We have recently become aware of an influx of spam e-mails pertaining to domain names going around to registered domain owners. The e-mail’s content refers to your registered domain name(s) and internet branding as being registered by another company in all extensions relating to .cn, .tw, .hk, .org, .info, .asia, .net and more. The disputing company is usually from an Asian country (typically China) and will give you a short amount of time to settle the dispute.
How much have you invested into establishing your domain name as part of your brand? In just business cards and letterhead alone, many companies have invested thousands of dollars over time directing customers to their website. If you have invested in advertising and search engine optimization you could stand to lose even more if you were to lose that domain name. How much could the loss of your domain cost you in lost advertising, revenue, and productivity from lost e-mail and website outage time related to losing your domain?