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BNN.com and Brel.com : No longer stolen, #domains back with their owner

The saga has ended for the owner of BNN.com and Brel.com as both domains have been returned and are now in their possession. Both domains were at NameSecure, a domain registrar operated by Web.com. After a long quest for their return, the domains were moved away from GoDaddy where the Algerian thief had transferred them […]

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BNN.com and Brel.com : Stolen #domains back at Web.com

The domains BNN.com and Brel.com were stolen and transferred away to GoDaddy by a persistent domain thief. The theft was publicized in February and since then the owner has been working with the registrars involved in this unlawful transfer to reverse it. Since late March, both domains are back in the original accounts at NameSecure, […]

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Permanent injunction shuts down #domains of tech support fraud scheme

A US federal court entered an order of permanent injunction against an individual and five companies in a case against a large-scale technical-support fraud scheme alleged to have defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable U.S. victims. The order bars Michael Brian Cotter, 59, of Glendale, California, and four companies — Singapore registered Global Digital Concierge […]

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Sky Global : Canadian firm’s #domains were seized by the US federal authorities

Sky Global is a Canadian company, creators of encryption software for phones. The US federal authorities have indicted two of its top executives for allegedly providing drug traffickers with the ability to evade surveillance. Jean-Francois Eap, Sky Global’s Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas Herdman, a former high-level distributor of Sky Global devices, are charged with […]

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Perl.com #domain theft incident detailed by operator’s testimonial

The brazen theft of Perl.com shows just how far operatives in countries with lax IP laws can go. Luckily, the domain name Perl.com was returned to its rightful owner, programmer Tom Christiansen. At the time that the incident was made public, the domain Perl.com had been transferred to Chinese domain registrar BizCN. The registrar’s erratic […]

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#GoDaddy: Alarming number of #domain theft attempts

GoDaddy is the biggest domain registrar in the world, with more than 80 million domain names under management. It makes sense that it’s therefore the most targeted domain registrar by cybercriminals, due to the sheer volume of domains. For domain portfolio holders at GoDaddy, a type of upgraded protection is available. The message displayed under […]

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Area.com is a stolen domain asset

The aged, premium domain name Area.com has been reported as stolen. Area.com was moved away from its registrant’s possession at Network Solutions, to BizCN in China. The same domain registrar was used in several other recent domain theft incidents that included the high profile case of Perl.com. Thomas E. Dell, founder of Soylent Communications, is […]

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Perl.com and other #domains moved back to Network Solutions after brazen theft

The domain Perl.com was returned to its legitimate owners late last week, moving back to Network Solutions. Brian D. Foy, operator of Perl.com, confirmed that the domain was returned: “Network Solutions got Perl.com back. Your WHOIS records should show that.” Indeed, Perl.com was returned to Network Solutions on Friday, February 5th. As we reported a […]

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Stolen domains: BNN.com and Brel.com in the possession of Algerian thief

A persistent domain thief has usurped the domains BNN.com and Brel.com, offering them for sale privately and in public forums. The domain Brel.com was used as the “trojan horse” to access BNN.com, a premium three letter .com domain. Its legitimate owner, Brel Software Pte Ltd, were notified of the theft only recently; the domains were […]

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Domain crime: List of currently stolen #domains

Domain theft is a crime that relies on two parameters to succeed: keeping the victim unaware of the crime and presenting the stolen assets for sale to unsuspecting buyers. In the case of domain names, domain theft affects the victim’s business and communications, perhaps even their personal identity. Once resold, these domain assets become “laundered” […]

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Simon the fish: Dropped domain was used to hijack a group of linked #domains

The dropped domain name SimonTheFish.com was used to take over a group of domains linked to the email address sp@simonthefish.com in November. In what is known as the domain hijacking method of orphaned domains, the process involves registering the controlling domain, enabling the admin email address, and attempting to transfer away any domains linked to […]

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Scammers attempted to phish using fake #Moderna domain name

Phishing the domains of popular companies such as Moderna is a crime that requires swift action. The Homeland Security Investigations department in Baltimore have seized the domain Mordernatx.com, a typo of the official domain name Modernatx.com. The domain Mordernatx.com was seized in accordance with a seizure warrant issued by the United States Court for the […]

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