I received a very official looking email from a Chinese company representing themselves as the governmental agency in China
telling me a Chinese company was trying to register my company's name as a .com.cn, .org.cn, etc. and if I didn't approve I should let them know.
The 2nd email said the Chinese company refused to stop using my name so my only remedy was to register my name in China to prevent their
using my name. They sent me a list of domain name registration prices, a very official-looking price list.
I decided it was too expensive (1800/year per url) and that it wasn't worth it.
That was the end of it, I thought.
Then I got a 2nd email nearly identical to the first, also very official looking, from a different email source with a slightly different governmental agency name.
Then I got a 3rd, and now a 4th.
I just want to let all the vendors on CN know that this is obviously a scam. The sources do not have the authority to register your name, and it is just a very
slick scam to bilk us out of money.
If you get such an email, you can report it to:
The emails I received all had a .cn at the end of the return address. I did not investigate the IP addresses to see if they were all from China. They may not have been.
Consider this a friendly FYI.
Edited by Starman1, 15 January 2022 - 10:03 AM.