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Godaddy domain stolen

Located in General Domain Discussion started by keepsmile, Nov 28, 2016.

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  1. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Hi ,

    Today I received emails from the Godaddy that my domain name was transfer out to another registrar.
    But I didn't authorize this transfer. I didn't receive any requests regarding this transfer.
    Somebody stole my domain name from my the Godaddy account.

    My email address has OTP enabled. No chance somebody else had access to my email.

    Need help. Any ideas ?

    Regards.
     
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  2. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Top Member VIP

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    i dont know to help
    but i share your post

    here might be good people to help

    you should add in the headline : stolen domain - need help
    and ask Joe Styler ( from Godaddy )

    @Joe Styler
     
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  3. mpls

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  4. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Called them already. But only tech support is available. They said can do nothing.
    My premier service manager is out.
    VIP Account Exec: Luke Hintze
    Still waiting for him.

    The domain name is - AirDoc.com
     
  5. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Thank you.
     
  6. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Name Servers weren't change.
    No owner information in whois data.
     
  7. mpls

    mpls Top Member VIP

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    yes, strange no info about the owner... Your domain is in China now...
     
  8. FX

    FX Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    was 2 step auth enabled on the GD acc?
     
  9. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    No.
    But support told me that the domain name was unlocked today at night.
    And I didn't receive email notification about it and no notification about changing email address.
     
  10. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    The information I found is next -

    In 2012 I have agreed with the godaddy fast transfer process. But I don't remember and cannot find it.
    Also I added my domains to Afternic but little bit later a removed all my domains from my account. And it was empty since February 2015.

    Today my domain was sold by somebody through the Afternic.
    I didn't list it there and I removed all my domains in 2015.

    The Godaddy support told me I have accepted the deal in 2014 and no matter how much time have passed.

    But once again - I didn't list my domain with the Afternic. I didn't sell it there. I even don't know what price it was listed by someone.

    And actually I don't understand how it possible that someone can list my domain name and sell it.

    Can anybody please explain what the hell all these mean ?

    Regards,
    V.
     
  11. Cdomains

    Cdomains Top Member VIP

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    They have a special URL you can go to, but I can't recall it now.

    In any case you need to take care of this right away.

    And enable 2 factor auth on your GD account now so this doesn't happen again
     
  12. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    So the situation is next.

    I own the domain name since 2011
    Someone listed my domain in 2012 with the Afternic
    In 2013 I created my account with Afternic and added all my domains

    But because of domain conflict the domain wasn't added into my account. I didn't know it.

    In 2015 I decided not to work with the Afternic and called them to ask to remove all my domains from my account with them.


    And finally today, at 4:55am the domain was sold through the Afternic from account it was listed in 2012.
    It is not my account. I don't know who own it. But I know that this person doesn't own my domain name.
    But he/she sold it.

    And the Godaddy moved my domain automatically without my permissions because in 2014 I was opted-in fast transfer program.

    But I removed all my domains from Afternic from my account in 2015.
    But someone listed it until today in his/her account.

    I didn't sell my domain name.
    Guys, can somebody explain to me, what is going on ?

    Regards,
    V.
     
  13. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Your domain's new owner owns airdoc.gift, along with guahao.tv and wodebaiyi.com

    According to the WHOIS info of your domain, they operate from rybrother.com, and the same admin account is used for those domains below, most of which were registered this month:

    03793g.com
    1199001.com
    5198899.com
    51beano.com
    588life.com
    6376520.com
    ahdszdm.com
    aleepock.com
    ambrobaby.com
    jinqiaojx.com
    liuwei95511.com
    lrtopup.com
    lsdhled.com
    refuyan.com
    rybrother.com
    sanitary-ware.net
    sbhy365.com
    shbenlai.com
    shimadzulimited.com
    weiyetiyu.com
    xiaoyexi.com
    ysyllm.com
    yykefa.com
    zbhrcw.com
    zhsycn.com

     
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  14. Cdomains

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    I don't like the sound of that.

    I think we all should be worried if it is possible for Afternic to sell a domain and take it out of our account without our consent and possibly give the $ to someone else who does not even own the domain anymore.

    This is very troubling.
     
  15. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If Afternic sold the domain and it was removed from your account, you are expected to get paid. Obviously, if it was an accident and you object to it, you need to get clarification from Afternic about who listed the domain. It might be an issue, as GoDaddy did not own Afternic in 2012 and they don't have records from that era, as far as I know.

    As someone suggested, contact @Joe Styler here.
     
  16. NameOmnia

    NameOmnia alea iacta est VIP

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    I don't like the sound of that either..

    I think we all entered that type of agreement once the 2 companies merged ( aka GD bought Afternic ).
    Also this is not a 2 FA issue..the domain was transferred automatically BECAUSE of the agreement not because the account or email were hacked.

    If they were the OP wouldn't have received the email informing him of the transfer out.

    @Joe Styler please give us the link we to get out of that agreement. Thank you
     
  17. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Thank you guys ! Thanks.
    I've sent a message to @Joe Styler.

    Also I have contacted my lawyer and gave him all the information I have. Waiting for his final answer.

    Regards,
    V.
     
  18. mpls

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    Who received the money from this sale?
    Did you ask this to godaddy/afternic?
     
  19. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    Yes , I asked them.
    They said that because of domain is not in my account / never was listed in my account and it is not me who sold it, they will contact me tomorrow with further instructions.


    I have also filled out the Godaddy Transfer Dispute form (did it twice)
    https://supportcenter.secureserver.net/TransferDispute/Index?prog_id=GoDaddy

    The lawyer said he wasn't able to reach their legal department and according to his experience it is very difficult to do. The most probable way is through the UDRP.


    Regards,
    V.
     
  20. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    I also contacted a new owner and notified him I'm going to initiate UDRP.
     
  21. ZapNano

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    Scum bugs online viruses; someone is behind all these activities:greyalien:
     
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  22. MackieMesser

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    I hope this matter gets solved to your benefit.
     
  23. Nerevar

    Nerevar Top Member VIP

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    Please keep us informed on how this ends. Best of luck!
     
  24. Ted.T

    Ted.T Top Member VIP

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    I remember that Afternic shows a red error saying smth like "this domain is already listed" when your domain is listed in another account. Then you just have to contact support and ask them to remove the old listing. I've done this already and it worked.

    Sorry, there is also your fault here...
     
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  25. keepsmile

    keepsmile Established Member

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    There is no my fault here.
    I removed all my domains from my account with Afternic in 2015. And it is empty since Feb. 2015.
    So even if the domain was in my account it was removed in Feb.2015 with all others my domains. I decided not to work with the Afternic.
     

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