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Would you respond to a questioning email..?

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  1. namealot United Kingdom

    namealot Well-Known Member

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    Have had a number of emails from various “heads of departments” asking “If we might be receiving there email” The organization are reasonably large they have the com, net, org, biz, org.uk, eu etc but either let the co’uk drop or never registered it…? (Name is generic geo so think it’s pretty safe) I’m sure they know they don’t own it? If they do I’m not sure who in the organization is aware i.e. only the person that forgot to register it? employees etc but none with the ability or power to purchase it.

    I do wonder if they are trying for ammunition for possible actions e.g. Drs etc gain case evidence there is likely confusion etc, (although maybe that says more about the companies have dealt with in the past or personal parinoia :) ) absolutely nothing has been mentioned or implied.

    Would you respond could it be a possible in to the people that could make the decisions to purchase etc. Or as I’m learning too ignore it my thinking if they wanted it they could easily approach direct... Opinions gratefully received
     
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    developdomains Well-Known Member

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    I think they are just fishing to see if you have heard of them or to get a reply and then get some fancy lawyer to twist it and make out that you have done it (regged the name) deliberately.

    I would ignore it and send back an error msg (google email error msg template or something) so that they think you haven't recieved it.
     
  4. Frog

    Frog Active Member

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    Would sending deliberately forged error messages not be an indication that you had something to hide?

    I think just ignoring them completely would be a significantly better option than going out of your way to forge bounced emails back.
     
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    retired_member32 Retired Member

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    especially if that is the registered email with Nominet,wouldnt look to good in a DRS case would it....giving them ammo...:shock:
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Regardless of the situation, it's NEVER a good idea to forge a reply email.
     
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    DomCollect DomCollect Staff

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    Reply to the mail, if you ignore it you are potentially forcing them to consider DRS proceedings.

    Throw up a one page info site.

    If the questions are not relevant to the domain reply with some thing about failing to understand the reasoning behind the questions and to what end the answers may be interpreted.

    If they are about the domain then tell them you registered it and ask them how you might be of further assistance.

    If the domain is for sale then tell them you had planned to create an information portal with a view to an online business, however you might be persuaded to sell the domain if an offer was made before you invested in further development.
     
  8. rob

    rob Founding Member

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    Ask them if they get your emails?
     
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