I received this email in my inbox today from the Chinese web registry office in Shanghai:
(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)
This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China.
We received an application from Huahong Ltd on May 26, 2014.
They want to register ” grantnormanking ” as their Internet Keyword and ” grantnormanking .cn “、” grantnormanking .com.cn ” 、” grantnormanking .net.cn “、” grantnormanking .org.cn ” domain names etc.., they are in China domain names.
But after checking it, we find “grantnormanking ” conflicts with your company.
In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Mobile: +86 1870199 4951
Fax: +86 216191 8697
Yes, so desperate is the parent company of Trident Cycles and Tern Anchor to protect their NZ Manager Grant King (and the now tattered NZ reputation of their company), they are wanting to buy up every domain name similar to the domain name of this site, and try and push this website down the Google search engine rankings.
Honestly, if this was the “other way” that Grant King refers to in the recent Sunday Star Times article as “getting back” at me, the dumb-ass probably didn’t bank on the fact that before a domain name can be registered, a registry company would check out if anyone else had the same or a similar browser address so as not to risk legal or copyright action.
Words fail me………………….