Monthly Archives: November 2012

China Domain Name Scams

If you received an unsolicited email informing you that someone in China will be registering your trade mark / name in China, you may ignore the said email as it is a well known online scam. The email may look something like this:-

Dear Manager,

(If you are not the person who is in charge of this, please forward this to your CEO,Thanks)

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration in China. We received an application from [a third party] on September 10, 2012. They want to register ” [your brand name] ” as their internet keyword and China/Asia (CN/ASIA) domain names. But after checking it, we find this name conflicts with your company. In order to deal with this matter better, so we send you email and confirm whether this company is your distributor or business partner in China or not?

Best Regards

Alternatively, you may take steps to register your brand name in China on your own accord.

Cyber café and centres owners and users take note

If you’re running a cybercafé or a cyber centre in Kuala Lumpur or frequents such places in Kuala Lumpur, you should take note of the new Cyber Centre and Cyber Cafe (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) Rules 2012 (“Rules”) which came into force on 15 June 2012.

Under the Rules, any person operating a cybercafé and cyber centre must obtain a licence. A cybercafé is defined as “any place or premise providing computer facilities to surf internet and selling food and drinks to customer” whereas a “cyber centre” is defined as any place or premise providing computer facilities to surf internet. The definition of the former seems to be quite wide. The said definition may cover cafes and restaurant which serve food and drinks and internet services such as Starbucks.

With this new Rules, licencees must now maintain a customer entry record and a record of computer usage for each computer and the record must consists of the following items:-

(a) name and identity card number of users or passports number for non-citizens
(b) telephone number of users;
(c) identification number of computer used;
(d) date, time and period of use of such computer; and
(e) any other additional information which the licensee thinks necessary.

Further, licensee shall provide data transaction record system for internet usage for each computer in the licensed premise.

Any licensee who does not comply with the above rules is a liable to a fine or imprisonment or to both.

Download: Cyber Centre and Cyber Cafe (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) Rules 2012

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