Beware of the domain scams...

Commentary May 22, 2010

Back in 2004, I wrote about a company doing domain scams – trying to scare people into thinking that someone else was trying to register domain names that are similar to their own. It seems this practise has become very popular, as I am seeing many of these types of scams going through various mail systems.  I try block them where I can, but you can't stop em all. They mostly seem to originate from China these days.

So, just be warned, that if you get an email from some company – particularly from China – that "someone" is trying to register your "intellectual property" (as they tend to call it), just delete it. It's a scam to try get you to register domain names that you don't need at incredibly high prices.  Personally, I usually respond with a 'Fuck off', but that's just me.

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