Chinese Domain Name Scams: Albert Liu from Chinese Registry

I got an email from a character identifying as Albert Liu claiming that he is a Service & Operations Manager from China Registry. The email came from: [email protected]. Have you received any Chinese domain name scams from this Albery guy or something similar? If so, then please DO NOT RESPOND! It is a big fat SCAM! Keep reading to see why or you will regret it later!

Many know that here on our Learnanet blog and Youtube channel we talk a lot about buying domain names for websites. However, today I want to warn you about watching out for Chinese domain name scams.

I get solicitations all the time from individuals who want me to buy or promote this and that. People even email wanting to sell their own domains. When I buy domain names, I ALWAYS go first to reputable sources that are well known online such as Namecheap to purchase them for cheap.

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This is what I received in the Learnanet spam folder on Oct 2, 2022 below:

(It’s very urgent, therefore we kindly ask you to forward this email to your CEO. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please ignore it. Thanks)

Dear CEO,

This is a formal email. We are the Domain Registration Service company in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. On September 17, 2022, we received an application from Hongfeng Ltd requested “learnanet” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (.cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor in China?

 Best Regards

Albert Liu | Service & Operations Manager

China Registry (Head Office)

Tel: +86-2161918696

Fax: +86-2161918697

Mob: +86-13816428671

Beware of Domain Registration Scams

The main idea of these scams is to make money. How do scammers make money? By trying to place urgency A domain name for a website typically costs about $10-$15/year depending on the domain registrar you go to. However, if you respond to scammers like these they will register a domain name and try to resell it back to you for hundreds of dollars! Don’t do it!

This is why you need to beware of domain registration scams. They are all over the internet and scammers will try to stick out the bait just to see if you will grab it. If you don’t live in China and your company doesn’t operate in China, then there is absolutely NO need to use a China Registry of any kind anyway.

The fact is that if your products and services can be offered or sold worldwide, then your domain name extension DOES NOT matter at all. Think about this for a second.

Learnanet gets readers and exposure worldwide by helping beginners create websites online, yet it’s a .com domain name. So why would I need to use a Chinese Registry .cn domain name when I already have a top level domain? And I definitely don’t need any generic second level domains like com.cn, net.cn, org.cn, etc.

Do you understand what I am saying here? I hope so because if you don’t then you might fall prey for one of these Chinese domain name scams.

What To Do With This Chinese Domain Name Scam Email?

If you look really good at this email, then you will notice several things that scream SCAM. First off, why would someone want to register Learnanet in China? There are obviously some grammatical errors in the message which is typical for many SCAMS online. Another to point out is that the Learnanet site shows people how to create websites and blogs, thus there are not distributors. So if a company really searched for this online, then they would already know this right?

Although the email came from an “Albert Liu” from [email protected], if you google “chinanetname.org, nothing appears. Isn’t that really weird? If a company is really legit, then there should be some google results there about it, right? The only results that pop up are sites that say to BEWARE! This is exactly what you should do. Stay away from them and don’t click on any links within emails.

If you receive an email communication from Albert Liu or any variation of it, then it’s a 100% SCAM! Do not respond nor send any personal information as this will simply encourage scammers to continue emailing you. Being that I get lots of web traffic to the Learnanet site, this also brings in some spam related emails. Thankfully it goes directly to the spam folder where it belongs so I don’t waste my valuable time responding back to people who try to steal your info.

If you have recieved an email from [email protected] or any China registry .cn domain name scam, then just block and flag it. This way you will not get any more junk mail. Also you will save your precious time and avoid unnecesary headaches.

Did you find this review helpful today? Let me know below please.

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One Comment

  1. Hi,

    I have also received this kind of email today as on 19.07.2023. The mail body is like this ”

    (It’s very urgent, therefore we kindly ask you to forward this email to your CEO. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please ignore it. Thanks)

    Dear CEO DigitalSushma.Com,

    This is a formal email. We are the Domain Registration Service company in China. Here I have something to confirm with you. On July 19, 2023, we received an application from Hongyuan Ltd requested “digitalsushma” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (digitalXXXXXX.cn, digitalXXXXXX.com.cn, digitalXXXXXX.net.cn, digitalXXXXXX.org.cn). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your distributor in China?

    Best Regards

    Thomas Liu | Service & Operations Manager

    China Registry (Head Office)

    Tel: +86-2161918696

    Fax: +86-2161918697

    Mob: +86-13816428671

    6012, Xingdi Building, No. 1698 Yishan Road, Shanghai 201103, China

    Its Totally a fraud details given in the email. Please do not reply to this kind of scam.

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