CNBC IT Co. Limited are at it again – More Domain Scams

I had an enquiry for a client about an email they received, as soon as I saw the content and who it was referring to, it was obviously a scam I blogged about earlier, and with SEDO here.

The ones I received, were sent directly to my email address, supposedly from the WHOIS record of my domain. That wouls make sense, as it should be that person responsible for the renwal or registering of the domain.

My clients one however, was sent via the contact form on her website.

It pretty much says the same thing, but it is the first I have seen sent using this method.

Possibly passing Antispam due to the originating email coming from the sites mailserver.

Here is the content of the email

Below is the result of your feedback form.  It was submitted by
( on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 22:47:02

feedbacktype: General Information

name: paul

comments: Dear CEO,

We are CNBC IT Co.,Limted, which is the domain name registration organization in China, which mainly deal with international company’s in china. We have something important need to confirm with your company.

On the May 06, 2009, we received an application formally. One company named huaxia Investment (china) Co., Ltd applied for the Internet brand name “clientdomain” and the Domain names “” “” etc. . which involve internet intellectual property right of your company.

These days we are dealing with it. In order to deal with this issue better,We would like to get the affirmation of your company,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible. Please let someone in your company who is responsible for trademark or intellectual right contact me freely.

Best Regards,
CNBC IT Co.,Limted



So you will see that the information hasnt really changed, but the delivery has.

Let me know in the comments if you have seen any variations on this.

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3 thoughts on “CNBC IT Co. Limited are at it again – More Domain Scams”

  • Hi have just r4ceived emails that are ‘word for word’ of the above from Paul at CNBC.
    Thank goodness I had the sense to goole them and find your website and comments.
    thanks for putting stiff like this on your website for the not so ‘domain savvy’ people like myself.
    Thank you.

    • Hi there Rose,

      I am glad to see my research when I first found these is helping others. There are plenty of people out there looking to take advantage. The more people are aware of the different scams and schemes the better.

      Well done for doing your research!

      Great site by the way, well done there too.



  • A number of Chinese Domain Name providers are trying, in bad faith, to encourage European companies to register a number of Asian domain name extensions. These providers typically claim that they have received a registration request from another company who wishes to register domain names that are identical to your company name.

    What to do?
    Our China IPR SME Helpdesk Experts suggest that in case you receive such an email you have four options:
    1)ignore the email
    2)reply to the email that you will report this email to CNNIC (the Chinese domain name registry) as ‘slamming’ and an attempt at fraudulent activity
    3)forward the email to CNNIC at
    4)Register some of those domain names you may have already considered registering, through your local or usual registrar.

    For more information and free, confidential business-focused advice on Online IPR or any China-related IPR issues visit our website.
    Or send us an email

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