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Wonderful domain name scam

I just had a great email from someone called Williams Huang based (allegedly) at a domain name registrant in China. In it he told me that he had had a request from some unknown organisation to register the Timico domain name with the .tw,,hk .asia, and

Fortunately for me he had “checked to see whether this organisation was a genuine applicant and had the right to register the domain”. Finding that Timico was actually based in the UK he got in touch to give us first refusal on the domains. Phew what good luck!

Does this provide me with a dilemma? Actually no. It just gave me some good material for the blog. It might, however, play on the concerns of some businesses. What would you do in this case?

Hope you are having a good Olympics and whatever you do don’t respond to cold calls from the internet.