Domain Theft

What is Domain Name Hijacking ?

Domain hijacking refers to the wrongful taking of control of a domain name from the rightful name holder. The common use of the term encompasses a number of attacks and incidents including

  • Impersonation of a domain name registrant in correspondence with a domain name registrar,
  • Forgery of a registrant’s account information maintained by a registrar,
  • Forgery of a transfer authorization communication from a registrant to a registrar,
  • Impersonation or a fraudulent act that leads to the unauthorized transfer of a domain from a rightful name holder to another party, and
  • Unauthorized DNS configuration changes that disrupt or damage services operated under a domain name, including web site defacement, mail service disruption, pharming and phishing attacks. Read the rest of this entry