Did someone just registered my name as a brand?

After a week of internet cutoff (someone with mindless greed try to steal the cable, but failed), I opened my email and 100 plus emails make their way into my laptop. Most of them are this blog comment notifications. One email caught my eyes. It’s from an domain name company in Beijing. Here is what it says:

JULY 14,2008

Jai Nischal Verma

Domain name & Internet keyword

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are Beijing Erimart Network Service Co, Ltd which is the domain name register center in China. We received a formal application from a company who is applying to register “irwan” as their domain name and Internet keyword on July 13,2008. Because this involves your company name or trade mark so we inform you in no time. If you consider these domain names and internet keyword are important to you and it is necessary to protect them by registering them first, contact us soon.

Kind Regards,


I actually don’t know what to do as this is my first time receiving this kind of email. I just shot them an email back asking for further clarification and my further options.

p/s: sorry for not replying and updating this blog

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  1. #1 by Philip Gamble on July 16, 2008 - 1:09 am

    Sounds like a scam to get you to register other irwan.tlds with them.

  2. #2 by Irwan on July 16, 2008 - 8:59 pm

    thanks philip,

    after some reading this is absolutely a scam from beijing domain company to sell domains with exorbitant price.

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    Indeed, another illegitimate attempt to get you to purchase things from them.

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