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 has been reported as stolen

The three letter domain has been reported as stolen. Registered in 1999, 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, 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:,,,,,,,,,,,,, […]

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#Domain crime : has been stolen since 2007

The three letter domain is still stolen, and the thief has set up a page faking its recovery. The stupid scheme to legitimize the domain’s status was uncovered thanks to the registrant’s attempts to sell the domain on various domain venues, and getting blocked. Flippa suspended the seller’s account debizetplimus, while NamePros confirmed that […]

Copyright © 2019 · All Rights Reserved. : Network Solutions rendered the #domain transfer “unauthorized and illegal”

The owner of received the formerly stolen domain two days ago, but new drama is unfolding about who exactly ordered the transfer back. It’s now clear that the return of the domain was not initiated by the party who bought the domain from the thief. founder, James Booth lost $26,000 dollars in the […]

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Stolen #domains and squatters : Confusion about the obligations of a registrant

Domain names are digital assets that depend on a basic act of maintenance: they must be renewed in order to be kept. Even to this day, domain registrants fail to grasp that concept, and often act shocked when their expired domain is re-registered or acquired by another party. By failing to pay its renewal fee […]

Copyright © 2019 · All Rights Reserved. #domain drama continues : Previous owner claims #domain was stolen

Rebecca J. Burns, previous owner of the domain and founder of ComQuest Designs, has come forward in social media, claiming that her domain was stolen. A few days ago, we were informed that was taken away from domain investor, James Booth, who said he paid $26,000 dollars to acquire it. The story so […]

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Warning : and have been reported as #stolen #domains

The premium domains and have been reported as stolen by their legitimate owner, Motohisa Ohno. Mr. Ohno was recently made aware of the theft, which occurred in June 2017. The domains were moved away from his eNom account without any notification. “L5.COM and XGK.COM were stolen from my Enom account in June, 2017. […]

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Stolen #domain listed for sale on #Afternic

Update #5: The domain appears to have been sold without the authorization of its previous owner, Rebecca J. Burns. New article here. Update #4: The owner of ComQuest Designs who registered 22 years ago, denies that she sold the domain to James Booth. Her statement from Facebook follows: “my domain, which i created […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain […]

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