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8:53 pm on Dec 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I posted about this in another forum, but should have put it here.

I've received an email from someone who purportedly represents a Chinese company. It says that this company has registered the "keyword" for a domain that I registered about 15 years ago and currently have it re-newed in advance for another three years.

Apparently this means that if the domain is example.com, then this Chinese company has registered the keyword "example".

Then the email says that it is urgent that I contact them immediately to resolve the "conflict" and avoid legal action.

Has anyone ever heard of "keyword registration" and this type of "conflict"? I think the whole thing is probably a fraud attempt but aren't sure.
9:01 pm on Dec 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like a common scam.

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9:20 pm on Dec 1, 2018 (gmt 0)

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What ^he^ said. Variations on a theme.
2:06 am on Dec 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Been around a few decades. Nothing new. If you have your registration up to day with your registrar you are gold. All they are trying to do is get you to SHIFT to their servers (DON'T DO IT!)
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Just seen this! I get this every month, I have done for years and years, all they've ever done is to try and sell me "my names" which I already own with the .cn extension.

Didn't they clamp down on .cn registrations a few years back? Mine are all still valid yet millions were deleted if I remember correctly.