We regularly get queries from our clients asking about emails they have received regarding their domain name or server capacity. These are spam, and you can safely ignore these emails. In some case, it may even be dangerous dealing with such companies.
Domain name spam
If you are genuinely wanting to register an overseas domain name, please carry out your own research and only deal with companies that you believe are trustworthy and safe.
Domain name spam emails are usually from an overseas email address and look something like below
Examples of domain name spam
From: "heroes.yi" firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "support" email@example.com
Subject: Intellectual property rights-Regarding Zeald (TO CEO)
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 16:43:11 +0800
We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company's in Asia. We have something important need to confirm with your company.
On the Oct. 5 2010, we received a formal application from a company called "Snatchry International Holdings Ltd" who are applying to register "zeald " as domain name and internet keyword.
After our initial examination, we found that the keyword and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company's keyword and trademark.We don't know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other purposes to buy these domain names.If they are your business partner or distributor in the asia,we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure. Now we have not finished the registration of "Snatchry International Holdings Ltd" yet, in order to deal with this issue better.Please contact us by email as soon as possible.
Sponsoring Registrar: Link net Service Company Limited
Tel:00852 956 60489
Fax:00852 306 96940
We are a domain name registrar centre in HongKong.and in charge of the registeration in Asia.We have something important need to confirm with your company.
We received a formal application from a company called “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” applying to register
in China and also in Asia on Jun. 23. 2008.
During our auditing procedure we find out that the alleged “sa-lar yun Investment Corp” has no trade mark, Intellectual property, nor patent even similar to that word. as an authoritative registration organization, we have the duty to inform you this matter. If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other aims to buy these domain names. Now we have not finished the registration of sa-lar yun Investment Corp yet, in order to deal with this issue better, please let someone who is responsible for trademark or domain name contact me as soon as possible.
SK Holdings, Ltd.
Other types of spam you might receive
You might receive an email about your email having used up almost all of your storage limit. If you receive this kind of email, you can safely ignore it.
Subject: NOTIFICATION - Storage Full
Date: 28 Jul 2017 09:46:12 -0700
From: Email ADMIN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <client email>
Dear <client email>,
Your email has used up the storage limit of 99.9 gigabytes as defined by your Administrator. You will be blocked from sending and receiving messages if not re- validated within 48hrs.
Kindly click on your email below for quick re-validation and additional storage will be updated automatically
E-mail Support 2017.