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Dear Minda

The advice you have received is right – it is a scam.

The way it works is that you are supposed to panic about another company registering “your” domain name in Hong Kong and ask the company which sent you the email to urgently register the name for you. They will then charge you heaps of money to register the name and much more than if you went through a more reputable firm.

The reality is that it is very unlikely that there is in fact any business seeking to register your domain name in Hong Kong.

I received a couple emails like that. I thought it was very unlikely that anybody in Asia would be interested in registering the domain address http://www.terceiro.com.au given that the name “terceiro” is pretty uncommon even in Spain, where the name comes from, let alone in Asia.


Michael Terceiro
Solo Lawyer