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#DNForum : Two, three and four digit .com #domains have been stolen – including 72.com, 191.com and others

Domain crime is the unlawful acquisition of domains via the direct theft or hijacking of registrant accounts managing domain names. A new thread at DNForum is reporting the theft of these ultra-premium numeric domain names: 72.com 030.com 191.com 223.com 282.com 4589.com 6910.com 8028.com 8256.com These domains appear to have been at GoDaddy, and a background […]

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#Cybercrime : Stolen LLLL .com #domain name repossessed by #GoDaddy

A domain investor who acquired a LLLL .com domain via the Dan.com marketplace – formerly known as Undeveloped – has lost his investment. GoDaddy, the domain registrar, repossessed the domain gxog.com, after it was reported as stolen. The thief funded their account at Dan.com with a method other than cryptocurrency, which the thief had requested […]

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Network Solutions account hacked; Weed.com, Wind.com and other premium #domains offered for sale

A Network Solutions account managing ultra-premium domain names, such as Weed.com and Wind.com has been hacked. The managing email, alex69@gmail.com is selling domains for crypto, at prices below market value. This is a common method used by cybercriminals that want to offload stolen domain assets, without a reversible process. Domainers take note: Having control over […]

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#Sedo has an established policy regarding stolen #domains

Stolen domains are often listed for sale on domain auction platforms, and such attempts might be difficult to thwart. Automated ownership validation isn’t a surefire process, simply because having control of a domain asset doesn’t necessarily establish proof of its lawful ownership. Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, has a detailed policy on stolen domain names, which […]

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#Domain crime : WBS.com appears to be a stolen asset

The domain name WBS.com has been reported as stolen, and Sedo is investigating the reports, all while the domain is in auction without a reserve. WBS.com was registered in 1995, and was used for years as a host of the World Billfishing Series. According to a cached page from 2018: “For over two decades, the […]

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#AQORN .com : Stolen #domain was recovered via the #UDRP process

Using the UDRP process in order to recover a stolen domain usually fails, but the owner of AQORN.com did it. Most panelists frown upon active disputes with domains such as infringement claims, lawsuits or domain theft; in the case of AQORN.com, the Respondent – and alleged thief – filed no response. Complainant, Adam Peacock, stated […]

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Want to report a #domain name as stolen? We’re here to help you recover it

If your domain was stolen, either due to a phishing scheme at your registrar, or by some means of social engineering, we’re here to assist you recover it. While we can’t provide legal advice, we’re savvy in the process of how an incident of domain theft can be reversed. Yes, it does take effort, time […]

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ECA .net buyer discovers this 20 year old #domain is stolen

Stolen domain names are being resold on various online venues, by keeping prices below market value. This approach makes them affordable and appealing to mostly unsuspected buyers, that believe they got a deal for an aged or premium domain. A recent exposure of such transactions ended up with the revelation that the three letter domain […]

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#Domain crime: Three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen

The three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen. Registered in 1999, NWX.com was recently transferred to NameSilo, and even listed for sale at Sedo. Once notified by TLDInvestors, Sedo removed the domain name from its marketplace. Researching the historic WHOIS data at DomainTools, it seems that the domain’s legitimate owner, Ron Bearden, appears […]

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No, these SMP #domains were not stolen from a #GoDaddy account

Claiming that your domains were stolen from your GoDaddy account better be substantiated by facts. Domain theft is a serious issue to this day. When you’re not sure, or too upset about domains that you attempted to register but never did, that’s a different story. A GoDaddy customer left a scathing message in the GoDaddy […]

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#Domain theft victim authors book about his ordeal with SOT .com

A year ago, Mr. Wille Kuutti lost control of his domain name, SOT.com. The Finnish software engineer was able to recover the domain, after jumping through several hoops with domain auction houses and registrars. The domain was hijacked using modern social engineering techniques. We covered the domain theft incident and its recovery and now there […]

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#GDPR chaos prelude : More than two dozen valuable #domains stolen from #GoDaddy account

A GoDaddy customer and veteran domain investor, has shared details of losing 29 aged domains to a hijacker, and dealing with unhelpful representatives when he tried to address the issue. The following domains were listed as stolen from the customer’s GoDaddy account: zantar.com, zata.com, yetta.com, podz.com, wingdale.com, prosaic.com, petlease.com, onesec.com, onlinemed.net, onlinebrain.com, namedom.com, millerton.com, microgirl.com, […]

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