Name.Com On The DavidWalsh.Name Hijacking

A few days ago, I blogged about DavidWalsh.name having been hijacked and eventually recovered. David Walsh himself wrote the details how it happened. Just now, Name.com gave their side of the story. Their Community Evangelist, Jared Ewy, has more details in his guest post at ElliotsBlog.com. The part that stood out to me was this:…

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DavidWalsh.Name – How It Got Hijacked

DavidWalsh.name was among those hijacked a few weeks ago. This was reported early on by both its owner David Walsh and a fellow web designer, Chris Coyier. Mr. Walsh blogged more on the events that occurred before, during and after. To quote a portion: As you must certainly know by now, my domain name was…

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Domain Name Seized By Feds Returned To Owner

A domain name seized by U.S. law enforcement authorities has finally been returned to its owner. That headline got my attention just a moment ago. According to the original story, the domain name seizing of Dajaz1.com was done by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigrations and Customs Enforcement division. You can visit their web…

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Xperia Blog Is Up Once More!

Xperia Blog is up once more! I just found this out recently. A few months ago, I blogged that phone maker Sony Ericsson had effectively shut down the Xperia Blog. This is due to domain-trademark issues. Broadly speaking, you can have a problem if you use someone’s trademark in your domain name. There are certain…

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ScriptAndStyle.com And InstantShift.com Recovered

Just an update from CSS Tricks that scriptandstyle.com and instantshift.com have been fully and finally recovered. Although Chris is updating it on his blog, I thought I’d likewise update here also to keep things accurate. So based on what’s blogged at CSS Tricks, that leaves davidwalsh.name, sohtanaka.com, designshack.net, kirupa.com and shiachat.com as still unresolved and…

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Mike Tyson Wins Dispute, And CSS Tricks Will Return

Mike Tyson Wins Dispute, And CSS Tricks Will Return

Just a pair of news updates from my previous blog posts. First off, ex-boxer Mike Tyson has finally won the administrative dispute for his namesake MikeTyson.com. The domain name’s still showing the respondent being the owner as of this blog post, but that’ll change soon if the decision isn’t disputed in actual court within the…

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Domain Names Stolen

Domain Names Stolen

I was recently made aware of certain domain names that were stolen. As in they were hijacked from their respective owners without their knowledge and consent. Worse is they’ve been transferred out from their respective registrars to another. When a domain name is moved to another registrar, unfortunately that makes recovery harder and longer to…

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Go Daddy $1 Domain Coupon

Domain registrar Go Daddy has released a public coupon where you can register your .com domain name for just $1. Coupon code is GETFIT. As usual, there are restrictions. Namely: – You can only use it once per customer, and for only new registrations. – Applies to the first year only of new registrations. This…

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SOPA – What It Is And How It Can Affect You

SOPA – What It Is And How It Can Affect You

SOPA…so what the heck is that? That’s what I got online users asking me this time. SOPA is a bill filed in U.S. Congress that some people (especially those lobbying for it) hope to turn into law. It stands for “Stop Online Piracy Act”. As the name implies, the bill aims to address online piracy,…

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