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Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter .com domain names

Suit alleges domain names were stolen after AOL email account was compromised.

Daniel Kametani of California has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover six three letter .com domain names that he says were stolen after someone hijacked his AOL email account.

The in rem lawsuit against the six domain names was filed in federal district court in Virginia, the home of .com registry Verisign.

Kametani has been the registrant of jye.com, fsq.com, qgg.com, qju.com, vzv.com and qqp.com since 2000, according to the suit. He says that his @aol.com email address was compromised at the beginning of February and the thief then transferred the domain names.

All six domain names currently have Whois privacy.

The suit was filed under the Anticybersquating Consumer Protection Act, which is a common way to recover stolen domain names. This approach was recently used to return CostaRica.com to its rightful owner.

Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC is representing Kametani.

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  1. Acro

    A while back, I warned everyone using AOL/Yahoo/Hotmail etc. accounts for their domains to switch to more secure email providers that offer two factor authentication.

    Massive password leaks have created databases that can be queried for matching usernames across other providers, for a chance that the same password is reused.

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