Have you recently received an email from a company claiming your domain is going to be purchased by someone else?
For years, small and large businesses around the world occasionally received emails from individuals reportedly working for a Chinese registrar service, offering a “brand protection” package. Such Domain slams are scams targeting business owners who are uneducated regarding the domain name registration process.
Read on to know how phishing emails or phone calls from unauthorized sources can be harmful for your business. Be aware of these phishing emails.
For several years, Asian companies have been pressuring firms to register identical domain names in Asian Top-Level-Domains (TLDs). It is a kind of scam called “Slamming”, and is an illegal practice to mislead firms in order to sell them unsolicited services.
This type of scam starts with an email written directly to the CEO of the targeted company. They try to contact a manager who is always unsure of the rules & regulations of the domain industry. With their way of communication they present themselves as an accredited Asian registrar mainly in China & Japan. It looks very real to the users cause of the personalized email content and marketing strategies they use. These emails will generally pretend to be acting in your favor. Dealing with these unknown parties mostly turns out to be a fraudulent business and domain owners have high risk of being cheated.
They usually will email you or call you for these purposes:
The hustler or the Asian "registrar" realized that the targeted firm owns the rights to the domain names in question. For “ethical” reasons, the Asian provider kindly offers to register the domain in the name of the target instead of for their “client”. The prices are often prohibitive. The greedy scammer threatens to proceed with the initial domain registration request if the rights holder does not purchase the domain names within seven to fifteen days.
There is no point in booking these domains for an efficient naming strategy if you are thinking. In fact, it is useless to register domain names in unpopular TLDs namely .ORG.CN. If there is interest in going to Asia you might want to book .ASIA or .IN (India) or .JP (JAPAN).
We are protective of your Business Identity and the Domain Names you hold.
The first step for you would be to contact your technical team, IT Manager, Web Designer, Domain Manager or Hosting Company. If at that time you are told this is a spam, you need to mark that email as a spam in your email software.
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