China Registry domain name scam email

Here’s a scam email I’ve just received, as a few times before:

(If you are NOT CEO, please kindly forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please ignore it. Thanks)

Dear CEO,

This email is from China domain name registration center. On May 25, 2024, we received an application from Hongshun Ltd requested “drmartinwilliams” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (,,, But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your business partner in China?

Best Regards

Steve Liu | Service & Operations Manager

China Registry (Head Office)

If this seems rather weird and dodgy, that’s because it is; there are several online articles about this, such as Beware this domain name scam originating from China.

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