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#AQORN .com : Stolen #domain was recovered via the #UDRP process

Using the UDRP process in order to recover a stolen domain usually fails, but the owner of AQORN.com did it. Most panelists frown upon active disputes with domains such as infringement claims, lawsuits or domain theft; in the case of AQORN.com, the Respondent – and alleged thief – filed no response. Complainant, Adam Peacock, stated […]

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Want to report a #domain name as stolen? We’re here to help you recover it

If your domain was stolen, either due to a phishing scheme at your registrar, or by some means of social engineering, we’re here to assist you recover it. While we can’t provide legal advice, we’re savvy in the process of how an incident of domain theft can be reversed. Yes, it does take effort, time […]

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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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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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#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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#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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Chinese #domain thieves or misguided domain owners?

Domain owners continue to cry “murder” when the unthinkable happens: losing control of a domain they used to manage. Registrars such as Google Domains increase their user base thanks to the household name qualities their brand acquired through the years. In the eyes of the consumer, they are trustworthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired MCV.com from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain 3620.com […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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Premium three letter .com domain name, SOT.com, is no longer stolen

It’s great news for the Finnish owner of the premium three letter .com domain, SOT.com. The domain was stolen from Wille Kuutti’s Dotster account a few days ago, by a cybercriminal who has been involved in numerous domain thefts. Mr. Kuutti has confirmed that SOT.com is no longer stolen, as the gaining registrar, Nominalia, transferred […]

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Caution : Domain owner impersonation might cost you

Domain cybercriminals attempt to steal domain names using a variety of cunning methods. Other than direct hacking of accounts, or spear-phishing techniques, social engineering is a common method. Calling up a domain registrar’s support department pretending they are the owner, or calling the domain owner pretending to be the domain registrar, is one such example. […]

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