We have recently become aware of an influx of spam e-mails pertaining to domain names going around to registered domain owners. The e-mail’s content refers to your registered domain name(s) and internet branding as being registered by another company in all extensions relating to .cn, .tw, .hk, .org, .info, .asia, .net and more. The disputing company is usually from an Asian country (typically China) and will give you a short amount of time to settle the dispute.
The main goal of these scammers is to get you to register domain names with them at ridiculously expensive prices. They randomly search for a domain name's owner and will send an email message introducing themselves as a reputable domain name company. The scammer will claim that some company has submitted a request to register a few domain names bearing a keyword in your domain name. In order to “protect” your trademark, they will offer a chance to win back the requested domain names within the stipulated time frame before they approve the registration from said company. To make the message look genuine, it is often ended with the person's name, designation, company name, contact numbers, website address and email address in their signature. An important note is to pay attention to the grammar and punctuation of the email. Sometimes you can detect the fraudulence right away through misspellings and/or outdated phrases.