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November, 2009

  • 17 November

    Suspected domain thief indicted

    Several months ago, New Jersey police arrested alleged domain hijacker Daniel Goncalves. He is suspected of stealing the domain P2P.com, which he sold on eBay for $111,000 USD, from a group of three owners. Yesterday, the state’s technology crime unit hit Goncalves with a seven-count grand jury indictment. The charges …

October, 2009

  • 2 October

    Rod Beckstrom answers your questions

    ICANN has been criticized in the past for paying too little attention to end users. Now the agency’s CEO, Rod Beckstrom, has decided to give Joe the Plumber an ear and an eye by answering a few questions submitted by readers at Guardian.co.uk. Here is a summary of the questions …

August, 2009

  • 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

  • 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 …