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[RESOLVED] - Did someone stole my domain?

Located in General Domain Discussion started by justlife, Jun 28, 2019.

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  1. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    Hi everyone. I received an email from Namecheap about domain contact update. It has changed to someone I don't know:

    New Registrant
    First Name:Hassan
    Last Name:Taha
    Email Address:[email protected]

    I didn't sell the domain or push the domain. And the domain is not in my account anymore.
    I've submit a ticket to Namecheap, but still have to wait for them to check.
    I'm just freaking out. The domain is hioy.com. Any idea?
     
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  2. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Are you 100% sure you didnt let it expire.
     
  3. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    I've just transfer it to namecheap during the recent transfer sales
     
  4. loredan

    loredan Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Do you have Fast Transfer enabled? It might have been sold at Afternic
     
  5. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    no, it's not sold at afternic, no email from them. I've checked my afternic dashboard, nothing.
     
  6. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr Top Member VIP

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    I see Undeveloped nameservers. It may have sold there.

    Did you approve the registrant change email?
     
  7. slader23

    slader23 Always On The Bleeding Edge. VIP

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    Do you have 2FA enabled with namecheap?
     
  8. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    I think he hasn't changed the nameserver. I listed the domain at undeveloped. No sales on that domain.

    I didn't receive any email to approve the registrant change
     
  9. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    No. I'm too negligent on this. Din't expect to happen.
     
  10. ultradog

    ultradog Established Member

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    I'd check with Undeveloped again too. See if it sold.
     
  11. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Gold Account VIP

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    hioy.com Domain Hosting History
    Old Hoster New Hoster Month / Year Zone Date Transaction
    NAME-SERVICES.COM UNDEVELOPED.COM February 2018 2018-03-01 Transfer
    INTERNETTRAFFIC.COM NAME-SERVICES.COM January 2018 2018-02-01 Transfer
    FABULOUS.COM INTERNETTRAFFIC.COM May 2013 2013-06-01 Transfer
    SEDOPARKING.COM FABULOUS.COM December 2009 2010-01-01 Transfer
    FABULOUS.COM SEDOPARKING.COM November 2009 2009-12-01 Transfer
    SEDOPARKING.COM FABULOUS.COM January 2008 2008-02-01 Transfer
    FABULOUS.COM SEDOPARKING.COM March 2007 2007-04-01 Transfer
    N/A FABULOUS.COM October 2006 2006-11-01 New
    SECURESERVER.NET N/A September 2006 2006-10-01 Deleted
    SMARTNAME.COM SECURESERVER.NET July 2006 2006-08-01 Transfer
    POWERHOSTING.COM SMARTNAME.COM May 2006 2006-06-01 Transfer
    N/A POWERHOSTING.COM July 2005 2005-08-01 New
    DOMAINSAREFREE.COM N/A January-March 2001 2001-04-04 Deleted
    DOMAINSAREFREE.COM N/A December 2000 Epoch
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    DTs show that person Taha as the registrant with an address in Egypt. It shows last change was May 27 of this year. It is currently listed for sale as make offer on Undeveloped and at Sedo at $3850 price. I hope it gets sorted out.
    Bob
     
  13. Goku

    Goku Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Possible domain hijacking? Did Namecheap gave a reply?
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP

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    If possible can you give us an update on what NameCheap said?

    Usually I get registrant change like that after a sale on NameCheap Marketplace (where they automatically sell domain and transfer it). For those an additional approval is not required (it is like a fast transfer but only for domains registered at NC), but that would only apply if you had it on the NC Marketplace, which I assume from your comments that you did not.

    I am sure you have thought of this, but probably good to change your PW just in case your account was somehow hacked.

    The fact that the domain is still at NameCheap means that it should be possible to reverse if you can establish that the transfer was by error or misdeed. I am not sure if they will do anything since you are not listed as owner, but try to get the for sale listings at Afternic and Undeveloped (and anywhere else) put on hold as a further sale would complicate recovery.

    Dofo last show a sale in 2018 (perhaps when you bought it) but there could well be a later sale at a venue that do not report.

    When you can, please update us on the situation. Hope it resolves.

    Bob
     
  15. mitch007

    mitch007 Stop and smell the roses. VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I do not think you should worry. I had a similar situation about 2 years ago.

    Namecheap will lock the domain so it cannot be moved while they sort things out.
     
  16. tldboss

    tldboss Top Member VIP

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    Domain status is client transfer prohibited.Agree, no need to panic, domain is still with namecheap.

    Any update from namecheap?
     
  17. carob

    carob Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If someone has hacked your email account they could do this without you knowing - just create a filter to hide the relevant emails from you, and possibly forward all emails to them.

    You need to be sure you have 2FA on your email account, and that there are no unknown filters or forwarders. there.
     
  18. tldboss

    tldboss Top Member VIP

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    If you haven't already done, change your passwords for namecheap and email, also enable 2FA as suggested earlier.
     
  19. D0M4IN

    D0M4IN Established Member

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    you may have two accounts at namecheap and you open the second one
     
  20. tamar

    tamar Member Namecheap

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    Do you have an open ticket, and if so, can you DM it to me?

    I will look into this, but bear with me, I'm going to be a little unreachable over the next two days.

    Tamar from Namecheap
     
  21. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    Thank you so much for everyone's reply. I really appreciate it!

    I still haven't got any reply from namecheap. Since they have locked my account, I can't log in either.

    I bought the domain at namejet in 2018, so it's in enom. And I transfer it to namecheap last month during the sale. It's in my namecheap account that time.

    may be it's hijacking, and it seems like it's hard to get back.
     
  22. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    IMPORTANT: I've just checked the domain is listed in afternic for sale for a low price! Please do not buy. I have contacted afternic to stop the listing but I'll have to wait...
     
  23. justlife

    justlife Established Member

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    I called Afternic to take down the listing temporary but they refused. They asked me to email to godaddy. That's the only thing i can do...
     
  24. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Established Member

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    Are you sure, you are from namecheap?
     
  25. tamar

    tamar Member Namecheap

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    Yes, I'm awaiting my badge from Namepros.

    A ticket number isn't private, so you can share it here if you wish, but I suggest DMing me. I'll be able to look into this later this weekend. I'm not going to be reachable until late tomorrow night or Sunday.
     

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