Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017

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We’re rolling out a monthly list of domain names that remain stolen, based on previous documented incidents or other investigative reports.

Domain theft is rampant, and scumbags who steal domain names often attempt to dispose of these assets quickly.

Alternate methods involve the direct communication with buyers in private, often requiring payments in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency.

The majority of domain theft incidents occur through the scouring of known leaked password databases, available on the Internet. These lists contain tens of millions of compromised account credentials.

Sadly, companies and individuals alike often use the same password on several technology or professional portals, making themselves vulnerable to domain hijacking attacks.

Today’s list of stolen domain names for August 2017 follows:

We will follow up next month with an updated report on stolen domain names. If you are aware of a stolen domain name, contact us with related documentation.


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9 Responses to “Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017”
  1. Ray says:

    Don’t people lock domain anymore?

    Seems like a no-brainer.

  2. Ahmed Al Shawish says:

    ASZ.com was offered in a famous arabic trading forum , yesterday ! . I was so sure its a stolen domains ! .

    He edit and closed the topic yesterday in the night by saying he sold it ! , I am not sure if he really did or the domain was back for the old owner .

  3. Andrea says:

    Which are the sources of these info? I mean i have been told my name was stolen and it wasn’t … I have been offered ASZ.com for month from the same person and he repeatedly told me he was not stolen. If is the case then the authority would lock it. Is this the case? I just want to make sure these stolen report are not just attempt to decrease values of some names and increase fears in domain investors. Thanks

  4. DomainGang says:

    Ray – It’s not a matter of locking. If your email gets hacked, the domain can be unlocked.

    Ahmed Al Shawish – Contact us with more details and a link please. No, the domain wasn’t sold.

  5. DomainGang says:

    Andrea – Which domain are you talking about, LAA.com ? That was also stolen, I hate to break the news to you. Just because a stolen domain was resold in a venue like NameJet, does not make them legit. It’s what thieves do, launder stolen goods.

    The thief is the same person, using different identities. He has stolen numerous domains for the past 10 years, including asz.com, laa.com, 988.com and 864.com among others.

    The reporting is made to ensure online market places and investors are aware of the state of stolen domain assets. If you think you got a “good deal” by buying valuable domains at a bargain price, or without verification of its ownership history, you’re taking a major risk.

  6. Someone should setup a site i.e. DomainStolen .com
    as this would be a great resource to help stop/catch these
    thieves…

  7. DomainGang says:

    DomainInvestor – You can go to http://DomainCrime.com 😉