I just registered a .IT domain through GoDaddy with success. After a few days I get this email and I'm not sure if it's a fake/phising one or not. I'm normally pretty skeptical and delete the email but GoDaddy forwarded this on to me as the domain is registered by proxy.
the above domain name is currently using our local presence service in order
to comply with the .IT Registry's terms and conditions. Registro .it the .IT
- Registry, requires that the registrant of the domain as well as the Admin
Contact has to have a place of general jurisdiction within Europe. Thus,
Privacy Protection Service Ltd. is the Registrant and also provides the
Admin-C for the above domain.
The domain name that has been registered on your behalf infringes upon third
parties' rights (trademark rights / right to a name).
Now I was thinking it was legit and the only two requirements to fulfil is that I have to be a resident/citizen of the EU (I'm a citizen) and that I have valid claim to the domain name without infringing trademark. I got to this point in the email;
Therefore we ask you to comment on the above circumstances and to provide us
with a written form, by Nikon Corporation, 12-1 Yurakucho 1-Chome
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, the trademark owner, that entitles you to use the
domain name and the content, offered there under,
April 26, 2012, 12:00 CET.
And I started to question the legitimacy. Not only am I supposed to get a written form from Nikon but I also have to do it in less than 48 hours.
Has anyone had the same thing happen to them for an .IT domain?