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I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.

I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want
that registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since
it is their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain
for several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I
believe from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".

SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?

I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:

LibreOffice-NA.US

LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.

I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and
wanting me to give it up.

Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full
publishing.  Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides"
the color palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.

Tim L.

North America - USA -> New York -> Finger Lakes region -> Elmira.



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> I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.
>
> I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want that
registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since it is
their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain for
several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I believe
from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".
>
> SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?
>
> I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:
>
> LibreOffice-NA.US
>
> LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.
>
> I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and wanting
me to give it up.
>
> Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full publishing.
Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides" the color
palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.
>
> Tim L.

If your registration is not about to expire you have norhing to worry
about. If so, renew ASAP.

My two cents.

Best

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Re: Do you know who is trying to "take" my LibreOffice-NA domain?

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This is a common scam. I usually just delete emails like this.

S.

On 28 Jul 2017 3:35 pm, "Tim-L--Elmira-NY" <[hidden email]>
wrote:

>
> I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
> Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
> LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.
>
> I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
> they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want that
> registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since it is
> their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain for
> several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I believe
> from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".
>
> SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
> wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?
>
> I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:
>
> LibreOffice-NA.US
>
> LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.
>
> I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
> China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and wanting
> me to give it up.
>
> Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
> add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
> some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full publishing.
> Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides" the color
> palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.
>
> Tim L.
>
> North America - USA -> New York -> Finger Lakes region -> Elmira.
>
>
>
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Re: Do you know who is trying to "take" my LibreOffice-NA domain?

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On 07/28/2017 11:08 AM, Daniel A. Rodriguez wrote:

>> I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
> Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
> LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.
>> I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
> they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want that
> registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since it is
> their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain for
> several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I believe
> from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".
>> SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
> wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?
>> I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:
>>
>> LibreOffice-NA.US
>>
>> LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.
>>
>> I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
> China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and wanting
> me to give it up.
>> Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
> add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
> some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full publishing.
> Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides" the color
> palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.
>> Tim L.
> If your registration is not about to expire you have norhing to worry
> about. If so, renew ASAP.
>
> My two cents.
>
> Best
>
I have all of my domains set to auto renew, just in case I forget to
renew after I get a renewal notice.

It seems that the Chinese registry feels I may have troubles.

I just want to fine out what is going on.  It seems to be a Chinese
company wanting to deal with LibreOffice in some way.  So I thought
someone here might know something about this Chinese company.






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do not fall for that.

They are putting pressure on you to compel you to renew with them at
exorbitant prices. This is a well-known and old scam, and you can google it.

I have for all of my registered domain names over the past 20 years
received those same emails, and I never budged. No one ever registered
the web sites as threatened.

LibreOffice is a TM, and you hold libreoffice-NA.US. If in fact they
register, Chinese IP rights have gotten a lot better.

Again, do not fall for it.


On 7/28/2017 08:21, Tim-L--Elmira-NY wrote:

> On 07/28/2017 11:08 AM, Daniel A. Rodriguez wrote:
>>> I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
>> Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
>> LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.
>>> I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
>> they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want
>> that
>> registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since it is
>> their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain for
>> several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I
>> believe
>> from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".
>>> SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
>> wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?
>>> I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:
>>>
>>> LibreOffice-NA.US
>>>
>>> LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.
>>>
>>> I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
>> China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and
>> wanting
>> me to give it up.
>>> Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
>> add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
>> some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full publishing.
>> Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides" the color
>> palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.
>>> Tim L.
>> If your registration is not about to expire you have norhing to worry
>> about. If so, renew ASAP.
>>
>> My two cents.
>>
>> Best
>>
> I have all of my domains set to auto renew, just in case I forget to
> renew after I get a renewal notice.
>
> It seems that the Chinese registry feels I may have troubles.
>
> I just want to fine out what is going on.  It seems to be a Chinese
> company wanting to deal with LibreOffice in some way.  So I thought
> someone here might know something about this Chinese company.
>
>
>
>
>
>

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The renew emails are not the same as the Chinese emails.

Yes I hold LibreOffice-NA.US.  I think I even asked someone in
TDF/LibreOffice "management" is I could use LibreOffice in a domain name.

To be honest, there are scams where I get calls from my domain and web
hosting service that are not from them.  Before I had a black list
filter "NoMoRobo" on my VoIP phone, I would get then several times a
month.  Now these calls ring once and the filter "hang up on the calls
with a message" That does not stop email spam and scams.  This black
list filter for my Voice over IP phone system was a free option.  It is
an available "free" APP for iPhones, but not yet for my for my Android
cell phone and most of my family use Android as well.

The Chinese domain emails are not going to a separate email folder for
these "suspected" scams/spams.  I have one folder for each of the
different email lists I am a part of as well.

As I stated to the Chinese people - I am not giving up my LO domain.

As I stated before - I have auto renewal with my domain and hosting
company.  Actually I went has 2 different domain registry companies
before I got GoDaddy and 3 hosting companies as well.  I have been with
Godaddy for over 10 years now, and I do not thing I would change -
especially for one that charges several times as much.

I am down to 3 domains now - dumping 4 others since 2005.  I do not need
those domains anymore.

One domain - krackedpress.com - I use only for email accounts - like the
I use for this list.  I also have 2 emails accounts from my Internet
provider and 3 Gmail accounts.  I even have an email addresses with the
following formats [wife's and mine] - [hidden email] .  Some
companies think they are not valid addresses, so I use a Gmail address
for these places.


On 07/28/2017 11:33 AM, Axel Kloth wrote:

> do not fall for that.
>
> They are putting pressure on you to compel you to renew with them at
> exorbitant prices. This is a well-known and old scam, and you can google it.
>
> I have for all of my registered domain names over the past 20 years
> received those same emails, and I never budged. No one ever registered
> the web sites as threatened.
>
> LibreOffice is a TM, and you hold libreoffice-NA.US. If in fact they
> register, Chinese IP rights have gotten a lot better.
>
> Again, do not fall for it.
>
>
> On 7/28/2017 08:21, Tim-L--Elmira-NY wrote:
>> On 07/28/2017 11:08 AM, Daniel A. Rodriguez wrote:
>>>> I have been receiving emails from one of the Chinese domain registries.
>>> Some company is trying to register LibreOffice-na.cn and most of the
>>> LibreOffice-na.com.cn - where "COM" is changes to ORG, NET, and others.
>>>> I have been told by the registry that this Chinese company is avid that
>>> they want to have all of the possible LibreOffice-NA domains and want
>>> that
>>> registry to force me to give up my LibreOffice-NA.US domain since it is
>>> their "company keyword" or trademark.  Since I have had my domain for
>>> several years, and this Chinese company is just starting up - so I
>>> believe
>>> from the emails - so I have the "keyword" and "fair-use trademark".
>>>> SO, have anyone in this list know of any Chinese LibreOffice "company"
>>> wanting to use LibreOffice-NA as part of their domain?
>>>> I use it myself and it is a shortened name meaning the following:
>>>>
>>>> LibreOffice-NA.US
>>>>
>>>> LibreOffice - North America - in the USA.
>>>>
>>>> I really like to know what is going on with the info I am getting from
>>> China stating that someone is trying to register my domain name and
>>> wanting
>>> me to give it up.
>>>> Currently, I am not doing much with that domain, but hope to have some
>>> add-ons for LibreOffice - like my specialized color palettes. I do have
>>> some palettes created, but they are not quite ready for full publishing.
>>> Also I need to remember where Win10 and Linux RPM "hides" the color
>>> palettes.  I know where Linux DEB "hides" these files.
>>>> Tim L.
>>> If your registration is not about to expire you have norhing to worry
>>> about. If so, renew ASAP.
>>>
>>> My two cents.
>>>
>>> Best
>>>
>> I have all of my domains set to auto renew, just in case I forget to
>> renew after I get a renewal notice.
>>
>> It seems that the Chinese registry feels I may have troubles.
>>
>> I just want to fine out what is going on.  It seems to be a Chinese
>> company wanting to deal with LibreOffice in some way.  So I thought
>> someone here might know something about this Chinese company.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>


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Hi,

Simon Phipps wrote on 2017-07-28 at 17:12:
> This is a common scam. I usually just delete emails like this.

indeed, sounds a lot like that - we also get several of these mails per
year. I'd ignore it.

Florian

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On 07/30/2017 01:20 PM, Florian Effenberger wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Simon Phipps wrote on 2017-07-28 at 17:12:
>> This is a common scam. I usually just delete emails like this.
>
> indeed, sounds a lot like that - we also get several of these mails
> per year. I'd ignore it.
>
> Florian
>
Hey Florian . . .

I see some scams, but none like this, if it is a scam.  To be honest,
the set of emails do not ask me to pay anything or do anything.

The scam about asking me to renew my domains with their service is meant
for those who do not remember how much it actually costs.

$80 vs. $10 - no brainer.  Since I have all my domains, and hosting for
them, are with the same company. I also have auto renewal notifications.
Plus, I have them auto renew is I miss the renewals, or am in the
Hospital, taken care of.


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On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Tim-L--Elmira-NY <
[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> I see some scams, but none like this, if it is a scam.  To be honest, the
> set of emails do not ask me to pay anything or do anything.


If you respond they will likely tell you that unless you make long
registrations of LibreOffice-NA.* (where * is every TLD they offer) the
alleged Chinese company will do so and you will have no recourse. I don't
know anyone who has proceeded so I don't know what happens after that but
you can be sure there will be further essential fees, legal demands and so
on.

It never happens. They are just trying to scam you out of unwanted domain
registrations with auto-renew.

S.

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Hi,

Simon Phipps wrote on 2017-07-30 at 22:11:
> If you respond they will likely tell you that unless you make long
> registrations of LibreOffice-NA.* (where * is every TLD they offer) the
> alleged Chinese company will do so and you will have no recourse. I don't
> know anyone who has proceeded so I don't know what happens after that but
> you can be sure there will be further essential fees, legal demands and so
> on.
>
> It never happens. They are just trying to scam you out of unwanted domain
> registrations with auto-renew.

indeed, that's what I heard as well - and I received similar mails for a
couple of private domains as well, some of them with names that are
rather uncommon both in Chinese and English, which makes me feel it's
simply a bot mailing domain holders...

Florian

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