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Caution : Domain owner impersonation might cost you

Domain cybercriminals attempt to steal domain names using a variety of cunning methods. Other than direct hacking of accounts, or spear-phishing techniques, social engineering is a common method. Calling up a domain registrar’s support department pretending they are the owner, or calling the domain owner pretending to be the domain registrar, is one such example. […]

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Domain theft : Report of stolen domain names for August 2017

We’re rolling out a monthly list of domain names that remain stolen, based on previous documented incidents or other investigative reports. Domain theft is rampant, and scumbags who steal domain names often attempt to dispose of these assets quickly. Alternate methods involve the direct communication with buyers in private, often requiring payments in Bitcoin or […]

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Alert: TNTG.com is a stolen domain name

The domain name TNTG.com has been stolen, and its current registrant is under investigation. They allege that they bought the domain on a Turkish domain forum. Mr. Lloyd Joseph, of the Technology Group, a Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Provider in the UK, confirmed the theft with us yesterday. “It is a company asset, and we’d like […]

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Stolen LDW.com domain name returned in UDRP

Original registrant discovered theft late last year. Game developer LDW Software, LLC has successfully recovered the stolen domain name LDW.com through a UDRP. The alleged theft appears to have happened in 2015, but the company didn’t become aware of the change until the perpetrator changed the nameservers for the domain name at the end of […]

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Stolen domain LDW.com was recovered via the UDRP process

The formerly stolen three letter .com domain, LDW.com, has been recovered via the UDRP process. Its Chinese registrant, Stella Chang, did not respond to this UDRP. The Complainant is LDW Software, LLC of San Francisco, California, USA, and its founder, Arthur Humphrey who registered the domain LDW.com in 1996. According to the complaint: “The Complainant […]

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You need a plausible trademark to recover stolen domains through UDRP

UDRP can be used to recover stolen domain names but you need to prove some sort of trademark rights in the domains. The owner of 74 domain names who claims they were stolen from their GoDaddy account has failed to recover the domain names through a UDRP. When you look at the list of domain […]

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Popular website stolen and held for ransom

Thief demanded $30,000 worth of bitcoin to return 411Mania.com domain name. 411Mania.com, a mixed martial arts, wrestling and entertainment website that gets seven million pageviews per month, was hijacked and held for ransom earlier this week. According to a lawsuit (pdf) filed in Virginia on Wednesday, the domain name was hijacked on or about April […]

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Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter .com domain names

Suit alleges domain names were stolen after AOL email account was compromised. Daniel Kametani of California has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover six three letter .com domain names that he says were stolen after someone hijacked his AOL email account. The in rem lawsuit against the six domain names was filed in federal district […]

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