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Offline Johnnie F.

The Internet Keyword Scam
« on: June 11, 2012, 02:58:13 PM »
Received an email today:

From: Mike Wang []
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 10:32 AM
To: ********@*********.com
Subject: ******** domain and keyword in CN

Dear CEO,

(If you are not in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On June 11, 2012, we received an application from Hengtong company requested "**********" as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it's necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China?

Kind regards

Mike Wang
Office Manager
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86-21-6191-8696
Mobile: +86-182-2195-1605
Fax: +86-21-6191-8697

If you google "Internet Keyword Scam" you easily find out what it is about: They're trying to sell overpriced registrations of completely useless domain names and the also completely useless registration of an "Internet Keyword" in China to me.

For more info about how the scam works have a look there

I decided to play a little with them and answered:


there is no affiliation between me and Hengtong company. Still I have no reason to object to you registering the domain "*********.cn" for your customer.



Let's see what Mike answers! ;)
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