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Seized #domains : PaxForex.com shut down

The CFTC charged PaxForex, a foreign exchange trading platform with offering illegal transactions in ether, litecoin and bitcoin. Operating from the domain PaxForex.com, the Forex platform operated from a shell company in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the complaint, from at least March 2018 to present, PaxForex offered or engaged in unlawful retail […]

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Digital Point : Alleged data breach can lead to #domain name hijacking

An article describing a recent data breach at Digital Point – the world’s biggest webmaster forum and marketplace for web related services – is definitely alarming. According to the report, a Digital Point data leak contained data of 863,412 users thanks to a database that was not password-protected. What was leaked? The report claims that […]

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US Department of Justice confiscated #domains sponsoring international terrorism

The US Department of Justice has confiscated three domain names acting as an oil transport front for sponsors of international terrorism. The seizure of the domains involves three front companies: Mobin International, Sohar Fuel, and Oman Fuel, that arranged a multi-million dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist […]

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#Domain crime : Feds seized FaceMaskCenter.com used by ISIS

Federal agents are targeting domain crime involving Covid-19, and the latest shutdown involves the domain FaceMaskCenter.com. Registered in early 2020, the domain was used to facilitate PPE crime, allegedly by a facilitator of the terrorist organization ISIS. FaceMaskCenter.com claimed to sell FDA-approved N95 face masks, along with a wide range of other PPE, including Tyvek […]

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China Registry scam continues to pester #domain holders for fake trademark applications

The China Registry scam has been ongoing for several years. Operating from the domain ChinaRegistry.com.cn and several others, this is an attempt by scammers in China to pay up for fake trademark applications. How does this scam from China work? Let’s begin with the email below, that urges us to send it to the CEO […]

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Feds seize “Fuel Filter Silencer” #domain LafoAuto.com

Federal agents have seized the domain LafoAuto.com, that sold “fuel filter silencer” products that are not registered with the National Firearms Registration bureau. So what are fuel filter silencers? These are homemade suppressors for firearm noise, using fuel filters.  They are manufactured and sold illegally and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has […]

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FTBAgency.com : Freedom to Breathe Agency site down after fake “mask exempt” cards exposé

The domain FTBAgency.com was registered on June 12, 2020 and it hosted content about how face masks are supposedly harmful to one’s health, and a violation of people’s rights. The so-called “Freedom to Breathe Agency” project shared a fake card claiming to give its bearer rights to not wear a mask when visiting various establishments. […]

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Feds take down CityXGuide.com and BodyRubShop.com in multi-million dollar sting

The Department of Homeland Security has shut down two domain names involved in an online prostitution ring. CityXGuide.com and .net, along with BodyRubShop.com bear the following image: According to the indictment, the web sites’ operator netted more than $21 million off a suite of illicit websites promoting prostitution and sex trafficking: Wilhan Martono, 46, was […]

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Who is this bastard spammer “Eric” from talkwithwebvisitor.com? Wake up, #Cloudflare and #Dynadot

A guy named “Eric Jones” is spamming emails taken from the WHOIS of domains, and also online contact forms. The domain used currently is talkwithwebvisitor.com that is registered with Dynadot and hiding behind the free reverse proxy services of Cloudflare. A typical email from these assholes looks like this: “Hello, my name’s Eric and I […]

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Poor.com just sold for only $1,200 at #NamePros but it’s definitely a scam

The aged domain Poor.com was listed for sale at NamePros, with a BIN of $1,200 dollars. Its seller, account “LookMan19,” listed the domain for sale for only 3 hours. Answering questions by NamePros members, he insisted the domain for sale is not an IDN, or anything other than Poor.com. Registered in 1995, Poor.com appears not […]

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The #domain Tobacco.com has been recovered

The domain name Tobacco.com has been recovered, and is no longer stolen. We received this notification from IP attorney, John Berryhill, who let us know of the domain’s updated status. Tobacco.com is now in the possession of its legitimate owner, Mr. Michael Fischer. The previous registrant agreed to return the domain, stating that they bought […]

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Tobacco.com has been stolen

The domain name Tobacco.com has been reported as stolen, and the current registrant is not the legitimate owner, Mr. Michael Fischer. Tobacco.com was unlawfully transferred away from its previous registrar, Network Solutions. The transfer to GoDaddy occurred in September or October 2019. Tobacco.com was subsequently moved to another registrar, Ionos.com. And an interesting tidbit: In […]

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