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[ga] Alert: More Stolen Domains

  • To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: [ga] Alert: More Stolen Domains
  • From: Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 08:35:32 -0700 (PDT)

from Jay Westerdal's DomainTools blog


[excerpt]  High profile domains are being stolen and
offered on the blackmarket today. The thief is trying
to sell them for $300,000 and turn a quick buck.
Beware not to buy them. BO.com, PU.com, JY.com,
Showroom.com, and Samantha.com. If you are contacted
by the person claiming to be the owner you will want
to decline the purchase. James Barnes was on the
record with his old email of jbarnes@xxxxxxxxx, his
address was 17717 Blackwood Ct, Chesterfield, MO,
63005-4298, US. On August 31st his email was
jbarnes@xxxxxxxxx. On September first his email
address changed to jymbarnes@xxxxxxxxx. The next day,
September 2nd, the address changed from Chesterfield,
MO to New York, NY and the Registrar also changed from
DomainDiscover to Register.com. This sets off warning
bells because the domain was offered for sale right
after a registrar change, an email change and an
address change.

The person?s name on the whois never changed but
everything else did. Curious. We contacted the
previous whois contact information and the owner
confirmed domains are stolen. Register.com should lock
these domains and transfer them back to DomainDiscover
if they are reading my blog.

We reported earlier on the Raven.com: The case of a
stolen domain. Stealing domain names is a high reward,
low risk crime. I have yet to see someone get
arrested. Generally the domain is returned to the
owner (sometimes).

Here are all the stolen domains:


UPDATE: Here are some more stolen domains:

[Danny's Note:  The issues surrounding the hijacking
of raven.com have been discussed at length on the
registrars list; the thread is entitled "Grave Robbing
and SEDO Fencing" -- it begins here: 
http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/registrars/msg04968.html ]

Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell. 

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