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BNN.com and Brel.com : No longer stolen, #domains back with their owner

The saga has ended for the owner of BNN.com and Brel.com as both domains have been returned and are now in their possession. Both domains were at NameSecure, a domain registrar operated by Web.com. After a long quest for their return, the domains were moved away from GoDaddy where the Algerian thief had transferred them […]

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BNN.com and Brel.com : Stolen #domains back at Web.com

The domains BNN.com and Brel.com were stolen and transferred away to GoDaddy by a persistent domain thief. The theft was publicized in February and since then the owner has been working with the registrars involved in this unlawful transfer to reverse it. Since late March, both domains are back in the original accounts at NameSecure, […]

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Perl.com #domain theft incident detailed by operator’s testimonial

The brazen theft of Perl.com shows just how far operatives in countries with lax IP laws can go. Luckily, the domain name Perl.com was returned to its rightful owner, programmer Tom Christiansen. At the time that the incident was made public, the domain Perl.com had been transferred to Chinese domain registrar BizCN. The registrar’s erratic […]

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Stolen #domains: USB.com, Photographs.com snatched from Network Solutions

A group of ultra premium domain names has been reported as stolen and moved away from Network Solutions. The cache of stolen domains include the following: USB.com Photographs.com Australia.net 2227.com Three of these domains were moved from NetSol to Shinjiru MSC Sdn Bhd, an ICANN-accredited registrar based in Malaysia. The practice is familiar: a registrant’s […]

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Area.com is a stolen domain asset

The aged, premium domain name Area.com has been reported as stolen. Area.com was moved away from its registrant’s possession at Network Solutions, to BizCN in China. The same domain registrar was used in several other recent domain theft incidents that included the high profile case of Perl.com. Thomas E. Dell, founder of Soylent Communications, is […]

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Perl.com and other #domains moved back to Network Solutions after brazen theft

The domain Perl.com was returned to its legitimate owners late last week, moving back to Network Solutions. Brian D. Foy, operator of Perl.com, confirmed that the domain was returned: “Network Solutions got Perl.com back. Your WHOIS records should show that.” Indeed, Perl.com was returned to Network Solutions on Friday, February 5th. As we reported a […]

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Stolen domains: BNN.com and Brel.com in the possession of Algerian thief

A persistent domain thief has usurped the domains BNN.com and Brel.com, offering them for sale privately and in public forums. The domain Brel.com was used as the “trojan horse” to access BNN.com, a premium three letter .com domain. Its legitimate owner, Brel Software Pte Ltd, were notified of the theft only recently; the domains were […]

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Domain crime: List of currently stolen #domains

Domain theft is a crime that relies on two parameters to succeed: keeping the victim unaware of the crime and presenting the stolen assets for sale to unsuspecting buyers. In the case of domain names, domain theft affects the victim’s business and communications, perhaps even their personal identity. Once resold, these domain assets become “laundered” […]

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Perl.com : A 1994 #domain has been stolen by busy Chinese thief

Aged and active domain name Perl.com has been reported as stolen, after the thief listed it for sale on Afternic. Registered in 1994, Perl.com has served as a resource for the programming language Perl. The theft occurred around September 2020 but the Afternic listing is fresh; changing the DNS to Afternic nameservers disrupted the web […]

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Simon the fish: Dropped domain was used to hijack a group of linked #domains

The dropped domain name SimonTheFish.com was used to take over a group of domains linked to the email address sp@simonthefish.com in November. In what is known as the domain hijacking method of orphaned domains, the process involves registering the controlling domain, enabling the admin email address, and attempting to transfer away any domains linked to […]

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Piracy.com and Patterns.com are stolen domains still listed on #Afternic

Piracy.com was stolen from its rightful owners by a domain thief, most likely from China. The domain was listed for sale on various venues such as Sedo and Afternic. It has been removed from Sedo but the listing is still live on Afternic. The thief is trying to get any price for Piracy.com, changing its […]

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Piracy.com and Patterns.com appear to be stolen #domains

The premium domains Piracy.com and Patterns.com appear to be stolen assets. Both domains were moved to the Chinese registrar BizCN and have been listed for sale at Afternic and Sedo, at prices well below their value. Domain investor, Bill Patterson, noted the listings and their ridiculous prices on Twitter: Patterns.com was listed first @ $17.5k. […]

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