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August, 2009

  • 12 August

    Does domain front-running exist?

    Imagine: you discover a domain you want to register and check to see if it’s available at your registrar’s website. It is, but you decide to sleep on the idea and purchase the name in the morning. Come the next day, it’s taken! What happened? This phenomena might just be …

  • 10 August

    More domain theft arrests could be on the way

    Daniel Goncalves became the first domain hijacker to be arrested when New Jersey authorities pressed criminal charges against him for stealing P2P.com a few weeks ago Though no court date has yet to be set, industry experts and cyber crime specialists are watching the case very closely. While the spectators …

  • 3 August

    Domain hijacker arrested

    The stealing of domain names, or domain hijacking, has been a serious problem for a long time. Hijackers who have been able to hack their way into owning a premium domain with impunity before may need to watch out, however. Late last week, the first arrest for domain theft in …

July, 2009

  • 29 July

    Should falsifying domain contact information be illegal?

    Few Americans know that it is in fact illegal to to falsify personal details when registering a domain. With the enacting of the Truth in Domain Names Act in 2003, it became a crime to “knowingly and with the intent to defraud” provide false contact information to a domain registrar. …

  • 17 July

    Ex-Employee sued for running off with domains

    Leo Enriquez was fired from Aurora Health Clinic in Chicago five years ago. As it turns out, his employer lost more than an employee when the termination took place. As an officer manager, one of Enriquez’s jobs was was to manage the clinic’s domains. Instead of registering them in the …