red-bean dispute of domain name

Karl Fogel kfogel at
Wed Nov 5 22:48:45 CST 2008

You guys already know this hoax, right?

There is no John Alldis; there is no other party trying to register

Rather, the registrar wants *us* to register those
domains through it, and in order to encourage that they're cooking up
this bogus report of a "competitor" trying to register those names
before we do.

It's best not to respond.  Responding would give them the idea that the
domains are somehow valuable to us, which would only encourage them to
squat on the domains.

You probably already know all this, I'm just mentioning it in case it's
the first time you've run in to this tactic.


"Jessica Danae" <jessica at> writes:
> Dear Manager,
> Asia Network is the company of internet services that the domain registration
> is one of the major online styles of our service range. Now we have something
> need to confirm with you. We hope you to cooperate with us. On 2008-11-06, we
> received an application from one person named “John Alldis” who wants to
> register some domains( 
> internet brand(red-bean). According to our
> investigation, we found that domain names have relevance to your company’s
> name and trademark, so we send this email for you to confirm it. We are dealing
> with this affair in these days, so we wish to get the confirmation and the
> assent of your company. If John Alldis doesn’t belong to your company and you
> don’t authorize him to register these domains, Pls contact with me asap in
> order to prevent some guy from abusing your trademarks and the company names.
> In addition, I must state that we have time limited for one person or one
> company’s registration. It is just 15 days. If your company files doesn't
> resent within the time limited. We will unconditionally authorized the
> application of John Alldis. Thank you for your cooperate.
> Best Regards,
> Registration Commissioner:
> Jessica Danae
> Sponsoring Registrar:  Asia Network
> Tel:  +(852) 3118 1808  +(852) 3065 8284
> Fax: +(852) 3065 8189
> Email: jessica at
> Website:

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