Domain crime : is a stolen domain name


We received notification that the three letter .com domain,, is a stolen asset.

Its French owner reported the theft to GoDaddy and has initiated the reclaiming process. was stolen around January 12th from the legitimate owner’s GoDaddy account, and was transferred to a Russian domain registrar.

At the time of the theft incident, the following WHOIS information was recorded:

Updated Date: 2016-01-13T20:37:00Z
Creation Date: 1998-03-24T05:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-03-23T04:00:00Z
Registrar: LLC “Registrar of domain names REG.RU”
Registrar IANA ID: 1606
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Vadim Maryashin
Registrant Organization: Private Person
Registrant Street: Leningradskiy prt, 56/18-93
Registrant City: Yaroslavl
Registrant State/Province: Yaroslavl
Registrant Postal Code: 114000
Registrant Country: RU
Registrant Phone: +7.9170035564
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +7.9170035564
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: owner announcing the theft via Tweeter. owner announcing the theft via Tweeter.

Since then, and after 60 days had passed, the domain was transferred to GoDaddy, perhaps as the result of a domain sale. The current WHOIS is under privacy.

Naturally, the legitimate owner of is very frustrated, he has owned the domain since 1998.

To recap: is currently a stolen domain name; we will update this story with new developments.

Update 3/29/2016 : The domain has been reclaimed and is no longer stolen.

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