Domain Theft and Stolen Domain Name Update:
Domain theft has been around since the first domain names were registered at the very beginning of the internet. A domain name can be stolen in a variety of ways. A domain thief can hack into your email or registrant account and simply take control of the domain name at the registrar level. An employee, web developer, partner or other person with access to your domain registrant account can simply take control of the domain and move it to their own account. As an internet lawyer specializing in cyberlaw, I hear about domain theft just about every day.
Morgan Linton recently launched domaintheft.org, the first internet website where users can upload stolen domain names into a common database, and anyone can search that database to see whether a particular domain name has been reported as stolen. While domain theft continues to cost companies millions of dollars per year, domaintheft.org is a significant step forward in domain name protection.
If your domain name has been stolen or you are a victim of domain theft, you should enter it into the domaintheft.org database and give one of our internet law attorneys a call. We can help you understand your options and the cost of getting your domain name back.