To all domain investors, do not buy SME.com domain name it is reported stolen by the owner Jay Putt of Nextnet Technology. He posted this at Namepros.com domain name forum last June 2, 2017 to alert the domain community.
According to Jay, he used Enom Central to manage SME.com domain for over 10 years. He said the domain name was still in his account four days ago.
As of writing this article, the domain name record is updated last June 2 with the new registrant (tien chen from beijing) and transferred to Name.com. We don’t know if “tien chen” is a real name at this time. I’ve sent email inquiry to the email address found on his/her whois record.
As of this time, Jay reported that Name.com locked the domain name so it will not be change or transfer away.
What to do when your domain name is stolen?
- First, call your current Domain Name Registration services to report a stolen domain. Hopefully, they will be able to reverse the transfer of your domain in a short period of time.
- If you know the domain name was transferred to another registrar, call their customer service as well to report a stolen domain so they can freeze the domain name while investigation is under way.
- Contact ICANN to file a complaint. Visit this website https://forms.icann.org/en/resources/compliance/complaints/transfer/form to file your report. Enter your contact information and select applicable option “My domain name was transferred without my authorization“. And visit this page https://www.icann.org/compliance/complaint for additional information.
- If you own a number of domain names, check it now to make sure all domains are accounted. This is also the best time to update your password, and apply Two-Factor Authentication to add layer of security.
I will update this article as soon as I get new information. Hopefully, the rightful owner get it back.
June 23, 2017 6:00 am – No update on whois record as of this date. The domain name is not resolving, simply “The site can’t be reached”.
Domain Name: SME.COM
Registry Domain ID: 573710_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.name.com
Registrar URL: http://www.name.com
Updated Date: 2017-06-02T22:19:09Z
Creation Date: 1997-10-24T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018-10-23T04:00:00Z
Registrar: Name.com, Inc.
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