Domain Name threat! Scam?

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.)

Best Regards,

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!


I bet anything that if you reply, they will offer you their ‘services’ at some high price.

Scam, scam, thank you ma’am.

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Maybe their clients wants to have while you have That’s the only thing I can phathom from what they wrote there since, as you say, they can’t just take your domain name without your permission. Not to mention they’d probably need the authorization code for the domain name too, etc.

thanks, yeah. probably a marketing scheme to win more domain name registrants. very poor, not to mention unprofessional.

I suspect you are giving them too much credit. An out and out criminal scam, IMHO … probably not actually perpetrated by the company named. Scammers regularly ride the backs of real companies, assuming their identity. (What a playground for evil this internet thingy is. :frowning: )

I received a similar email a month ago. 100% scam…

Just ignore and do not go to reply…