Domain name was transferred to eName, a popular home for stolen domain names.
The person who registered X3.com in 1995 has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name, which he says was stolen from his DreamHost account.
Anthony Alfieri-Crispin alleges (pdf) that the defendant managed to steal the domain name from his account and quickly transfer it to…where else…eName.
According to a comment on Domain Name Wire, this transfer happened in the matter of less than 25 minutes. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of a quick transfer from DreamHost to eName, suggesting that the hosting service might need to button up its domain name transfer process. DreamHost is an eNom reseller.
Alfieri-Crispin’s lawsuit is against the named registrant in whois for x3.com, but also seeks transfer as an in rem action. That would probably need to be filed against the domain name itself.