Lawsuit claims 11 domain names such as 0001.com were stolen.
Gong Fan of Shenzhen, China has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover 11 numeric .com domain names that he alleges were stolen from him.
According to the suit, Gong Fan is the original registrant of 0001.com, 6007.com, 00088.com, 10099.com, 00086.com, 98988.com, 88199.com, 00018.com, 00019.com, 00020.com and 00021.com. He registered the domain names between 1998 and 2004.
His Gmail account was compromised between August 22 and September 20 of this year and the perpetrator stole the domain names, he claims.
The case was filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, which is where .com registry Verisign is located. In similar cases, judges have entered default judgments when the thief didn’t respond and have ordered Verisign to transfer the domain names back to plaintiff.
Stevan Lieberman of Greenberg & Lieberman is representing the plaintiff.