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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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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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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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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Domain crime : 6213.com is a stolen domain name

After several months of quiet time, Chinese domain registrar Ename.com emerges once again as the registrar of choice for the transfer of a stolen domain name. The domain 6213.com was stolen very recently, and was transferred away from GoDaddy.com. Says its legitimate owner, who is based in Hong Kong: “I spent hours reading many articles […]

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Domain crime : Russian domain thief sold Zawa.com via GoDaddy auctions

Stanislav Khramov is a Russian domain thief with ongoing activities going back several years. While a full exposé is in the works, this post is focused on the theft of Zawa.com, a domain that was stolen from its legitimate owner, Mr. Daniel Goodwin, in early 2016. As with many other cases Stanislav Khramov gained access […]

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Alert : ThisDaddy.com scam continues to seek potential victims with cheap domain “Chips”

A scam operating from ThisDaddy.com, continues to seek potential victims among buyers of domain “Chips.” Priced well below market averages, the LLLL .com domains are being offered via email to various domain investors. There is no indication whatsoever that these domains are owned or brokered by the scammers behind ThisDaddy.com, a domain with a fake […]

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EDP.com : Stolen domain taken from its Chinese thief via UDRP

A Chinese domain thief was forced to return the stolen domain EDP.com via the UDRP process. Back in July, we wrote about the Portuguese company EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. filing the case; we correctly speculated that the domain, which had been transferred away to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, had been stolen. In […]

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