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    Smile Emergent Notice (eMail)

    I got this email from janet.carl@api-dnr.com

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 12:40 am [EST]

    Attention:

    Message: Emergent notice (*my domain keyword*) network trademark registration

    Dear CEO or Manager,

    We are a Global Domain Name Registration Center in Hong Kong, mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On Jan 11,2010 we received a formal application from a local company of your country who is applying to register some domain names with the keyword
    *my domain keyword* as the keyword. After investigation,we find that you are the original user of the keyword. Such similar domain cases may involve your trademark and company name,and may cause website confusion and conflicts. For a responsible attitude, we inform you here and ask for your opinion. If you don't mind,we will finish registration for the third company.

    Look forward to your reply.

    Best Regards,

    Janet.Carl
    Tel: +852-31757931(ext8001)
    Fax: +852-31757932
    Email: janet.carl@api-dnr.com
    Website: www.apidnr.com.hk
    What should I do? I asked them if it was a scam () and they replied with this;

    DearCEO,

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I am sorry that you think this is a scam.
    we are just a global domain name registration center , and it is a step of our registration that we inform you of this matter before accept the third party's application in order to avoid some unnecessary troubles.it depend s on you whether to protect those domain names.Now, the aforementioned third party is applying the following domain names and internet keyword:

    Domain names as below:

    www.mykeyword.com.cn
    www.mykeyword.eu
    www.mykeyword.hk
    www.mykeyword.co.uk
    www.mykeyword.us
    www.mykeyword.asia

    Internet keyword
    mykeyword

    Once you would like to protect or preserve them by registering ahead due to the importance, one valid application form will be sent to start your prior registration. Or we are going to approve the application from the third party if your company does not lay claim to these domains. Please let us know if there is anything more we might be of assistance. Thanks very much and your early reply will be appreciated.
    An introduction of Internet Keyword is enclosed for your review.

    Best Regards

    Janet Carl
    Has anything like this happened to anyone?

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    Yes, it's a standard scam.

    They lead you to believe your keyword/trademark is in danger, and it really is not.
    Then they will charge you a ridiculous amount to register the domain name. If they even register it, and don't just steal your money.

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    Hi,

    It looks to me that they are just wanting you to register all of the domain names that you don't have.

    Kinda like when godaddy says you can also have .net .info .me and so on.

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    Yes it is a scam, I had very similar mails as well.

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    Thanks guys! I thought it was a scam as well

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