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July 17, 2019 10:21

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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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CQD.com : Network Solutions rendered the #domain transfer “unauthorized and illegal”

The owner of CQD.com 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. BQDN.com 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 […]

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CQD.com #domain drama continues : Previous owner claims #domain was stolen

Rebecca J. Burns, previous owner of the domain CQD.com 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 CQD.com 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 : L5.com and XGK.com have been reported as #stolen #domains

The premium domains L5.com and XGK.com 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 CQD.com listed for sale on #Afternic

Update #3: James Booth told us that the domain CQD.com was returned to his possession by the legal department of Web.com, mother company of Network Solutions. Update #2: James Booth clarified that the transaction occurred outside of Afternic, after he was contacted from a CQD.com email address. The seller was verified by Escrow.com. The domain […]

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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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F45.com is a stolen domain that belongs to photographer Rolfe Horn

The domain F45.com is stolen, and it’s an asset that belongs to a famous photographer, Rolfe Horn. Strangely, it was recently involved in a UDRP case filed by an Australian fitness company, F45 Training Pty Ltd, that tried to acquire it from the current registrant, for $15,000 dollars. The only snag: the seller, Oleksandar Shapoval […]

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Domain crime : 864.com reported as stolen

We have received a report that 864.com is a stolen domain name; the same thief controls the stolen asset, ASZ.com. The domain 864.com has been offered for sale to domain brokers in private. Independent reviews confirmed that the domain is not in the possession of its lawful owner. We also received proof that the same […]

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