The FBI shut down 498 #escort domains on #Chinese registrar #AliYun

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has added 498 domain names to its list of seized domains. Following the guidelines of US laws related to adult content and committing crimes on the Internet, the FBI seized 498 .com domains – all registered with a Chinese domain registrar, AliYun. The following message appears on these seized […]

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#Domain clawback : CWR.com sale involved a hijacked domain name

The sale of the three letter domain CWR.com via Sedo for a reported $22,665 dollars involved a stolen or “hijacked” asset. The auction winner paid the fee in mid December, and is now risking to lose his money, as the domain was clawed back by Network Solutions, that returned it to its legitimate owner. Said […]

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#Oreux : Your #domain drop might have been used in #cybercrime

When you pick domain names that dropped via snap services, such as DropCatch, SnapNames and the like, make sure you research their past. Quite often, domains are used for nefarious purposes, such as cyberattacks, phishing attacks and other cybercrime. The obvious method is to see past instances of the domain in Google, and past content […]

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ECA .net buyer discovers this 20 year old #domain is stolen

Stolen domain names are being resold on various online venues, by keeping prices below market value. This approach makes them affordable and appealing to mostly unsuspected buyers, that believe they got a deal for an aged or premium domain. A recent exposure of such transactions ended up with the revelation that the three letter domain […]

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#Domain crime: Three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen

The three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen. Registered in 1999, NWX.com was recently transferred to NameSilo, and even listed for sale at Sedo. Once notified by TLDInvestors, Sedo removed the domain name from its marketplace. Researching the historic WHOIS data at DomainTools, it seems that the domain’s legitimate owner, Ron Bearden, appears […]

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First renewal scam & spam email from an .ICU #domain arrives

The phucksticks that send out fake domain renewal notices have moved to the new .ICU domain – perhaps riding on a low cost promotional campaign. Operating from the lowclassic.ICU domain and a subdomain to evade detection, the spamming jizz guzzlers used NameCheap to register their spamming launchpad. These slimeballs are using a subdomain: ms1119.lowclassic.icu – […]

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Domain crime : Expired and dropped #domains in the hands of credit card phishers

Domains that drop or expire and become available for a small fee, often get picked up for their existing traffic. In the past, such pickups were made by domain investors, who’d park the domains with related keywords, earning PPC revenue. Domain parking has suffered big blows in the past decade, and now these domains are […]

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#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent mail to namesilo and got a […]

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Barrage of spam from dot .Date #domain names registered at #Namecheap

A barrage of spam has been arriving in the past few days, from dot .Date domain names. The emails contain the typical variety of spam, ranging from weight loss and hair restoration products, to learning how to fly planes. The dot .Date registry is dot Date Limited, which at this time is unavailable at the […]

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Krebs on Security uses #DomainTools to identify #domains on spamming network #Bitcanal

Brian Krebs, investigative journalist and publisher of the infosec blog Krebs On Security, uses DomainTools to research rogue domain owners. In a recent article, Krebs shared news of how Bitcanal – a Portuguese network – has been aiding spammers by hijacking millions of IP addresses. According to Krebs, security researchers have tracked the suspected theft […]

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#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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