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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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Igroutka.net : Stolen #domain registrant shares his experience with #Namecheap

The registrant of the domain igroutka.net lost access to his asset on July 23, 2020 – the domain was transferred to Namecheap. Igroutka.net is a busy web site with thousands of daily visitors, primarily from Russia, looking for free online games: As I found out, on July 21, 2020, my mail was hacked, which was […]

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#Domain crime : VBK .com was stolen from its legitimate owners

Three letter domains are the de facto “coinage” for domainers. For more than 15 years, the value of LLL .com domains fluctuates with an upwards trend. While there are exceptions, the worth of LLL .com domains rebounds, and it’s very rare to encounter sales with a BIN lower than $10,000 dollars. And yet, that’s what […]

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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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