Probably of general interest to those with domain names - I received this email:
(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 December 26th 2011, We received Tianhua Ltd's application that they are registering the name " (my studio name) " as their Internet Keyword and " (my studio name) .cn "、" (my studio name) .com.cn " 、" (my studio name) .asia "domain names etc.., they are 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 we are 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!
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Pretty obvious scam, lots of info out there on it. It was a good prompt for me to go back and dust off my old IP casebook for old time's sake, but that's about it.