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    I received this today and after a little research found it's a scam. Beware as they seem to be targetting gambling related domains just now.

    As always - hit the delete button.



    Dear Principal,

    We are a domain name registration organization in HongKong,and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
    We received a formal application from a company called " S-Jeans company " applying to register the domain names:
    doolallys.asia
    doolallys.biz
    doolallys.cn
    doolallys.com.cn
    doolallys.com.tw
    doolallys.hk
    doolallys.info
    doolallys.mobi
    doolallys.net.cn
    doolallys.org.cn
    doolallys.tw

    and Internet trademark :
    doolallys

    in China and also in Asia on July. 15. 2008.
    During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged "S-Jeans company" has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word.We found that the keywords and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company name and trademark.One point need you to confirm: whether this alleged " S-Jeans company " is your business partner or distributor in Asia.If so,we will complete their registration.These days we are dealing with it.

    If you are not in charge of this please transfer this email to appropriate dept,in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.

    Best Regards,
    Paker Lin.
    Director

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    It's a scam, of course, but it's also a warning: unless your business name is trademarked, there's nothing to stop people registering it with any number of TLDs.

    If you feel that your business would be damaged by someone registering yourbusiness.asia or .cn or whatever, it might be a good idea to buy up as many as you can afford. Not from these clowns, who are looking to rip you off, but from a reputable source.

    And you can use these emails as an indicator of which TLDs are still available!
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    Great point and it's also worth remembering that even if trademarked, it's not going to be a quick and simple process to get your names off someone else.

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