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#WeChat .com : #Domain moves to a #Chinese Registrar as tensions continue

WeChat, the Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app has moved to a Chinese domain Registrar. Transferring its primary domain, WeChat.com, away from MarkMonitor to eName is a clear demonstration of trust in China’s own ICANN accredited Registrar. Two additional WeChat domains, QQ.chat and QQ.email are with a German and a Chinese Registrar […]

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Perfect World Games : Brokered sale of 88.com estimated at $50,000,000 dollars

There are reports that the domain 88.com was just sold, at an estimated price breaking all previously reported domain sales records. Chinese domain investor, Yue Dai (Dai Yue) stated that the buyer, Chinese company Perfect World Games, is a company worth $10 billion USD. Yue Dai estimates the brokered sale of 88.com at up to […]

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China’s #eName joins the spamming crowd of registrar “brokers”

China’s eName joins the crowd of registrar “brokers” that spam domain owners with unsolicited offers. If you thought that GoDaddy’s practice of using a team of brokers to reach out on behalf of their customers was frustrating enough, here come the Chinese. The practice is the same: both eName and GoDaddy, are registrars that email […]

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BREAKING: #Tiangong-1 crashed into #Chinese #domain registry’s HQ

Tiangong-1, the Chinese satellite that has been spinning out of control for weeks, crashed in the early morning hours on April 1st. The nine ton space junk, measured 40 feet across as it came down in several pieces, crashing into the headquarters of the Chinese domain Registry, Ename. Thousands of .CN domains incinerated instantly, and […]

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Alert : HIX.com is a stolen domain name currently

Warning: The domain name HIX.com has been stolen. Its legitimate owner is being represented by ESQwire.com and the domainer-friendly law firm is in the process of getting it back. There are, however, some interesting points to outline in this domain-related crime. Jozsef Hollosi acquired HIX.com in 1994, setting up a personal web site called Hollosi […]

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Domain crime : 6213.com is a stolen domain name

After several months of quiet time, Chinese domain registrar Ename.com emerges once again as the registrar of choice for the transfer of a stolen domain name. The domain 6213.com was stolen very recently, and was transferred away from GoDaddy.com. Says its legitimate owner, who is based in Hong Kong: “I spent hours reading many articles […]

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EDP.com : Stolen domain taken from its Chinese thief via UDRP

A Chinese domain thief was forced to return the stolen domain EDP.com via the UDRP process. Back in July, we wrote about the Portuguese company EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. filing the case; we correctly speculated that the domain, which had been transferred away to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename, had been stolen. In […]

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Chinese domain market report : eName news “cock up” with copied parody story

The Chinese domain market is busy, despite the drop in volume and average prices, for the “domain Chip” category. China’s brightest domain investors gathered last month to discuss the present and future of domain investing, at the World Domain Conference. Recently, the Chinese government ordered popular portals to not produce their own news; the latter […]

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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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Domain crime : Stolen domain APG.com has been recovered via UDRP

It took a lengthy UDRP to recover the premium, three letter domain, APG.com, which had been stolen by a cyberthief. In July 2015, APG Technologies, LLC acquired the 20 year old domain APG.com from its previous owner, for the sum of $30,000 dollars. The domain, at the time, was registered with Network Solutions; in September […]

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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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