A couple of years ago I used to be a mod and staff member on 1 of the bigger domaining forums. Namely Namepros. Being a member of staff over there I got to know about things as they happened.
Back on the 28th of February in 2009 I started to become aware of the theft and attempted sale of some domain names. 1 of these domain names was very good indeed. That domain was rpg.org. By the time the theft came to light it was too late for the rightful owner to do anything about it as the domain had been transferred from GoDaddy to eNom. Continue reading “Finally Some Good Domaining News”
THIS WAS WRITTEN A FEW YEARS AGO AND WILL BE REWRITTEN SHORTLY
Since the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000’s the value and profile of domain names has again been on the increase. Apart from recent financial turmoil caused by the world recession the average value of domain names has increased dramatically and shows no sign of stopping.
Due to the higher profile of domain names and the value that this brought it has unfortunately resulted in a rather unsavoury side effect. The number of stolen and hijacked domain names has increased dramatically over the last few years.
Now many of you may be forgiven for wondering how a virtual item can be stolen or hijacked. Domains, as we know, are not tangible items and are more virtual items. Over the course of this article, I hope to make you aware of ways that can be used to steal your domain name. Only by knowing how domain names can be can we actually protect against it. Continue reading “Securing Your Domain Name”