Creative offers in domain registration matters.
09. September 10
Many companies have asked us how to deal with Asian domain companies who offer the recipient quick purchase of domains by e-mail to avoid them being lost to a third party.
These domain companies claim to be registrars and claim to have received an enquiry
from a third party to register domains which contain the recipient's trademark
+ top domain such as .hk, .tw, .co, .org, .net, .ord.cn, etc. In their communications
they normally end up by stating that a claim to the domain must be lodged within
a short term, normally 7 days, if the recipient wishes to claim a right to the
domain. Failure to respond will, according to the communication, mean that a
third party will be granted his application to these domains.
Our general response regarding such cases has been that the recipient does not
need to respond to the e-mail. If any of the domains referred to are of interest,
we recommend that the company's own registrar be contacted immediately. As regards
the question of which domains one should secure it is generally sufficient to
secure the most important domains such as .no and .com, and possibly other countries'
top domains if there are specific countries which are central to the company in