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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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Igroutka.net : #UDRP over Russian stolen #domain fails to restore it

Aleksandr Danilchuk filed a UDRP to restore the status of his domain, igroutka.net, after it was allegedly stolen. Igroutka means “game duck” in Russian, and it’s a popular repository of free online games. According to the UDRP, between 2016 and 2019 Igroutka.net attracted more than 19,900,000 visitors, including more than 12,100,000 visitors in 2019. The […]

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Tobacco.com has been stolen

The domain name Tobacco.com has been reported as stolen, and the current registrant is not the legitimate owner, Mr. Michael Fischer. Tobacco.com was unlawfully transferred away from its previous registrar, Network Solutions. The transfer to GoDaddy occurred in September or October 2019. Tobacco.com was subsequently moved to another registrar, Ionos.com. And an interesting tidbit: In […]

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Auction for WTL.com ends at $15,300 but is this LLL #domain name stolen?

The auction for WTL.com ended at an eye-watering $15,300 dollars at DropCatch today. As we pointed out, the domain was listed in auction by a private seller – it was not a drop. Before the auction closed, we received notification that the domain WTL.com is most likely a stolen asset. The information came from established […]

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#Domain crime : VBK .com was stolen from its legitimate owners

Three letter domains are the de facto “coinage” for domainers. For more than 15 years, the value of LLL .com domains fluctuates with an upwards trend. While there are exceptions, the worth of LLL .com domains rebounds, and it’s very rare to encounter sales with a BIN lower than $10,000 dollars. And yet, that’s what […]

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Discrimination .com : Fabulous #domain stolen, then returned to owner

Discrimination.com was temporarily stolen yesterday, after an alleged hacker infiltrated the registrant’s account with Fabulous.com. The very valuable domain became an easy target, as the WHOIS information was public. Its registrant was notified of the account change (“push”) and contacted the Fabulous.com support. Within a few hours, the matter was resolved, thanks to the intervention […]

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