TulipBulbs.com: Stolen, dropped & auctioned—a cautionary domain tale

Since 1998, the domain name TulipBulbs.com was used by the Messelaar Bulb Company in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The specialty flower grower of the “finest quality topsize flower bulbs, imported from Holland” was founded in 1969 and operated its business from a great domain name for 20 years—until one day the domain was stolen. In the words […]

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F45.com: After a theft and a UDRP, this domain is now in auction

F45.com is most likely the youngest LNN .com in the world, having dropped and re-registered three days ago. When the DropCatch auction completes, F45.com will be won by the highest bidder. The ongoing auction ends in a few hours, with a currently high bid at $13,050 dollars. F45.com has a history though that might affect […]

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FreeDesignResources.net: High traffic #domain name stolen at #GoDaddy

The high traffic domain FreeDesignResources.net was reported as stolen at GoDaddy yesterday. The domain has been a popular repository of graphic resources, with a high followship on Adobe Behance and Facebook. The brazen thief is seeking to extort $5,000 dollars from the victim, in exchange for the stolen domain. Offering an “alternate plan,” the cybercriminal […]

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Warning: Tilt.com is currently a stolen #domain name

The domain name Tilt.com has been stolen from its legitimate owners, and is currently in the possession of the Greenberg & Lieberman law firm. The thief appears to be from Montenegro; the sale to domain investor, James Booth, was halted once information emerged about the status of Tilt.com. James delivered the domain to Greenberg & […]

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Matt Tolle : Attempt to steal my domains at NetSol last December

Matt Tolle is the owner of Night.com and a few other domains that were targeted by cybercriminals recently. Last December, there was an attempt to steal Night.com and others from his NetSol account. Mr. Tolle operates MattTolle.com and the cybercriminal registered MattToiie.com to trick the NetSol support personnel. MattToiie.com looks like MattToIIe.com when the double […]

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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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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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Stolen #domains: USB.com, Photographs.com snatched from Network Solutions

A group of ultra premium domain names has been reported as stolen and moved away from Network Solutions. The cache of stolen domains include the following: USB.com Photographs.com Australia.net 2227.com Three of these domains were moved from NetSol to Shinjiru MSC Sdn Bhd, an ICANN-accredited registrar based in Malaysia. The practice is familiar: a registrant’s […]

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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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Perl.com : A 1994 #domain has been stolen by busy Chinese thief

Aged and active domain name Perl.com has been reported as stolen, after the thief listed it for sale on Afternic. Registered in 1994, Perl.com has served as a resource for the programming language Perl. The theft occurred around September 2020 but the Afternic listing is fresh; changing the DNS to Afternic nameservers disrupted the web […]

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Igroutka.net : Stolen #domain registrant shares his experience with #Namecheap

The registrant of the domain igroutka.net lost access to his asset on July 23, 2020 – the domain was transferred to Namecheap. Igroutka.net is a busy web site with thousands of daily visitors, primarily from Russia, looking for free online games: As I found out, on July 21, 2020, my mail was hacked, which was […]

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