Quartet of stolen LLLL .com domains was recovered by GoDaddy

A quartet of four-letter .com domains that was stolen from its legitimate owner in November 2015, has been recovered by GoDaddy. The case involved the following domains: RYLN.COM, BMRD.COM, RDBY.COM, LLCY.COM. The domains were stolen by Chinese cybercriminals and were moved to Ename, where they were auctioned. Their legitimate owner engaged GoDaddy’s dispute team, which […]

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Cybercrime : Ename wants victim of domain theft to refund the buyers!

It doesn’t get any better than this – if you’re looking for an example of adding insult to pain, that is. A domain owner whose domains were reported stolen from GoDaddy and transferred to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, received the following shocking response from Ename support: Thank you for contacting eName service. The domains: […]

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Chinese Cybercrime : Stolen domains for sale at Ename auctions

This is an update on the recent report of four LLLL .com domain names that were stolen from their legitimate owner. According to the owner, who reached out to us, two of the domains have already been sold to new owners, via the Chinese domain auction platform and registrar,Ename.com. The stolen domains under new ownership […]

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Domain investor’s portfolio of numeric domains stolen by Chinese thief

Veteran domain investor Satoshi Shimoshita, known as “toho” on DNForum, announced the theft of a large portfolio of mostly numeric domains. The following 34 domains were stolen from his account at eNom, on July 27th and six more domains on August 3rd, after he had opened an emergency support ticket! First batch of stolen domains, […]

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C73.com : Another stolen domain moved to Chinese registrar Ename

The domain name C73.com was stolen from its legitimate owner, who reached out to us. Just like many other victims of domain theft, Nazih witnessed his 16 year old domain asset getting stolen from GoDaddy and was moved to the Chinese domain registrar Ename. The latter, is particularly popular with domain thieves in China, according […]

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Kamao.com : GoDaddy retrieves stolen domain with order from Verisign

It’s a routine repeated more often than a ballet pirouette, these days: Unscrupulous cybercriminals from China, using phishing techniques, steal domains – primarily from GoDaddy – and transfer them to Ename, a Chinese domain marketplace and registrar. Once there, the process of reclaiming these domains is a painful reprisal of a practice that GoDaddy has […]

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GoDaddy yanks formerly stolen domain 6462.com back from Ename!

Last December, we covered the brazen theft of the domain 6462.com from a GoDaddy account. The domain was transferred unlawfully to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename and despite GoDaddy’s requests, Ename refused to return it. Its Australian registrant, domain investor Rod Seeber, reached out to us back then for assistance with exposing the theft, and […]

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Update: Formerly stolen domain EXF.com was returned to its owner

Who doesn’t like a happy ending? In November 2014, the domain name EXF.com was stolen from its legitimate owner – not once, but twice. EXF.com was then transferred from GoDaddy to Ename, the Chinese domain registrar notorious for being used by domain thieves. The domain’s legitimate owner contacted us today, to let us know that […]

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Update: CCT.com has been retrieved – No longer a stolen domain!

Great news for Dean Vlahos, legitimate owner of the domain CCT.com – it has been returned to his possession, and it has been transferred back to Network Solutions. CCT.com had been reported stolen in mid December, and had been transferred to Ename.com, a domain registrar popular with domain thieves in China. It is almost certain […]

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ESQwire: Law firm assists with the return of 3 valuable numeric .com domains

It’s good news for the owner of three formerly stolen numeric domains: 224.com, 452.com and 605.com. ESQwire, the domainer-friendly law firm of attorneys Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer, along with Greenberg & Lieberman, filed a lawsuit in November, to recover the domains on behalf of their owner. In late December, the Virginia court decided to […]

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9P.com update: Bodis pulls the plug on stolen domain’s parking revenue

Chinese domain thieves stole the domain 9P.com, moving it away from GoDaddy and to registrar Ename. In order to exploit its apparent massive traffic related to playing online games, they parked it at PPC traffic monetization company Bodis. After the legitimate owner of the domain contacted us to report the domain theft, we reached out […]

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9P.com – Another stolen domain name ends up at Chinese registrar Ename

The owners of the domain name 9P.com alerted us that the domain has been stolen from their GoDaddy account, sometime in late December. Presumably targeted for its use as a short, easy to remember repository of free online games, 9P.com was stolen not too long after it was renewed for a period of 10 years. […]

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