Need advice regarding matter concerning a domain I won

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I received an email today (copy below) from a company concerning one of my domains which I don't really understand and I'm not sure how to respond to.

I think they're just advising me as a courtesy that they want to register the domain name as their internet trademark. That being the case though, would my ownership and use of the .com domain be affected?

Basically, I'm not sure of exactly what they're asking, or of the implications (if any), so before I get back to them, I'm looking for some advice please!

If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.



EDIT: Just noticed that the title of this thread should read 'own' and not 'won'!


Dear Manager:

We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Anhui, China. On August,17th,2011, We received DATON Company's application that they are registering the name "healthypeanutbuttercookies" as their Internet Trademark and "","healthypeanutbutt" ,""domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!

Kind regards

Angela Zhang

Anhui Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager
Room 1008 Shenhui Building
Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China

Office: +86 0553 4994789
Fax: +86 0553 4994789


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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    I could be wrong, but I believe that email has been going around for years - trying to get you to purchase additional country tld domains.

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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    They're just trying to get you to buy the domain names - through them. From their web site:
    AnHui YaGao Network Company.(YGNETWORK), headquartered in Shanghai, is a leading provider of domain name registration and web hosting services. Since its establishment, we commit to Chinese network system and network technology development. We provide comprehensive network solutions to help our clients reach their business goals and objectives.

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    It's spam ... they are trying to force you into registering a bunch of garbage domain extensions to "protect" your domain. Trash it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Yes as stated above, just ignore it. I am now craving peanut butter cookies.

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  • Profile picture of the author johnapo
    Sales Letter covered with authority non-sense
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  • Profile picture of the author Wiz Khalifa
    Ignore that type of emails, theyve been around for a while already.
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