We would like to remind our customers of a scam that has been around for years and is still in circulation.
It involves getting an email that seems to be alerting you to the fact that someone is trying to register your domain and/or brand in Asia, and seems to be helpful in offering you a chance to reserve the domains yourself.
The email is in the following format:
How are you! The reason why I am sending you this email is because we received an application from “May Null Co.,” today who wants to register the brand name:
Due to the applicant’s name “May Null Co.,” is quite different from
Daniel Yang || Registration Dept.
Mail: daniel(at)dc-digital(dot)org(dot)cn || Website: http://www(dot)dc-digital(dot)org/
This is a scam. Do not reply, just delete it.
It relies on the fact that you cannot register domains in certain Asian countries unless you are a resident or have a trading entity there.
So the scam works by getting you to pre-pay, then asking you for your company address in that Asian territory. If you do not supply this, then your money is non-refundable.