,

    Leo Ren
    International Department/Manager
    China Intellectual Property Office
    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.cniprr.com
     Please consider the environment before you print this e-mail.

  24. Su says

    Hi
    Thanks all, for sharing the info. I just received today, exactly the same version as Henrik, who posted on Jun 2, 2018.

    May I know, is there anything we need to do, like filing a police report etc …?

    Pls advise.

  25. Sampath Nilusha says

    this man contacted me too

    Dear Sir,
    The diamondleisure name registration is concerned with your company name,please ascertain it circumspectly.
    This is a letter regarding diamondleisure brand and some diamondleisure based domain names. We are a Chinese domain registrar. Recently we received the registration application from Hunan SUN Co. Limited,they want to register the diamondleisure brand and some domain names. Firstly,we want to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Secondly,we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Looking forward to your reply
    Best Regards,

    Bernice Lee
    Division Manager
    Address:No. 78 Langxi Road,Yaohai District,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 0739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0739 521 5980

  26. Eugene Lim says

    I have received this kind of letter too.. by ignoring them, the latest letter i received are as:

    Dear Sirs,

    Notice: hi, i am Ethan Yang. We had discussed the case about disputing your company’s brand name. You have never registered the brand name, the dispute period will come soon. If your company does not register the brand name, we will start aforesaid company registration within 2 workdays. That company will become the legal owner of the brand name in the world. We had notified you, so we are not responsible for any dispute question about your intellectual property right and trademark after they succeed in registration. If you have any questions, pls contact us within 2 workdays.

    Best regards,

    Ethan Yang

  27. Connie says

    Thank you for this very helpful post. I just discovered this while trying to see if the following email is a scam. Here it is:

    Dear Manager,

    The confirmation letter of your company name watchfiremusic application for registration:

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand name and domain names. Today, Our center received an application from MarTen Company and they apply to register watchfiremusic 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,

    Davis Wan | Service & Operations Manager

    Tel:+0086.5538366231 || Fax:+0086.5538366231

    This e-mail are confidential and may contain information that is exempt from disclosure by law and subject to copyright.
    P please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

  28. Susann Laag-Söderström says

    This has to be sent to me

    Lähettäjä: Wendy Chen [mailto:wendy@tnsl.org.cn]
    Lähetetty: 17. marraskuutata 2018 15:03

    Tärkeys: Suuri

    Dear Sir,
    The important affair is about your company name XXXX
    registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.
    Recently we received the registration application from Kunshan Max Co.,Ltd,they want to register the XXX brand and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar authorized and established by our government,we want to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Waiting for your response.
    Best Regards,
    Wendy Chen
    Division Manager
    Address:No. 78 Langxi Road,Yaohai District,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 0739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0739 521 5980

  29. PC says

    Hi Cleo! I just got the same letter from Candice Chen, as well. Welcome to the club, right? Thank you everyone for sharing. I mean, it certainly smelled like a scam, but seeing all these posts really helped.

  30. MCLSHU says

    We got it from Candice Chen too.

    From: “Candice Chen”
    To: xxxx
    Sent: January 29, 2019 9:42 PM
    Subject: thermovisionusa
    Dear Sir,

    The important affair is about your company name xxxxx
    registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.

    Recently we received the registration application from Xiamen Sun Co.,Ltd,they want to register the xxxxx brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response.

    Best Regards,
    Candice Chen
    Division Manager
    Address:No. 78 Langxi Road,Yaohai District,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 0739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0739 521 5980

  31. Thomas Zickell says

    I just got one and I think it’s # 50 from when this things started.

    If you want to waist their time so they don’t do this as much forward the email to me@rescam (.org)

    Google rescam .org to see what it does to fight back.

  32. Mammypi says

    Thank you guys for sharing your experiences. Here is what I just received. Same group if scammers.

    Dear Director,

    This matter is concening the registration of your company name “mammypi”, please check it earnestly.

    We are an Official registrar. A few days ago, Our center received an application from Changsha top Co.,Ltd and they apply to register “mammypi” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. Please confirm if you have approved their application.Please reply me an e-mail.Thank you.

    Best Regards, 

    Mandy Chen
    Executive Manager
    Address:Floor 12, Baida CBD Building, 360 West Changjiang Road,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 07395  2159  80
    Fax:(+86) 07395  2159  80

  33. P.K.ARUN says

    This is what I received today:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are an agency engaging in registering brand and domain names. Our center received an application from Quijia International Ltd and they apply to register “mydomainname” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. We found the name is same as your used name. I don’t know whether or not you have authorized them.

    We are handling the application form and confirming with you if you authorize them or not ? If you don’t authorize them, please give me an reply.Looking forward to your reply.
    Best Regards

    Arno Liang
    Tel:0086-551 634 911 93
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Address:No.220,Tian Heng Building,fanhu Road,Hefei China

  34. Peter Wintle says

    They are still at it, note phone number is same as a previous post but the office address has changed! Also more stylish text!

    Dear Sir,
    The important affair is about your company name xxxxxxxxxxx registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.
    Recently we received the registration application from Shanghai Top Co.,Ltd,they want to register the xxxxxxxxxxx brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Waiting for your response.
    Best Regards,

    Barbara Lau
    Executive Manager
    Address:Floor 12, Baida CBD Building, 360 West Changjiang Road,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 07395 2159 80
    Fax:(+86) 07395 2159 80

  35. becca says

    I got one, as well. So glad to have found this post. Also suspected it was a scam, but good to see this thread…

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are a domain registrar. We received application request from Zhangwen International Ltd, they apply to register as their brand and top-level domain names. we found the main body of those domain names is same as your company name. I confirm with your company about the relationship between you two companies. Please let me know whether or not you authorize them to register those domain names.

    Right now, we don’t pass their registration request. We are confirming it whether or not you authorize them to register those domain names. looking forward to your reply, thanks.

    Best Regards

    Dana Tian

    Tel:0086-551 634 911 93
    Fax:0086-551 634 911 92
    Address:No.220,Tian Heng Building,fanhu Road,Hefei China

  36. Ventura says

    Still going on here is my copy:

    Dear Director,

    This matter is concening the registration of your company name “xyz”, please check it earnestly.

    We are an Official registrar. A few days ago, Our center received an application from Xiamen Max Co.,Ltd and they apply to register “xyz” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. Please confirm if you have approved their application.Please reply me an e-mail.Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Catherine Lee
    Executive Manager
    Address:Floor 12, Baida CBD Building, 360 West Changjiang Road,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 07395 2159 80
    Fax:(+86) 07395 2159 80

  37. Gabrielle says

    I just received this one. It looks so legit. Any comments?
    Dear Gabby,

    We have received your application form. According to the procedure, we send applicant a payment invoice. Attached please find this invoice and make the payment as it. After your company complete the payment, please send the payment receipt to us.

    Best Regards
    **************************************
    Frank Liu | Service & Operations Manager
    China Registry (Head Office) | 6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China
    Tel: +86-02164193517 | Fax: +86-02164198327 | Mob: +86-13816428671
    Email: frank@chinaregistry.org

  38. John Gyorke says

    I just received this one today. Thanks for your website.

    Dear Director,
    This matter is concening the registration of your company name “thepowerofyourvoice”, please check it earnestly.
    We are an Official registrar. A few days ago, Our center received an application from Shenzhen Jin Co.,Ltd and they apply to register “thepowerofyourvoice” as their brand name and some top-level domain names. Please confirm if you have approved their application.Please reply me an e-mail.Thank you.
    Best Regards,

    Cynthia Lee
    Executive Manager
    Address:Floor 12, Baida CBD Building, 360 West Changjiang Road,Hefei Anhui, China
    Tel: (+86) 07395 2159 80
    Fax:(+86) 07395 2159 80

  39. Me To says

    Mail
    Dear Sir,

    The serious matter is about your company name ****xxx**** registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.

    Recently we received the registration application from Shenzhen Ban Co.,Ltd,they want to register the ****xxx**** brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we are obliged to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response

    Best Regards,

    Alice Yang
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980

  40. Parts says

    Got the same email today from Selina Yang (Senior Manager based at 8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China). We got immediately suspiciuos. We googled it and this post confirmed it as a scam.
    Thank you Andrew and everybody for sharing this.

  41. ALBERTO says

    Acabamos de recibir un correo similar, en este caso remitido por Cathy Qin, Senior Manager. En efecto, confirmamos que no es sino una estafa de falso registro de dominios.

  42. jasonverhaeghe1974gmailcom says

    Just got one yesterday

    The serious affair is about your company name xxx registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.Thank you!

    Dear Sir,

    We are the organization engaging in registering brand name and domain names.Recently we received the registration application from Shanghai Hua Co.,Ltd,they want to register the xxx brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response.

    Best Regards,

    Louise Yang
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980

  43. Orlando C says

    Here’s mine. Oct 18/20

    Dear Orlando,
    Thanks for your response. Now we send you the registration process and Application Form.Following is the process to dispute those names and register:
    1. You fill in the dispute application form return it via email or fax.
    2. We will send the Invoice signed & stamped to you, We will formally submit the application to register for you and put on records.
    3. You transfer the payment to us according to the Bank information on the Invoice and fax the payment proof to us.
    4. When we received your payment proof, we will finish all the registration for your company within two workdays.
    5. You will be awarded the certificates after 10 workdays.
    Here is the cost below:
    Domain Name
    biodetic.asia 35 USD/per year
    biodetic.info 35 USD/per year
    biodetic.co 35 USD/per year
    biodetic.net 35 USD/per year
    biodetic.cn 65 USD/per year
    biodetic.com.cn 65 USD/per year
    biodetic.com.hk 65 USD/per year
    biodetic.hk 65 USD/per year
    biodetic.tw 65 USD/per year
    biodetic.in 65 USD/per year
    Brand name
    BIODETIC 180 USD/per year
    Attached the Application Form.
    If you decide to register those domain names and brand name,please return the Form completely in time,in order for us to do the next step.Any question, please contact us in time. Thanks for your cooperation.

    Best Regards,

    Louise Yang
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980

  44. Nolla says

    Yup just got one today. Strange they must be able to gain access to alibaba as they’ve used a potential manufacturer’s name on the email.

    Thanks for writing this post as you’ve saved us the potential stress/ distress of responding to them. I was really annoyed thinking our manufacturer wanted to scam us as we’re a registered trademark.

    Dear Sir,

    We are obliged to inform you about the company name xxx registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.Thank you!

    We are the organization engaging in registering brand name and domain names.Recently we received the registration application from Shanghai Lux Co.,Ltd,they want to register the xxx brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response.

    Best Regards,

    Christine Lee
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Email: christine.lee@dntl.org.cn

  45. Nent says

    Googled the first sentence in a similar email I received and this blog post was the first result. Keep up the good work!

  46. https://www.daveoshana.com/contact says

    Louise Yang louise.yang@dntl.org.cn

    Dear Sir,

    We are obliged to inform you about the company name xxx registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.Thank you!

    We are the organization engaging in registering brand name and domain names.Recently we received the registration application from Tianjin Max Co.,Ltd,they want to register the xxx brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response.
    Best Regards,

    Louise Yang
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980

  47. a says

    Dear Sir,
    We are obliged to inform you about the company name wegepack registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.Thank you!
    We are the organization engaging in registering brand name and domain names.Recently we received the registration application from Tianjin Max Co.,Ltd,they want to register the wegepack brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Waiting for your response.
    Best Regards,

    Shirley Yang
    Senior Manager
    Address:8th Floor,Berlin International,Shuangqing District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0 739 521 5980
    Fax:(+86) 0 739 521 5980

  48. Alex Mueller says

    Thanks a lot for this information.

    Please, be aware that this scam is still active at Jan 2021

    Several of our customers received emails like the ones described in the article.

  49. Wilma Louras says

    Yup alive and well in 2021…received similar email from Thomas Lui, very official looking and almost had me taken in till I googled his domain name. That is how I found this site. I also called my domain supplier to confirm no one could use my name anywhere in the world. Was told as long as it is registered one could. Glad I found this site…

  50. matjaz says

    Today we have got this letter….
    Thank you for the information!

    Dear Sir,

    We are obliged to inform you about the company name matech registration,please forward it to your company’s leader.Thank you!

    We are the organization engaging in registering brand name and domain names.Recently we received the registration application from Huizhou Max Co.,Ltd,they want to register the matech brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we need to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.

    Waiting for your response.

    Best Regards,

    Paula Wang
    Senior Manager
    Address:6/f,building 8,Qingcheng International,Daxiang District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0739 517 2281
    Fax:(+86) 0739 517 2281

  51. Sergei says

    Yesterday we received this email.
    Thank you for the information!

    Dear Sir,
    The *** name application for registration is closely related to your company name, please forward it to your company’s leader.
    At present,we received the registration application from Guangzhou Wan Co.,Ltd,they want to register the *** brand name and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we are obliged to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Waiting for your reply
    Best Regards,

    Bella Chen
    Senior Manager
    Address:6/f,building 8,Qingcheng International,Daxiang District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel: (+86) 0739 517 2281
    Fax:(+86) 0739 517 2281

  52. Astrid says

    I got this scam today, good thing I Googled it first. The email I got:

    (If you are NOT CEO, please kindly forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please ignore it. Thanks)
    Dear CEO,
    This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in Shanghai, China. On May 4, 2021, we received an application from Hongwei Ltd requested “***” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (***.cn, ***.com.cn, ***.net.cn, ***.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 business partner in China?

    Best Regards
    Frank Liu | Service & Operations Manager

    China Registry (Head Office)

    Tel: +86-02161918696

    Fax: +86-02161918697

    Mob: +86-13816428671

    6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China

  53. ANTHONY says

    JUST RECEIVED

    Dear Sir,
    The ……………………. name registration is closely related to your company name,please forward it to your company’s leader.
    This is a letter regarding ………………………e received the registration application from Huayang Max Co.,Ltd,they want to register the ………………….. brand and some domain names. As an authoritative and responsible registrar,we want to confirm if the company is your company’s cooperative partner. Also we need to verify whether you have allowed the company to apply these names.
    Waiting for your response.

    Best Regards,
    Camille Lee
    Senior Manager
    Address:6/f,building 8,Qingcheng International,Daxiang District,Shaoyang Hunan, China
    Tel:(+86) 0739 5172 281
    Fax:(+86) 0739 5172 281

  54. Sam says

    I would encourage all to setup an auto-reply to these message as follows:

    Dear sir/madam.

    In response to your inquiry, it is my sincere hope that this translates correctly:
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