Feline.com, Jap.net and more stolen domains up for sale after victim’s accounts were hijacked

A large number of stolen premium domains are being offered for sale, after the legitimate owner’s accounts were hijacked. As reported on NamePros, the following domain names are currently stolen: Feline.com Jap.net CAD.org Striver.com Practice.net CyberLaws.com NetworkRepair.com EJ9.com How.info Infest.org BreathTaking.com Require.com Veut.com BBNY.com UHHM.com HIHK.com DKHK.com LUXR.com HYSM.com UGNK.com UKBA.com JSSL.com The WHOIS of […]

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WannaCry 2.0 thwarted via registration of ifferfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com domain

The scumbags behind the release of WannaCry ransomware hit again with WannaCry 2.0; this time around, specialists managed to cut their new venture short, quickly. Just like with the first ransomware wave, the second one had a built-in “kill switch,” that was enabled via the query of a domain. How the thwarting works: If the […]

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Corporate crime : Domain stolen by former employee, at GoDaddy

Corporate crime by active or former employees often involves domains; in a new case involving GoDaddy as the registrar, a company’s former employee allegedly hijacked its domain name. Someone using the alias “NetSkopos” reported the following at the GoDaddy community forum: We had a now former employee seek out and discover our GoDaddy account info […]

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Black rice : Stolen domains concern the Chinese investor community

During the past two years, the proliferation of the short domain market in Asia and China in particular, generated millions of dollars in sales. The majority of those numbers come from sales of LL .com domains, but LLL/NNN .com and LLLL/NNNN .com domains also contribute to the sales volume. Chinese investors went “gaga” over this […]

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On ICE : Federal agents seize AirbagsPlace.com domain

The domain name AirbagsPlace.com has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a warrant issued by a US District Court. The web site, operating on a domain registered in 2015, appears to have been providing products that were fake, replicas or otherwise unauthorized by the official airbag manufacturers. As part of the […]

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Formerly stolen domain Emerge.com returned to rightful owner

The domain Emerge.com is no longer stolen, as it’s been reunited with its rightful owner. Thanks to the efforts of hawk-eyed NamePros members, admins and Joshua Pelissero‘s sleuth work, Emerge.com was quickly identified as stolen when the thief posted it in a NamePros appraisal thread. The thief claimed at the time that he acquired the […]

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Alert : GHH.com is a stolen domain name!

The domain GHH.com is now officially stolen, and its owner wants everyone to know he did not put it up for sale. The domain thief is attempting to circumvent secure domain transaction venues, such as Escrow.com, and is seeking payment for GHH.com via Bitcoin. That’s an indication right there for a sketchy deal! Mr. Gerard […]

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Warning : GHH.com is NOT for sale; someone is impersonating the owner

The domain GHH.com is not for sale, yet someone who claims to be the owner is seeking a broker to sell it on their behalf. Valuable three letter domains can fetch a high premium for brokers; using a third party to broker a domain that belongs to someone else can get domain brokers in very […]

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NamePros : PayPal refunded payment linked to fraudulent domain sales

Quite unsurprisingly, PayPal refunded payments for domains that were fraudulently sold, but not those sent as a “gift.” A massive new fraud incident that was squashed at NamePros, unveiled some interesting facts: About 80% of all fraud that has taken place on NamePros over the past couple years, which is still a relatively small number, […]

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Domain theft : Should you wait to report your domain got stolen?

Domain theft is a serious crime. Investors losing domains to cybercriminals in elaborate hacking incidents or phishing attacks, have a narrow window of opportunity to respond. In the past, we’ve covered cases where domain names were identified as stolen weeks and months after the incident. Typically, the delay is due to the owner’s lack of […]

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Emerge.com : Confirmed to be a stolen domain name

The domain name Emerge.com has been confirmed as stolen, after its legitimate owner was contacted for further details. Eagle-eyed members of NamePros raised their concerns about the validity of statements regarding Emerge.com, in a domain evaluation thread. Someone claiming to have acquired Emerge.com for “less than $500” at a drop, used the domain hijacking method […]

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Emerge.com : NamePros locks down appraisal thread on suspicion of domain theft

NamePros locked down an appraisal thread for the domain Emerge.com, on suspicion of domain theft. The domain Emerge.com changed hands unexpectedly, less than a week ago, after EmergeTest.com, a domain controlling its Registrant and Admin accounts expired, and was re-registered. This is a classic example of domain hijacking, and the person who opened the appraisal […]

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