I received an email from Acute Domains pointing out that they have been asked to register multiple domain extensions for a domain similar to my own, including the domain extension 'mobi'. They go on to say that after checking, they found that these names were similar to mine and under their fair usage policy, are obliged to offer me first refusal. When I asked what the names were, they listed 7 names, all exactly like mine save for the extensions. It took me a while to work it out, but it seems clear that this a simple marketing ploy to get me to buy extensions which I don't really need or want, to forestall some unknown other from getting a name just like my own.
Has anyone else seen this?