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Man Gets 20 Years in Jail for Trying to Steal a Domain Name at Gunpoint
There were 332,198 robberies in the US last year according to the FBI, but (probably) only one of them involved a man trying to forcibly steal a domain name. Now the man responsible for the bizarre instance of domain hijacking will spend 20 years in ...

“Sham operation” which sent SMEs fake domain name renewal letters fined $2 million by the ACCC
A group of domain name companies who scammed Australian small business owners out of a collective $2.3 million have been penalised by the Australian Federal Court and ordered to pay fines of nearly $2 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law.
Thousands of businesses ripped off in domain conMy Business
Domain Corp fined $1.95m for legal breachTechnology Decisions

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Iowa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Stealing A Domain Name At Gunpoint
Tech Times
In June last year, Hopkins, 43, broke into the apartment of a web entrepreneur in Cedar Rapids, and demanded that he transfer the ownership of the domain name "" through the web hosting company GoDaddy while pointing a handgun at ...

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Domain Name Wire

Three companies using new TLDs – DNW Podcast #190
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Proeza, SA nailed for reverse domain name hijacking for failure to disclose
Domain Name Wire
In a common occurence, company fails to disclose prior corresondence and misleads panel. Here's a common pattern in cybersquatting disputes under the UDRP: A company reaches out to the domain name owner in an effort to either buy the domain or ...

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Donuts acquires .Fan after registry fails
Domain Name Wire
Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry. The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for. Donuts announced today that it has “re ...
Donuts Announces Acquisition of .Fan Top-Level DomainMarkets Insider

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Domain Name Wire

Man Who Tried to Forcibly Steal Domain Name Gets 20 Years
U.S. News & World Report
The records say Hopkins acknowledged breaking into the man's home on June 21 last year, brandishing a stolen handgun and demanding that the man get on his computer and move the domain name of from one account to another.
Man gets 20 years in prison for trying to steal a domain nameDomain Name Wire

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The Guy Who Robbed Someone at Gunpoint for a Domain Name Is Getting 20 Years in Jail
On Thursday, 43 year-old Iowa man Sherman Hopkins Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to forcibly steal a domain name from another man at gunpoint in 2017. Domain hijacking, when someone illegally gains control of another person's ...
Man gets 20 years in prison after trying to steal domain

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Man Sent To Jail For Attempting To Hijack Domain Name At Gunpoint
Domain names are pretty important when it comes to creating a brand identity. Imagine if your favorite brand had a weird domain name that was hard to remember, or imagine if Google wasn't at and was at some weird and lengthy URL, wouldn't ...
Internet 'domain jacker' jailed for 20 years over armed website
Man who sought control of website name at gunpoint sentenced to jail for 20 yearsNational Post

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Computerworld Australia

​Federal Court slaps Domain Name company with AU$1.95m scamming fine
Local domain name registrars Domain Corp Pty Ltd and Domain Name Agency Pty Ltd, trading also as Domain Name Register, have been ordered by the Federal Court to cough up AU$1.95 million in penalties for breaching Australian Consumer Law.
Domain name businesses fined $1.95m over 'renewal' noticesComputerworld Australia
Domain name registrars ordered to pay nearly $2M over billing claimsARNnet
Domain name scam cops $2m

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