In 10 years of owning this domain I’ve never received one of these emails before, and my spider sense tells me it’s a scam. But I just thought I’d check here as I can’t see what’s in it for the scammer, ie no request for money from me, or info, etc. Here’s the email:
Subject: Internet copyright of “-******” and Kncilov company
Dear President & CEO,
We are an organization specified at dealing with domain name dispute and registration in Asia. We have something important on intellectual property right need to confirm with your company.
On April 7, 2011, we received an application formally, one company named “Kncilov Holding Ltd” applied for the Internet keyword “-******” and some domain names with our organization.
After checking, we found your company is the original trademark owner. If the company’s action haven’t been authorized by your company, so their behavior will conflict with your interests.
(If your company has no relationships with that company nor do not authorized, please reply to us within 7 workdays, if we can’t get any information from yours over 7 workdays, we will unconditionally approve their application. If you are NOT President & CEO, please forward this to your President & CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks.)
Web: shanghai NanZhan computer Technology Co.,Ltd-NanZhan Computer
BTW, it’s not a ‘trademark’ as they’ve stated, it’s my domain, which I’ve held for over 10 years. But anyway, what do they seek to gain? obviously the threat is that I’ll loose my domain if I do nothing, but that seems utterly implausible!