This is a post from 04/20/07 by Bjorn Kassoe Andersen, founder, owner and leader of Direction, a management and communications consulting company based in Denmark, which had its domain, direction.com, stolen back in 2006.
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Here are a bunch of pdf-files with our complaint to WIPO including details of how the domain theft was carried out:
- The complaint (this is a filled out standard text)
- Annex 1 (details of the perpetrator’s registration)
- Annex 2 (detailed description of how the domain was stolen)
- Annex 3 (earlier published alert about the perpetrator, see link below)
- Annex 4 (screen dump of RIPE-info for server used during the theft)
- Annex 5 (public record of Direction’s trademark registration)
- Annex 6 (public record of Direction’s company registration)
- Annex 7 (screen dump of monetizing service set up by perpetrator)
Domain Name Theft, Fraud And Regulations. Even way back in 2002 domain theft was described as a problem. This article is unfortunately still very relevant.
Anybody had their domain name stolen? Dialog thread from domainnametalk.com.
Domain Hijacker on the Loose: Warning about a hijacker using the email address email@example.com which was also used when direction.com was taken over.
The man who owns the Internet – rather interesting and well-written article that describes how the domain name business works these days.