I received an e-mail today which seemed fairly official, even for someone as in the know and cautious as I am with these Internet scams. And that's just what it turned out to be a scam. Apparently these companies in China are sending out emails, purporting to be from a domain name registration entity and warn that someone is applying to register a series of domain names based on your existing domain name.
The claims in the messages are lies designed to trick you into unnecessarily registering a series of domain names at inflated prices. If you receive one of these scam emails do not reply or follow any links that the email may contain. Blacklist the domain in your spam settings and delete the e-mail ASAP.
Image of my spam letter
To the left is a copy of the spam letter I received for your own information.