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X3.com : Formerly stolen domain has been recovered

In April of this year, we reported that the premium, aged domain X3.com was stolen from its legitimate owner. At the time, Mr. AJ Alfieri-Crispin, shared the agony of witnessing the domain disappear from his registrar account in the course of 25 minutes. The owner’s Odyssey ended about a month ago, when the 3rd District […]

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Enom “backpack” girl featured in domain comic!

Do you remember the eNom girl? Featuring a backpack, the iconic student was used on hundreds of thousands of domains parked on eNom pages, a decade ago. Hannah Steller, as her real name is, made a cameo appearance – in the same photo – as far as Nepal. Not only that, but the spoof story […]

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Lawsuit filed over stolen numeric domain 256.com

An “in rem” lawsuit has been filed in Virginia to recover the domain name 256.com, alleging that it was stolen in December 2014. The lawsuit, details of which were uncovered by domain investor George Kirikos, is filed against the property itself. According to Wikipedia: “In rem jurisdiction (Latin, “power about or against ‘the thing’”[1]) is […]

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Enom’s DNS attacked; account info deemed safe

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which uses Enom as its domain name registrar, suffered a DNS attack: “In a statement issued late Monday, the St. Louis Fed informed those who use the bank’s public economic data and analysis tools that in late April it discovered the breach. […]

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Alert: X3.com is currently a stolen domain; moved from eNom to Ename

The owner of the domain name X3.com shared with us that the domain is currently in the hands of a domain thief. On April 5th, 2015, X3.com changed ownership “withing a window of 25 minutes” and was transferred from an eNom reseller – DreamHost – to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename. The latter, has been […]

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GoDaddy wins pair of phishing, password-stealing domain names in UDRP

GoDaddy filed and won a UDRP for two domain names that were used as part of an elaborate email phishing scheme. As we pointed out in December of 2014, several domain names bearing the “GoDaddy” keyword and trademark, were registered at eNom. Their Chinese registrant used them in email phishing campaigns, in order to fool […]

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WHOIS privacy unmasked at 282,867 eNom domains in Google Apps snafu

Long before becoming a registrar, Google partnered with eNom to roll out domain registration services via its Google Apps. While thousands of registrants opted for WHOIS privacy, some glitch in the Google Apps software instructed eNom to reveal the registrants’ information at the time of the domains’ renewal. The glitch slowly but surely affected a […]

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Cache of domains stolen from an eNom account

Yet another domain theft was unveiled: A group of domains that were pushed away from an eNom customer’s account, were then transferred out to GoDaddy. Despite the Chinese owner’s proof of ownership and other provided details about how these left his account, eNom deemed the transfers to be “legitimate” and has not acted upon requesting […]

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Top tier three letter dot com DNS.com moved away from Moniker

Recently, we covered the change in ownership of the domain name DNS.com, which was used in the past by DNS by Comodo. The company rebranded to DNSbyComodo.com, letting DNS.com pointed to its servers for a while. That message was removed recently, and DNS.com was moved to Domain Name Sales, where it is listed “For Lease” […]

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Domain stolen at eNom; Registrant wants “to die” over the loss

An emotionally charged thread over at Web Hosting Talk (WHT), unveils the unnecessary saga domain owners endure, in order to reclaim ownership of stolen domains. User “crazysheep118”, whose first language doesn’t appear to be English, stated: “my domain been stolen in enom . the hack stolen my enom account first .and push all my domains […]

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Page Howe livid over loss of gTLD domains to the Registry

Domain investor, Page Howe, was visibly dejected today, after announcing the loss of gTLD domains to the Registry, Donuts, Inc.   Apparently, three full weeks after Page registered those domains at eNom, he received an email notifying him of a “mistake”: “im speechless at the ineptitude of donuts.co , for those of you in the […]

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