Cute little legal scare letter.
I just found this cute little email in my junkmail box:
We are a domain name registration and dispute organization in Asia,who mainly deal with global companies’ domain name registration and internet Intellectual property right protection in Asia.Currently we have a very important issue that we need to confirm with your company.
On Aug.25, 2010,We received an application formally from one company named Shinory Company that wanted to applly for the Internet Name”billonsite” and some domain names from our organization.
After our initial examination, we found that the Internet Name and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company’s name and trademark.These days we are dealing with this case,we were wondering whether you consigned Shinory Company to register these domain names with us? If it is true,we will complete the registration of these domain names.Do you know this company? Currently,we have postponed this application of this company temporarily.In order to deal with this issue better,please contact us by telephone or email as soon as possible.
In addition,we hereby affirm that our time is limited for dissent application.If your company files no dissent within the time limit,we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by Shinory Company.
(PS:If you are not in charge of this matter,please transfer this email to appropriate dept.)
Hong Kong Head Office:
Tel: 00852 9566 0205
Fax: 00852 3069 6940
Riiiiight. You approve that application and have fun with it. But I’ve been around the block, and I know my domain name isn’t in any danger. You just can’t wrangle a dude’s domain name out from under him without being contacted by a real legal authority.
I also love how her website is “www.asia-gov.com”. Very official sounding.