Owner gets domain name back after long ordeal.
Last week I wrote about the domain name YH.com, which was stolen from its owner and offered for sale. I received good news today: the owner has gotten the domain name back.
The entire domain name industry should pat itself on the back for stepping up to the plate. According to T.M. Camp, whom I interviewed for the previous story, the domain name was returned thanks to “some concerted efforts by GoDaddy, Escrow.com, Verisign, and a number of others.”
Individual domainers deserve some credit, too. As the domain name was in the process of being sold by the thief, a number got involved in some way. One domainer, who realized the domain was stolen, told the thief he would buy the domain and set up an Escrow.com transaction. His goal was to get the seller to stop trying to sell the domain by stalling. Also, a number of domain blogs and forums publicized the theft, which certainly slowed down the thief’s efforts as well.