#GDPR chaos prelude : More than two dozen valuable #domains stolen from #GoDaddy account

A GoDaddy customer and veteran domain investor, has shared details of losing 29 aged domains to a hijacker, and dealing with unhelpful representatives when he tried to address the issue. The following domains were listed as stolen from the customer’s GoDaddy account: zantar.com, zata.com, yetta.com, podz.com, wingdale.com, prosaic.com, petlease.com, onesec.com, onlinemed.net, onlinebrain.com, namedom.com, millerton.com, microgirl.com, […]

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#Domain crime : ASZ.com has been stolen since 2007

The three letter domain ASZ.com is still stolen, and the thief has set up a page faking its recovery. The stupid scheme to legitimize the domain’s status was uncovered thanks to the registrant’s attempts to sell the domain on various domain venues, and getting blocked. Flippa suspended the seller’s account debizetplimus, while NamePros confirmed that […]

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Chinese #domain thieves or misguided domain owners?

Domain owners continue to cry “murder” when the unthinkable happens: losing control of a domain they used to manage. Registrars such as Google Domains increase their user base thanks to the household name qualities their brand acquired through the years. In the eyes of the consumer, they are trustworthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired MCV.com from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain 3620.com […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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Premium three letter .com domain name, SOT.com, is no longer stolen

It’s great news for the Finnish owner of the premium three letter .com domain, SOT.com. The domain was stolen from Wille Kuutti’s Dotster account a few days ago, by a cybercriminal who has been involved in numerous domain thefts. Mr. Kuutti has confirmed that SOT.com is no longer stolen, as the gaining registrar, Nominalia, transferred […]

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Caution : Domain owner impersonation might cost you

Domain cybercriminals attempt to steal domain names using a variety of cunning methods. Other than direct hacking of accounts, or spear-phishing techniques, social engineering is a common method. Calling up a domain registrar’s support department pretending they are the owner, or calling the domain owner pretending to be the domain registrar, is one such example. […]

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Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017

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 […]

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HRI.com stolen : Randstad domain property turns up for sale at Flippa!

HRI.com, a domain registered in 1990 and a Randstad property, has miraculously turned up for sale at Flippa. The Thailand-located seller, whose account was registered with Flippa yesterday, is using the photo of a Siemens award recipient, Kensen Shi, for his profile. We’d like to believe, that an aged corporate LLL .com that has been […]

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Domain crime : Get your domains away from AOL, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts fast!

Global alert : Domain hackers are attempting to steal domains, where the registrant uses AOL, Yahoo or Hotmail accounts. There have been numerous instances of such attempts and even successful domain theft incidents that we’re aware of. Changing one’s managing accounts to secure free email providers such as Gmail or ProtonMail is the first step […]

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Alert: TNTG.com is a stolen domain name

The domain name TNTG.com has been stolen, and its current registrant is under investigation. They allege that they bought the domain on a Turkish domain forum. Mr. Lloyd Joseph, of the Technology Group, a Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Provider in the UK, confirmed the theft with us yesterday. “It is a company asset, and we’d like […]

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Stolen domain LDW.com was recovered via the UDRP process

The formerly stolen three letter .com domain, LDW.com, has been recovered via the UDRP process. Its Chinese registrant, Stella Chang, did not respond to this UDRP. The Complainant is LDW Software, LLC of San Francisco, California, USA, and its founder, Arthur Humphrey who registered the domain LDW.com in 1996. According to the complaint: “The Complainant […]

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