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Stolen Domains Being Sold - FDE.COM , OLP.COM

Discussion in 'Warnings and Alerts' started by Vlad Tarabasa, Sep 19, 2017.

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  1. Tarabasa Domains Ltd

    Tarabasa Domains Ltd Established Member

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    Hi everybody,

    these 2 domains have recently surfaced the market by somebody trying to sell them, however they're stolen so don't buy into them

    We saw the names listed on Sedo at a $20k buy it now price (they've since been taken down), and so we inquired about them which is when we were asked to broker both domains by the thief

    We bought into it and even found a buyer who had put down a very high 5 figure offer for both names, and were close to closing the deal - until we luckily got word from another NP user that these names are in fact stolen

    We did some digging and stumbled upon this article from last month:
    domaingang.com/domain-crime/domain-theft-report-of-stolen-domain-names-for-august-2017

    So be careful out there domainers, it's very easy to get tricked

    This is the thiefs email:
    [email protected]
    And other than some email transcripts, there isn't much else more that we have on them, maybe somebody else can shed some light

    Best,
    Vlad
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    Jeepers man... good thing you guys were able to find this out before the deal was closed!

    Thanks for posting
     
  3. Tarabasa Domains Ltd

    Tarabasa Domains Ltd Established Member

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    Hey thanks for the bump, it's important that people see this
     
  4. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    Anytime dude... Yep people need to see this.....just shocking how these guys are getting away with this [email protected]
     
  5. Amir

    Amir Established Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for opening the thread and bringing this to the attention of NP users.
     
  6. frostify

    frostify Active Member VIP

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    Domainers gotta stick together. Thanks for sharing. Just as it's illegal to buy stolen physical property, I imagine the same goes for digital assets.
     
  7. Tarabasa Domains Ltd

    Tarabasa Domains Ltd Established Member

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  9. Acroplex

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

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    They are still stolen, the legitimate owner is Japanese. Due to Irma etc. I wasn't able to post a September update yet, although I was notified they are up for sale at Sedo.
     
  10. Tarabasa Domains Ltd

    Tarabasa Domains Ltd Established Member

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    Ah hey well thanks for the August article at least, I wouldn't have known that they were stolen otherwise
     
  11. Ootsa

    Ootsa Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Always have used super strong passwords for my domain & email accounts.

    Never have used the same password for multiple logins.

    2 step verification is added protection







    H00T
     
  12. LarryDomain

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    FYI: These domains are stolen too.. or their owners are thieves. One domain was purchased by a client and Godaddy reversed the transfer. And I know of another guy who had the same experience with the domains on the list.

    HIHK.com
    OKIQ.com
    HYSM.com
    VEUT.com
    UHHM.com
    LUXR.com
    HBSW.com
    SUPB.com
    UGNK.com
    UKBA.com
    VTML.com
     
  13. BLazeD

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  15. Acroplex

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

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    Once stolen domains go to Ename, there is nothing that can be done unless the party at loss files a lawsuit at federal level. Owner is in Japan, end of game.
     
  16. tonyk2000

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    ... an Ename is in China which complicates the things even more. I guess that for com/net domains a lawsuit in the state of Virginia in U.S. (where Verisign registry is located) may be also helpful, as, resultingly, Verisign registry may be ordered to transfer the domain to a registrar selected by legitimate owner.
     
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  17. Acroplex

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

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    What I mean is, that a party at loss located in the US would be more inclined to file a federal lawsuit in Virginia; as this particular victim of theft is in Japan, I doubt they would. Victims that are in the US and filed a federal lawsuit won the case and Ename was bypassed directly by Verisign.

    The system is broken.
     
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  18. BLazeD

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    Interesting that the seller on ename is dropping the price. It was 30% more when I first posted yesterday
     
  19. Acroplex

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

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    No doubt he knows the domain is stolen.
     
  20. sharfab

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    Hey Vlad, I commend you on digging and researching that potential deal. It has truly paid off in more than one way. It first paid off with you and your company protecting yourself and your client. And secondly you bringing it to the attention of the NamePros members has given us tremendous awareness protection for domains names we rightfully own and value....
     
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  21. BLazeD

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    I would have likely bought FDE.com had I not done a Google search for "fde.com" and found this thread...
     
  22. MapleDots

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    That email address would be a big caution sign for me. I would look for a [email protected] for the initial contact. If that was not there I would automatically start researching.

    It looks like a classic spam address
     

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