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Domain stolen

Located in Legal Discussion started by newms, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. newms

    newms Established Member

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    Hi all,

    I came across this blog post from a designer who had his domain name stolen. http://www.davidairey.co.uk/StaticPage.html

    Kinda scary how his online identity was stolen by some criminal who wanted to sell the name back to him for $650. He is considering WIPO and/or UDRP and wanted advice so I went to the best place I thought of...here. What kind of advice could the experts here at Namepros give this guy whose domain has been hijacked by some scumbag?

    I'll post a comment on his blog linking here. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
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  2. Devil_Dog

    Devil_Dog Upgraded Member Gold Account Blue Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh man, where do I start in all the mistakes that he made?

    1. Informing everyone he'd be gone on holiday for a month
    2. Using a gmail address for his domains
    3. Regging a name through a webhost
    4. Contacting the hijacker/new owner with an offer
     
  3. mwzd

    mwzd Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I know, terrible, but its still illegal.

    I'd also like to know why he was punched in the face?

    I quite agree with him about not paying a hacker.

    1. File a 'fraud' complaint at a local police station.

    2. File a case against the ISP and Godaddy in the US.
    Both for info on the hacker and for domain recovery.

    3. Go through UDRP to get his domain back??
     
  4. VirtualT

    VirtualT Still Afloat VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I say it again, Godaddy are a thieves paradise. last time I said that all the brown noses came out of the woodwork spouting off how easy it is to recover your name from Nodaddy.

    Not!
     
  5. networkmsia

    networkmsia Active Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Man, thats scary.
    Lesson: While using gmail, don't browse any other sites.
     
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  6. Krossat

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    Well did he get it back then?
    The article does not say that. But the whois shows a davidairey.co.uk mail id.
     
  7. XuryaX

    XuryaX Established Member

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    He should contact godaddy. And give proofs of transactionand stuff. i think he will get the domain name then.
     
  8. newms

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    "After reading my story, some of you contacted me, saying that you know the CEO of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons, and that you would get in touch with him, asking if he could help."

    Looks like if you know someone that knows the CEO its YESdaddy
     
  10. Krossat

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    Thats great news :)
    always love happy endings lol

     
  11. WickedChess

    WickedChess Account Closed

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    I had a domain stolen from me last year still working on getting it back.. The person who stole it from me just got sued for 10 million by a mega mega big company for trademark fraud...

    What comes around goes around....
     
  12. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    He He. Nice one, Wicked Chess.

    Can some enlighten me what's wrong with GMail?
     
  13. allis

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  14. newms

    newms Established Member

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    As I understand it, what happened is that he browsed a site that has a malicious script on it while he was logged into gmail. The script created a filter in his gmail that forwarded messages with the word 'password' to the hacker's address. I'm not sure if this vulnerability has been fixed in gmail, but the message is don't browse questionable sites while logged into gmail.
     
  15. stub

    stub Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It's been fixed. So what other reasons are there for not using GMail?
     
  16. dezinerite

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    Glad everything's back to normal with him. I did come across his post that day when he announced his stolen domain.
     

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