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June 25, 2019 21:40

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How to keep your domains from being stolen (2019 edition)

Consider these eight safeguards to keep thieves away from your domain names. If you own domain names–particularly good names–you are at risk of having your valuable assets stolen from you. Thieves will try to compromise your domain registrar account (sometimes by first compromising your email account) and transfer the domains to another registrar. Sometimes they […]

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Stolen domain name EQN.com returned to rightful owner

Thief doesn’t show up to defend lawsuit. Verisign has transferred the domain name EQN.com to its previous owner after a judge ordered the transfer. Blackshore Properties, Inc. of San Marino, California acquired EQN.com in a NameJet auction in 2011 for $4,950. A thief subsequently stole the domain name from the company and transferred it to Chinese […]

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Chinese #domain thieves or misguided domain owners?

Domain owners continue to cry “murder” when the unthinkable happens: losing control of a domain they used to manage. Registrars such as Google Domains increase their user base thanks to the household name qualities their brand acquired through the years. In the eyes of the consumer, they are trustworthy. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, […]

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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 MCV.com 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 3620.com […]

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Corporate crime: Don’t fire your employee before you secure your domain assets

A domain was reported stolen at GoDaddy, after a company’s former employee took control of it and changed the password and even the account’s PIN. The distraught business owner, shared his plight on the GoDaddy support forum: I own a business with my family name and As well as a work email and website. An […]

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NY Supreme Court rejects domain name conversion claim

Court denies conversion claim because it says domain names are not property. New York Supreme Court tosses out domain name dispute. The Supreme Court of the State of New York has denied (pdf) a claim one of Michael Gleissner’s companies brought against Network Solutions. Gleissner’s company NextEngine Ventures LLC said it bought the domain name […]

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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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HRI.com stolen : Randstad domain property turns up for sale at Flippa!

HRI.com, a domain registered in 1990 and a Randstad property, has miraculously turned up for sale at Flippa. The Thailand-located seller, whose account was registered with Flippa yesterday, is using the photo of a Siemens award recipient, Kensen Shi, for his profile. We’d like to believe, that an aged corporate LLL .com that has been […]

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Domain crime : Get your domains away from AOL, Yahoo and Hotmail accounts fast!

Global alert : Domain hackers are attempting to steal domains, where the registrant uses AOL, Yahoo or Hotmail accounts. There have been numerous instances of such attempts and even successful domain theft incidents that we’re aware of. Changing one’s managing accounts to secure free email providers such as Gmail or ProtonMail is the first step […]

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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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