Our Internet lawyers hear the words "Someone stole my domain name" almost everyday. Stolen domain names are becoming increasingly common as hackers, thieves, ex-employees and even registrars engage in domain name theft. There are many things you can do to prevent someone from stealing your domain name. Our Internet lawyers specialize in domain theft and cybersquatting matters.
Traverse Legal has been following the Enom domain theft matter very closely. You can find a recent post concerning this issue here. Here is another instance of Enom’s alleged domain theft from its own registrant customers based on erroneous trademark claims.
Essentially, Enom has been unilaterally stealing domain names from its own registrants based on nonexistent trademark enforcement rights. Enom runs a computer software script on its database looking for variations of domain names using the letters “enom.” While 99.9% of the uses would likely be legitimate and non-infringing, Enom has been taking those domain names and bringing down websites associated with the domain names, unilaterally and without notice to registrants.