China Registrar Scam

I received this email today for my domain name, faithatlaw.com.  Allegedly, another company wants to register my domain name as a .cn and .asia domain.  I can’t imagine that there are actually people in China that would be that interested in a Maryland attorney’s web site (maybe the same people looking to hire me to enforce a Maryland judgment for $800,000 against some poor ex-husband, but in reality are trying to scam my attorney trust account).  However, you will note that the real China domain name registration center is CNNIC, and the registrar listed below, ygnetworkltd.com, is not listed on CNNIC’s list of authorized registrars.  So, this is almost certainly a scam.  I might have my lawyer send them a cease and desist letter!

Dear Manager:

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 April 18th 2011, We received HAITONG  company’s application that they are registering the name ” faithatlaw ” as their Internet Keyword and ” faithatlaw .cn “、” faithatlaw .com.cn ” 、” faithatlaw .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!

Best Regards,

John
Oversea marketing manager
Office: +86(0)21 6191 8696
Mobile: +86 1366152 9704
Fax: +86(0)21 6191 8697
web: http://www.ygnetworkltd.com

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faithatlaw

Maryland technology attorney and college professor.

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