Email concerning someone else wanting to use our domain name

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I received this email in the past and received it again yesterday. Is this legit or spam? Can another company (apparently in China) even be able to register our domain name? I didn't think that was possible...that once a domain name was taken it couldn't be used again. Just wanted to double check if I should be concerned or not. Here is the email I received:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are a domain registrar. We received application request from Shanghua International Ltd, they apply to register firehousemoustachewax as their brand and top-level domain names. we found the main body of those domain names is same as your company name. I confirm with your company about the relationship between you two companies. Please let me know whether or not you authorize them to register those domain names.

Right now, we don't pass their registration request. We are confirming it whether or not you authorize them to register those domain names.. looking forward to your reply, thanks.

Best Regards

Fitch Lu
Tel: +86-551-6349-1193
Fax: +86-551- 6349-1192
Address:Room 806,Fortune Square,No.278,Suixi Road,Hefei China
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Posted 7 months ago

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As long as your domain is kept registered, they can't register it. They could register any domain with a different extension, but your domain is safe as long as it is current.
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Okay good. Thank you! It is registered thru Homestead, so paying our yearly fees for the website keeps it current correct?
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Yes sir! As long as the account is open and active we will keep it registered for you.
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Good deal. Thanks again.
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You're welcome

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