We often hear “someone stole my domain name” from clients who fail to protect their registrant account with their domain name registrar. Domain theft is extremely common. Oftentimes, a stolen domain name arises from a webmaster, an IT employee or outside vendor who is in control of the domain registrant account, or has access to the registrant login with the registrar. After a falling out, the ex-partner, employee, consultant, webmaster or web hosting company transfers the domain name from the true owner to their own control. The first step in preventing domain theft is to control your domain registrant login account with your registrar of choice.
A stolen domain name can cost you big time. Whoever controls the domain registrant information and login can point the DNS to whatever website they choose. The person who has stolen your domain name can shut down your website instantaneously.
For many companies, domain theft can cost them tens, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Our domain name dispute attorneys can help you protect your domain name assets. Contact us for more information.