Domain Name Story…

​I received this email. What the hell is this?

A Chinese take over? □■□ Or another Crook’s trick?

J’ai reçu ce courriel. Est-ce une nouvelle forme d’escroquerie sur le net ou bien une invasion chinoise? 

Email text: 

« Dear CEO,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. If this email affects you, we are very sorry, please ignore this email. Thanks)

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in China.
We received an application from Hualong Ltd on September 19, 2016. They want to register  » 
strategika51  » as their Internet Keyword and  » strategika51 .cn « 、 » strategika51  » 、 » strategika51 « 、 » strategika51  » 、 » strategika51 .asia  » domain names, they are in China and Asia domain names. But after checking it, we find  » strategika51  » conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?

Best Regards,

Jim | Service Manager

CN Web Registry (Head Office)

8006, Xinlong Building, No. 415 WuBao Road, Shanghai 201105, China

Tel: +86-2161918696 | Fax: +86-2161918697  | Mob: +86-1870199 4951



11 réflexions sur « Domain Name Story… »

    1. Boarf, c’est une tentative d’escroquerie mêlant chantage et menace de cybersquattage, qui dure depuis quelques années. Digne d’un enlarge your penis nigerian… On peut passer à autre chose.


  1. Domain Name Scams Are Alive And Well, Thank You

    « Is somebody actually trying to register your company name as a .cn or .asia domain? Not likely. And don’t pay them.

    « After a few quiet years in my backwater of the Internet, in March of 2016, we saw a new sales push that came from China. The initial contact on March 4th, from somebody calling himself Jim Bing read (preserved here with headers for reference, you may need MIME tools to actually extract text due to character set handling),

    Subject: Notice for « bsdly »

    Dear CEO,

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

    « This time around I was only taking a break between several semi-urgent tasks, so I quickly wrote a reply, phrased in a way that I thought would likely make them just go away (also preserved here):

    Subject: Re: Notice for « bsdly »

    Dear Jim Bing,

    We do not have any Chinese partners at this time, and we are not
    currently working to establish a presence in Chinese territory. As to
    Huabao Ltd’s intentions for registering those domains, I have no idea
    why they should want to.

    Even if we do not currently plan to operate in China and see no need
    to register those domains ourselves at this time, there is a risk of
    some (possibly minor) confusion if those names are to be registered
    and maintained by a third party. If you have the legal and practical
    authority to deny these registrations that would be my preference.

    Peter N. M. Hansteen

    « Yes, that domain name has been around for a while. I didn’t immediately remember exactly when I’d registered the domain, but a quick look at the whois info (preserved here) confirmed what I thought. I’ve had it since 2004.

    « So basically he’s fishing for me to pony up some cash and register those domains myself through their outfit. Quelle surprise.

    « Checking whois while writing this it turns out that apparently has been registered:

    [Wed Mar 09 20:34:34] peter@skapet:~$ whois
    Domain Name:
    ROID: 20160229s10001s82486914-cn
    Domain Status: ok
    Registrant ID: 22cn120821rm22yr
    Registrant: 徐新荣
    Registrant Contact Email:
    Sponsoring Registrar: 浙江贰贰网络有限公司
    Name Server:
    Name Server:
    Registration Time: 2016-02-29 20:55:09
    Expiration Time: 2017-02-28 20:55:09
    DNSSEC: unsigned

    But it doesn’t resolve more than a week after registration:

    [Wed Mar 09 20:34:47] peter@skapet:~$ host
    Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

    That likely means they thought me a prospect and registered with an intent to sell, and they’ve already spent some amount of cash they’re not getting back from me. I think we can consider them LARTed, however on a very small scale

    « So summing up,
    This is a scam that appears to have been running for years.
    If something similar to those messages start turning up in your inbox, the one thing you do not want to do is to actually pay for the domains they’re offering.

    Most likely you do not need those domains, and it’s easy to check how far along they are in the registration process. If you have other contacts that will cheaply and easily let you register those domains yourself, there’s an element of entertainment to consider. But keep in mind that automatic renewals for domains you don’t actually need can turn irritating once you’ve had a few laughs over the LARTing.
    If you are actually considering setting up shop in the markets they’re offering domains for and you receive those messages before you’ve come around to registering domains matching your trademarks, you are the one who’s screwed up. »

    According comments on Peter N. M. Hansteen ‘s website, « Jim » is active again.

    @S51, please say hello to Jim The Scammer for me. 😉

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