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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GoDaddy user claims CDTG.com was stolen

A GoDaddy user venting off at the support forum of GoDaddy.com, made a bold claim that CDTG.com was stolen from him, “many years ago.” User “Web_Investigator” was responding to a thread about domains that apparently expired, with the following statement: My, my, my.   Another domain stolen?   Who do so many people forget.  Stealing domain names […]

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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 : 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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Domain crime : GMF.com is a stolen domain name

The three letter domain GMF.com was recently auctioned at Sedo, and the winning bid was for $36,000 dollars. Unfortunately, the domain has now been reported as stolen. The real owners, GMF, Inc. is a Virginia corporation, having held the domain for years. The Sedo auction’s winner, domain broker, James Booth, communicated with the real owners […]

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Domain crime warning : GLC.com has been reported as stolen

The three letter .com domain, GLC.com, has been reported as stolen. According to information acquired by domain broker, James Booth, GLC.com was confirmed as stolen by its legitimate owner, Mr. Christopher C. Hyun. The theft occurred in early March, when GLC.com was moved to GoDaddy, away from a Network Solutions account. Its owner, who operates […]

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Domain crime : JADA.com has been reported as stolen

The domain name JADA.com has been reported as stolen; the current registrant attempted to sell the domain at NamePros. An established domain investor from India reported the sales thread which has now been closed. The seller appears to be from Russia, and his account has now been closed by the NamePros moderators. The previous owner […]

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Domain crime : Stolen domain APG.com has been recovered via UDRP

It took a lengthy UDRP to recover the premium, three letter domain, APG.com, which had been stolen by a cyberthief. In July 2015, APG Technologies, LLC acquired the 20 year old domain APG.com from its previous owner, for the sum of $30,000 dollars. The domain, at the time, was registered with Network Solutions; in September […]

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X3.com : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered

In April of this year, we reported that the premium, aged domain X3.com was stolen from its legitimate owner. At the time, Mr. AJ Alfieri-Crispin, shared the agony of witnessing the domain disappear from his registrar account in the course of 25 minutes. The owner’s Odyssey ended about a month ago, when the 3rd District […]

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Alert : Emulate.com is a stolen domain name!

The domain name Emulate.com has been reported as stolen from its owners, Dave Neyland and wife Susan Neyland. A computer programmer, Mr. Neyland registered Emulate.com in 1998 and moved it to GoDaddy two years ago. Prior to the theft, the domain had been renewed until 2018. Emulate.com was unlawfully transferred away from GoDaddy on 10/13/2015, […]

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Lawsuit filed over stolen numeric domain 256.com

An “in rem” lawsuit has been filed in Virginia to recover the domain name 256.com, alleging that it was stolen in December 2014. The lawsuit, details of which were uncovered by domain investor George Kirikos, is filed against the property itself. According to Wikipedia: “In rem jurisdiction (Latin, “power about or against ‘the thing’”[1]) is […]

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GPZ.com : Stolen three letter domain was reclaimed using UDRP

The domain name GPZ.com was recovered from the hands of a thief, after the owner filed a UDRP challenging its use. Although the UDRP process is not suitable for such instances of cybercrime, there have been several cases where stolen domains were recovered using the process. The Complainant, GPZ Technology, Inc. stated that it is […]

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