Msg#: 4330636 posted 4:56 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am in the US and have received a notice from a Chinese domain registrar who says a major china company, which is a real company, wants to register the same name as mine, but with different extensions (.asia and .cn). They say the Chinese government requires that they contact me and give me the first right of refusal on those names. Of course, they want me to register through them. Is that the scam? Seems like a lot of work just to get registrations.
Msg#: 4330636 posted 8:57 pm on Jun 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
have tried this personally.
In what country? In the US you can't copyright names, though you can register them as trademarks. Canada apparently works differently.
Did you really con someone into thinking that once you've registered a name with one extension, you can block everyone in the world from registering the same name with any and all other extensions? Or did it just make them stop bugging you? :)