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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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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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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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ALERT: The domains 224.com, 452.com and 605.com are currently stolen

Domain theft has been a hot topic this year; an increased appetite by Chinese domain investors has led to numerous incidents of stolen domains. Many of these domains end up at Chinese domain registrar and selling venue, Ename. Ename.com has generally been uncooperative in blatant cases of domain theft, and despite efforts of losing registrars […]

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Lightly.com – Saga of a stolen domain continues as bogus web site is set up

The thieves of Lightly.com hiding behind unverifiable WHOIS information, have now set up a bogus web site about kids stories. George Hong of Guta.com pointed out that every domain hosted in China needs to be registered with the Chinese government; the ICP number at the bottom of Lightly.com is shared with other web sites. This […]

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East Nashville Farmers Market domain hijacked by Russian hackers

The domain name Eastnashvillemarket.com has been hijacked away from its owners, organizers of the East Nashville Farmers Market. In yet another domain theft originating at GoDaddy, the domain has been moved to the India based registrar, PublicDomainRegistry.com. The current WHOIS displays the registrant based in Russia, with the domain’s DNS pointed to servers in Armenia. […]

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Success! Stolen domain WTD.com returned to rightful owner

“All’s well that ends well.” This Shakespearean play title would perfectly suit the case of the (formerly) stolen domain name, WTD.com. After reporting WTD.com as stolen in February and alerting the domain community, the legitimate owner established a due process that despite his legal background took several months to complete. At the time, WTD.com was […]

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Stolen domain update: WTD .com frozen at GoDaddy

In February of this year we disclosed that the domain name WTD.com has been stolen from its rightful owners, via a proxy method. That method, however simplistic as it might be, involves the recreation of the managing email for that domain, if it belongs to a domain that expired. The current holder of WTD.com not […]

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