Alert : is a stolen domain name currently

Warning: The domain name has been stolen. Its legitimate owner is being represented by and the domainer-friendly law firm is in the process of getting it back. There are, however, some interesting points to outline in this domain-related crime. Jozsef Hollosi acquired in 1994, setting up a personal web site called Hollosi […]

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Alert: is a stolen domain name

The domain name 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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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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Stolen domain was recovered via the UDRP process

The formerly stolen three letter .com domain,, 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 in 1996. According to the complaint: “The Complainant […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Confirmed to be a stolen domain name

The domain name 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, in a domain evaluation thread. Someone claiming to have acquired for “less than $500” at a drop, used the domain hijacking method […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Stolen domain taken from its Chinese thief via UDRP

A Chinese domain thief was forced to return the stolen domain 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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Cybercrime : Chinese domain thief continues political charades and anti-USA rhetoric

A Chinese cybercriminal who stole several domains from domain investor, Chris Goh, continued his anti-USA rhetoric and threats. Instead of showing remorse over the domain theft, the Chinese thief justified his crime as “payback” for alleged crimes that the USA has committed or is committing. “The people of the world have to see the United […]

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Alert : has been stolen, the domain of investor Chris Goh, has been stolen. The active domainer who often comments on blogs using the “BullS” moniker, contacted us about this unfortunate situation. “… found out that someone from China stole my doman plus some of my 4l at hostgator account. Working with hostgator to get them back.” It […]

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Alert : Cache of 115 LLL .com domains stolen from their owner

In what appears to be the largest theft of three letter .com domains ever, a cache of 115 LLL .coms were reported stolen from their owner. Domain investor, Qiang Du, who is a California resident, lost control to the valuable domain portfolio, after his AOL email account was compromised. The list of LLL .com domains […]

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Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China’s domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, “coinage” domains, particularly the “Chip” kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselves. It’s not uncommon for a domain to […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : One of the earliest cases of ICANN-reported domain theft

Domain theft is a crime. Stealing domains amounts to removing a valuable asset that belongs to someone else, and it’s no different than stealing a car, for example. For many years, domain names have been stolen, and overseer ICANN does not currently offer the type of domain ownership record, or title, made available to owners […]

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Stolen domain names : What is the Sedo policy?

Domain names that get stolen can bring devastating losses to their owners; in the meantime, cybercriminals that engage in domain crime activity attempt to reap great profits. The proliferation of domain theft is a serious reality, and although there is a monetary incentive that propels such criminal activity, it is being addressed in a fragmented […]

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