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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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, […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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’”) is […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
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 […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The owner of the domain name X3.com shared with us that the domain is currently in the hands of a domain thief. On April 5th, 2015, X3.com changed ownership “withing a window of 25 minutes” and was transferred from an eNom reseller – DreamHost – to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename. The latter, has been […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Last December, we covered the brazen theft of the domain 6462.com from a GoDaddy account. The domain was transferred unlawfully to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename and despite GoDaddy’s requests, Ename refused to return it. Its Australian registrant, domain investor Rod Seeber, reached out to us back then for assistance with exposing the theft, and […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
A Russian business owner from Moscow is sharing his plight on the Wix platform’s support forum, in an attempt to get a stolen domain back. Wix offers a unified registration, hosting and building process – a one stop shop for businesses on a shoe-string budget. According to Yuri Kornev, CEO of Ramenskaya realbaza, a former […]Copyright © 2017 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.