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Anglotopia: More domains stolen from GoDaddy by Russian hackers

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Domain names are getting stolen more often than what you think.

Domain names are getting stolen more often than what you think.

A domain and business owner describes his domain saga, involving GoDaddy and domain hackers from Russia and Ukraine.

The latter, tried to extort the owner asking for a sizable ransom of $24,000 to be paid in exchange for four profitable domains:

  • Anglotopia.net
  • Londontopia.net
  • Aussietopia.net
  • BudgetBritainGuide.com

By accessing the Gmail account managing the domains at GoDaddy, the hackers were able to hold the domains hostage, until the legitimate owner hired an attorney, filed a UDRP and won! 😀

Read the full story here.

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This post is 100% true!


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2 Responses to “Anglotopia: More domains stolen from GoDaddy by Russian hackers”
  1. anglotopia says:

    Thank you for posting about our story!

  2. DomainGang says:

    Jonathan – You’re welcome. It’s refreshing seeing that you didn’t give in to the thieves and that you won the UDRP. The same thieves stole and kept other domains temporarily, such as Amsterdam.info and Forum.biz.

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