hi all , i received a email today regarding my company domain name.. at first i thought its just for clarification.. but the second mail came in and i felt i should seek second view... pls help me see if this is how the industry works.. thanks in advance
names and company name is covered with XXX
below is the 1st email i received,( from them is in blue)
(If you are not in charge of this , please transfer this urgent email to your CEO. Thanks )
We are a leading internet consulting organization in Asia. Now we have something urgent to confirm with you. Yesterday we received a formal application from a company called Remut Investment Co., Ltd, who tried to apply for " seriousplay" as Internet Mark and following Domain Names from our organization:
There is a check process before domain names registration. We found that the above domain names were similar to yours, so we sent email to you and expect to get your confirmation: If your company did not authorize the aforesaid company to apply for these, please confirm with us as soon as possible.
In addition, we hereby declare the time limit for this issue is 7 workdays. If your company doesn't respond within the time, we will unconditionally approve the application submitted by Remut Investment Co., Ltd.
so i replied yes my company still active and i did not authorise blah blah blah ...
and here comes the 2nd reply,
Since your company did not authorize "Remut Investment Co., Ltd " to do this, we would suspect this company intend to preempt the domain names and do same business as yours in China/Asian market. Or perhaps they want to preempt these domains and resell them to you at rather high price in future.
As known to all, the domain names registration is open to the public worldwide, with the principle "first come, first served". Anyone has the right to apply for any available domain name. For the reasons above, we do not have the right to reject their legitimate application. Now the only thing we can do is to offer you the preferential rights to register these domains for protection yourselves, because your company has a similar domain name " my company name.com.sg".
If your company considers those Domain names important and necessary to be protected, please inform us in time, then we will send you a formal application form to register yourselves. Looking forward to your reply.
so ... hmm how should i handle this??