YG-Networks.com is a Scam – Rip Off Warning

September 5th, 20109:27 pm @

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They just keep coming. Yet another Chinese domain name scam. As long as they keep scamming, I’ll keep outing them. This ones particularly funny because the domain in question is my fatherhood blog. Sure, everyone wants to register that useless domain name!

Below is the original email:

Dear Manager,

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China. On September,6th,2010, We received HUATAI Company’s application that they are registering the name “straightdopedad” as their Internet Trademark and “straightdopedad.cn”, “straightdopedad.com.cn” ,”straightdopedad.asia”domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Angela Zhang

Registration Department Manager
3002, Nanhai Building 854.Nandan Road
Xuhui District, Shanghai
Office:  +86 216296 2950
Fax:     +86 216296 1557
web: http://yg-networks.com
web: http://www.yg-networks.com

But wait there’s more! One year later and it’s another email with the same scam, same domain that is under threat, but from a company with a slightly different name. How rich!

Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China and Asia.

On August 29th 2011, We received Tianhua Ltd’s application that they are registering the name ” straightdopedad ” as their Internet Keyword and ” straightdopedad .cn “、” straightdopedad .com.cn ” 、” straightdopedad .asia “domain names etc.., It is China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Best Regards,

John
General Manager
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 136615 29704
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Web: www.ygnetworkltd.com