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Offline hamdi.tn

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WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« on: April 29, 2016, 09:41:14 am »
I just received an Email from a company called East Registry in china and saying that they are the department of China Domain registration service in China.
And what he's saying is that a company in china trying to use my company website name with (.CN) domain !!! so he's asking if i have any relation with this company.
am thankful they notified me ... and shocked that a company is doing that !!! i mean taking a small comany website for what ever reason is just laughable.  :-DD
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« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 09:50:54 am by Kilrah »
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 10:07:05 am »
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m thankful they notified me ... and shocked that a company is doing that !!!
:palm: Thankful for what, that they are trying to scam you?
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 10:15:49 am »
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m thankful they notified me ... and shocked that a company is doing that !!!
:palm: Thankful for what, that they are trying to scam you?

i don't get this scam !!! that's why am posting it here.
i googled this east what ever i it looked to me as  real deal !
But the company they saying is trying to get my adresse does no longer exist !!

am totally lost ! reading Kilrah posted just now !
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 10:24:02 am »
Okay , so as i understand this should be the first mail among other mails that will follow offering protection services and such in order to keep those ppl away !!! i really thought this guy is serious.  :palm:
usually my mail box filter those as spam , this was not marked as spam so i wasted my time reading it and replaying to this crap ...
Thanks everyone  :-+
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 10:32:09 am »
really thought this guy is serious.  :palm:
He is serious in parting you from your money.
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 10:40:15 am »
really thought this guy is serious.  :palm:
He is serious in parting you from your money.

good luck with that. The thing is most of those mail scam start by asking for money, part of me falling for this is cause he didn't ask for money right away ! a reason why i took it seriously !
An other thing to add to all those cliche about china , crap component , crap product, spam spam spam spam , and now web domain scam.  |O
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 10:42:58 am »
East Registry is a Chinese company doing .CN TLD registration, but it has no affiliation with Chinese government (specifically, ministry of industry and information technology).
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 10:48:06 am »
I am getting these e-mails every month or so, even though I am not even the contact person for our company. It is just a scattershot spam from scammers trying to sell useless services.

 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 02:33:41 pm »
You deal and communicate directly with your registrar when it comes to your domain. Everyone else is irrelevant.
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2016, 02:36:48 pm »
^^ this.

Just tell them to fuck off.
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2016, 04:52:09 pm »
Is this a scam, or just clever marketing?

Suppose I have a domain "bluesky.com" and it is successful and I'm making lots of money.  Somebody notices and sees that ".com " is the only top domain I have registered so they register bluesky.info, bluesky.org, bluesky.ca,  bluesky.us, etc and siphon off some of my customers.  Perhaps they even offer to sell me these domains for a lot of money (extortion).

Now somebody else sees that I haven't registered bluesky.cn so being a little more ethical they offer to register it for me for a modest amount of money.  In effect they are selling me a service at a reasonable price so I wouldn't call that a scam as much as a marketing ploy.

Not everyone in the world, even in China, is evil and trying to steal your money.

However I would be skeptical in this case.

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 07:23:26 pm »
You deal and communicate directly with your registrar when it comes to your domain. Everyone else is irrelevant.

Actually the scam is more along the lines - "Company XY is claiming a domain Foo.cn in China and we have found that it matches the name of your company/product Bar. Please confirm that the company XY is your legitimate partner in China ..." with the idea being that someone is trying to cybersquat on your domain and infringe your trademarks ("everybody knows how copycat counterfeit crap comes from China, right?!"). If you reply, then the pitches for the "protection services" come.

So it rarely has anything to do with your normal web domain, unless you are actually in China.

« Last Edit: April 29, 2016, 07:25:33 pm by janoc »
 

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Re: WTF ... chinese company stealing web domain !!!
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2016, 07:55:13 pm »
East Registry is a Chinese company doing .CN TLD registration, but it has no affiliation with Chinese government (specifically, ministry of industry and information technology).
Bull.  Everything in China is controlled by the government.
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