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Who Stole My Domain Name?

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Someone stole my domain name. As Internet attorneys who specialize in the domain name space, we hear this question and this statement all the time, “Who stole my domain name,” “My domain name is stolen.” These are the types of issues that can cause nightmares for many businesses who rely on their websites and there Internet presence in order to drive revenue, build their brand, drive good will, interact with customers and the like.

The domain name is your address for your web Internet based storefront. When someone engages in domain name theft and steals your domain name, it can be really serious. It can cost you tens, hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars if you do not fix the situation.

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How to Retrieve a Stolen Domain Name

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Stolen domain names are all too common in the Internet era. Domain theft happens every day. There are a variety of different schemes that are used in order to steal domain names and really depends on who the players are that are involved.

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Someone Stole My Domain Name! What Next?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

I hear it all the time as a domain dispute attorney: Someone stole my domain name. It happens every day, hundreds of times a day. Someone hacks into an email account, which gains access to the domain registrant account with GoDaddy or Network Solutions. All of a sudden, your domain name is lost; someone has stolen your domain name. You’re trying to understand what your options are.

In many instances, these can be extremely serious domain theft matters because your domain name is where your website lives. So, if someone gets control of your domain name as a result of domain name theft, they also can control what is called the DNS, the domain name server, which says what website your domain name is going to point to. So essentially, they can take down your website once they gain control of your stolen domain name.


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Prevent Domain Theft and Stolen Domain Names

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Welcome to Cybersquatting Law Radio where domain name, cybersquatting, and trademark domain-name issues are always the hottest topic of discussion.  Whether you are a trademark owner who believes they are a victim of cybersquatting or a domain owner wrongly accused of trademark infringement, you will find all the tips you need to protect your rights right here.  Continue reading Prevent Domain Theft and Stolen Domain Names »

Domain Theft and Stolen Domain Name Update

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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.

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