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Domain crime : GMF.com is a stolen domain name

Warning: Stolen domain.

Warning: Stolen domain.

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 and they confirmed that the domain was stolen in April of this year.

At this time, the following WHOIS info for GMF.com links the domain to a Russian email address, with an address in Kazakhstan: dimyanko@mail.ru

Domain Name: GMF.COM
Registry Domain ID: 831017_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.dynadot.com
Registrar URL: http://www.dynadot.com
Updated Date: 2016-07-05T20:43:33.0Z
Creation Date: 1996-03-07T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-03-08T05:00:00.0Z
Registrar: DYNADOT LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 472
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@dynadot.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6502620100
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Dmitry Baynurlatov
Registrant Street: pr. Kabanbay batyra, 17
Registrant City: Astana
Registrant State/Province: Astana
Registrant Postal Code: 010000
Registrant Country: KZ
Registrant Phone: +77.717287444
Registrant Email: dimyanko@bk.ru
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Dmitry Baynurlatov
Admin Street: pr. Kabanbay batyra, 17
Admin City: Astana
Admin State/Province: Astana
Admin Postal Code: 010000
Admin Country: KZ
Admin Phone: +77.717287444
Admin Email: dimyanko@bk.ru
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Dmitry Baynurlatov
Tech Street: pr. Kabanbay batyra, 17
Tech City: Astana
Tech State/Province: Astana
Tech Postal Code: 010000
Tech Country: KZ
Tech Phone: +77.717287444
Tech Email: dimyanko@bk.ru
Name Server: ns1.sedoparking.com
Name Server: ns2.sedoparking.com

If you are approached to acquire the domain GMF.com keep in mind that it’s stolen property, and the legitimate owners are in the process of reclaiming it.

Oddly, yesterday we posted about the Sedo policy on stolen domain names.

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2 Responses to “Domain crime : GMF.com is a stolen domain name”
  1. Ninja says:

    Sedo should ban Russia

  2. DomainGang says:

    Ninja – That’d be like throwing out the baby with the tub water, IMO.

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