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Nominet Update on Using Domain Names For Criminal Activities

Posted March 21st, 2011

As reported by David Goldstein on “Nominet has advised that the issue group on ‘Dealing with domain names used in connection with criminal activity’ has been set up. It brings together expertise and experience from within and outside the domain name industry. A list of people who will form the core of this issue group has been established, chaired by Professor Ian Walden. The group’s first meeting will take place on 4 April 2011.”

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How a Remote Town in Romania Has Become Cybercrime Central

Posted February 15th, 2011

Three hours outside Bucharest, Romanian National Road 7 begins a gentle ascent into the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps. Meadowlands give way to crumbling houses with chickens in the front yard, laundry flapping on clotheslines. But you know you’ve arrived in the town of Râmnicu Vâlcea when you see the Mercedes-Benz dealership.”

Click HERE to read the rest of Wired Magazine’s fascinating story of Phishing, Scamming, Cybersquatting, hacking and malware attacks.

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Too Good To Be True? How To Tell If The Domain Name You Are Buying Has Been Stolen

Posted April 5th, 2010

If you have ever wondered whether a domain deal was shady or if the name you are purchasing as “fallen off the truck”, you may not be paranoid.

Domain Name Wire’s article 8 Clues a Domain Name is Stolen is a pretty good barometer by which to test the validity of a questionable domain transaction.

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Domain Protection and Cyber Armies

Posted February 26th, 2010

When was hacked last month by the Iranian Cyber Army. They felt that was to blame. However, as one might imagine the situation is not black and white and is a good lesson in the importance of IP protection on-line.

As reported by Domain Name Wire: “Last month visitors to were redirected to a page stating that the site had been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army. Baidu later sued for allegedly allowing a security intrusion that enabled the hackers to change the name servers for But the original lawsuit redacted the essential facts about how the hackers got control of Baidu’s account at Now an unredacted copy of the lawsuit is available (pdf).”

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A look Back At 10 Years of Cybercrime

Posted December 31st, 2009

Wired breaks down the decades most dastardly cybercrimes.

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Three Charged With Hijacking

Posted November 20th, 2009

You can never be too careful with your domains but it is reassuring to know that domain crime is being taken seriously. As reported on‘s Threat Level blog. “Three alleged members of the hacker gang Kryogeniks were hit with a federal conspiracy charge Thursday for a 2008 stunt that replaced Comcast’s homepage with a shout-out to other hackers.”

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New Jersey Hands Down Indictment For Domain Theft

Posted November 17th, 2009

As reported on Domain Name Wire, “New Jersey today handed down an indictment (pdf) against Daniel Goncalves, alleged thief of the domain name. The Division of Criminal Justice Major Crimes/Computer Analysis & Technology Unit obtained a seven-count state grand jury indictment for theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, computer theft, and identity theft, all in the second degree, and three counts of fourth-degree falsifying records.”

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ISP Domain Renewal Could Be Scam

Posted November 5th, 2009

According to there is a domain renewal scam afoot involving email notifications of domain expiration. We urge you to always renew your domains directly through your account with the registrar and not through a link provided in an email. As always, remain vigilant about protecting your domains.

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Craigslist is No Pimp Says Judge

Posted October 23rd, 2009

U.S. District Judge rules that Craigslist is not liable for prostitution ads. See the full story from cnet.

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Verizon’s Holiday Present – A $33 Million Judgment Against a Cybersquatter

Posted January 12th, 2009

Over the holidays, a federal court in Northern California entered a default judgment of $33.15 million in favor of Verizon Communications in what may be the largest cybersquatting judgment in history.


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