Wall Street Journal : Domain Crime and the loss of domains and businesses

The Wall Street Journal made extensive coverage to domain theft and cybercrime that targets businesses yesterday. In an epic article covering the domain theft of ShadesDaddy.com and MLA.com – both of which we covered extensively in the past – the WSJ shares feedback from important industry attorneys. Philip Corwin, counsel to the Internet Commerce Association, emphasizes […]

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Took a bloody year: Stolen domain MLA.com has been returned to rightful owner!

Michael Lee can finally breathe; his premium corporate asset, MLA.com, is no longer in the hands of a Russian youth, who stole it in May of 2013. It took more than one year to get MLA.com back, and the combination of good luck, corporate pressure, legal processes – and the outing of the thief on […]

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Domain thieves continue to provoke while Registrars deny the owners basic rights!

A brazen Russian thief stole the domain name MLA.com and then fabricated an electronic exchange of a supposed Bitcoin sale. Despite owning this domain since the 90’s, Chicago professional Michael Lee has gone to extreme lengths, trying to prove this is his property. Internet BS, the registrar where the domain was moved to, refused to […]

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Mainstream media: Covering the issue of domain theft helps the domain industry

When it comes down to coverage of any crime, media serve as the presenter of information; often, digging below the surface and acting as interrogators. Mainstream media covering the issue of domain theft have discovered untapped territory, and that’s a good thing for the domain industry. The information presented in yesterday’s Huffington Post article on […]

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Alert: Stolen domain MLA.com might be offered for sale

In a case reminiscent of the recent multi-domain theft of four LLL .com domains, MLA.com was stolen from its legitimate owners, Michael Lee & Associates of Chicago. The theft of MLA.com occurred in May of 2013, when the owner’s account at GoDaddy was compromised. MLA.com is currently in the possession of the thief. Following the […]

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