26 Jul '11, 7pm

Morgan Linton Launches DomainTheft.org in Effort to Stem Stolen Name Sales

Morgan Linton Launches DomainTheft.org in Effort to Stem Stolen Name Sales

Linton said, "If every marketplace checks our database before listing a domain for sale it will not only dramatically reduce the number of stolen domains, but also improve the chance of recovery. Along with listing domain names in our database we have dedicated recovery agents that will work with registrars and law enforcement agencies to recover stolen domains." Of course, considerably more work would go into a recovery effort than a domain listing but, in a novel approach, Linton said that rather than charge a set price, DomainTheft.org will let domain owners decide what the service was worth to them and pay accordingly for successful recoveries . Linton noted that law enforcement agencies currently do not have a procedure in place to track domain theft and generally nothing is done. He added, "Most domain registrars

Full article: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2011/dailyposts/...

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