Hello friends, I have received two Emails with the questions of a registration request which applying to register my domain name as their domain names?
Is this a spam?
Is this legal?
and when not,
what is the best strategy to avoid this?

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BrightSales Premium
I haven't seen any e-mail spam where people are trying to register my domain name friend. If you have your anti-spam plugin activated, you shouldn't get any spam e-mails. If you do have your anti-spam plugin activated, and you still get spam e-mails, then get rid of it and install a different one. All the best!
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Jaz333 Premium
There are several scams out there right now where companies will email domain owners supposedly warning them of someone trying to register multiple domain names that contain your company name in them, usually a company from China.

You can read more about them here: https://www.networkdepot.com/domain-name-scams/

Best, Shannon
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BrightSales Premium
Thanks for the info friend. I'll take a look. All the best!
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Jaz333 Premium
I only thought to research it one day when I received one of those very emails lol. I found quite a bit, even mirror copies of the email I had gotten. Unfortunate for me, I had responded to it so that opened the door for many more to come in. Live and learn I guess lol.
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MoniqueRich Premium
Hello, Shannon, thank God I asked first, so I don't have to deal with following EMails. I never understood the pleasure of people who making this spam. They better can do some Wealthy Affiliate instead.
Monique
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1Rudy1 Premium
Great question, Monica!

As others have said delete the message. It is a fake email.

People are clever when it comes to email presentations and the can look very official and real.

1. You own the domain. If a dot com, consider purchasing the dot org and dot net. Then you have the top 3.

2. You will never get such emails from legitimate companies.

3. If you do get emails from legit companies asking for your account info, those are fake emails and the company itself needs to be notified and they will handle the suspicious emails accordingly.

I had this happen with PayPal. I sent them the suspicius emails and they handled the situation.

When purchasing a domain, be careful where you buy them. The first year low price offering is not the actual annual price that will be charged when renewing your domain comes due.

Hostgator, bluehost, godaddy all offer a low first year price ($3-5) for a domain, yet their annual renewal is 15.99 +.

That's what I like about Wealthy Affiliate, 13.99 first year, every year. Plus you get free hosting, free privacy and free use of keyword tool.

Rudy
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MoniqueRich Premium
Thank you for the explanation. I see there are lots of people getting these spam emails. I have thrown the emails into my spam box.
I have bought my domain by WA, so I think that is safe. I can look if I can get the dot org & net. Thank you so much for the reminder.
Have a great day,
Monique.
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1Rudy1 Premium
You're welcome, Monique!
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davebux Premium Plus
Ignore it Monique. If you are confident you have the dot com then they can go and jump off the 3 Gorges Dam. It is still yours. Unless you want to sell it for ooh half a million.
Bux
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MoniqueRich Premium
Half a million will do, Dave! Lol.
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davehayes Premium
Absolutely my sentiment
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Jaz333 Premium
I have received those emails too, as have many others here. They are spam/scam mails ... I would just delete them. Also do not respond to the emails. It will just open the door for them to send many more.

Best, Shannon
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MoniqueRich Premium
Ok thank you so much, Shannon, I will throw them in Spam.
Monique
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Jaz333 Premium
Also I should note ... as long as your domain is kept up to date and registration paid for, no one else can come in and scoop it up on you, no matter how large they might be :)
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MoniqueRich Premium
Great, it scared me a bit, China is huge, and the letter worked professionally, with name, telephone nr, and address.
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saplingAT Premium
If domain is available you can get it. Someone might have similar company somewhere else but didn't buy the domain. Also careful with spam messages of domain termination or paying someone and opening links.
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MoniqueRich Premium
Thank you, It is my domain name. Maybe all of this is spam, like Jeannine, and Diane wrote.
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