Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order.
The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace.
Another domainer sent me an identical notice he received overnight on domain names he owned.
The Domain names are now all owned by COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER – ROBERT OLEA and have been moved to Uniregisty as the registrar and are now listed for sale at domainnamesales.com
The domain names resolve and the go to a domainnamesales.com page.
According to DomainTools.com, there are now 4,973 domain names associated with the registrant COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER, ROBERT OLEA.
I have send emails out to Verisign, Bob Olea and Mr. Steele who is a partner is a law firm as well as a teacher at a law school who I was instructed to contact at the bottom of the email I received.
I haven’t received any response back so far from anyone.
Here is the notice I got on one of the domains:
“Please be advised that Verisign has changed the registrar of record for certain domain names pursuant to a ***SEALED*** court order.
The domain names identified below were affected by this action.
Alexander the Great, LLC
If you have any questions relating to these actions, please contact:
David J. Steele
Partner, Christie, Parker & Hale LLP
Adj. Professor of Law, Loyola School
18101 Von Karman Ave, Suite 1950
Irvine, CA 92612-0163
office: +1 (949) 476-0757
direct: +1 (949) 823-3232
fax: +1 (949) 476-8640
Thank you very much,
The Verisign Transfer Dispute Team””
Here is the whois record as of today:
Domain Name: RETRACTIT.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1872128460_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.uniregistrar.net
Registrar URL: http://uniregistry.com
Updated Date: 2014-10-01-T15:47:02Z
Creation Date: 2014-08-21-T18:30:14Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-08-21-T18:30:14Z
Registrar: UNIREGISTRAR CORP
Registrar IANA ID: 1659
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.9494785380
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: UNIREGUVR6JSXRS
Registrant Name: COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER – ROBERT OLEA
Registrant Street: P.O. BOX 935
Registrant City: DANA POINT
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 92629
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.9498422143
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: BOB@DOMAINSALESPLUS.COM
Registry Admin ID: UNIREGUVR6JSXRS
Admin Name: COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER – ROBERT OLEA
Admin Street: P.O. BOX 935
Admin City: DANA POINT
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 92629
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.9498422143
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: BOB@DOMAINSALESPLUS.COM
Registry Tech ID: UNIREGUVR6JSXRS
Tech Name: COURT APPOINTED RECEIVER – ROBERT OLEA
Tech Street: P.O. BOX 935
Tech City: DANA POINT
Tech State/Province: CA
Tech Postal Code: 92629
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.9498422143
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: BOB@DOMAINSALESPLUS.COM
Name Server: buy.internettraffic.com
Name Server: sell.internettraffic.com
Here is the whois record yesterday before the domain was seized by Verisign and given away to someone else:
Domain Name: retractit.com Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.pheenix.com Registrar URL: http://www.alexanderthegreat-888.com Updated Date: 2014-08-21 Creation Date: 2014-08-21 Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-08-21 Registrar: Alexander the Great, LLC Registrar IANA ID: 1702 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@example.com Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.562.222.8886 Registrant Name: Domain Administrator Registrant Organization: Worldwide Media, Inc. Registrant Address: 265 S. Federal Highway Registrant City: Deerfield Beach Registrant State: FL Registrant Postal Code: 33441-4146 Registrant Country: United States Registrant Phone: 9543046227 Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Admin Name: Domain Administrator Admin Organization: Worldwide Media, Inc. Admin Address: 265 S. Federal Highway Admin City: Deerfield Beach Admin State: FL Admin Postal Code: 33441-4146 Admin Country: United States Admin Phone: 9543046227 Admin Email: email@example.com Tech Name: Domain Administrator Tech Organization: Worldwide Media, Inc. Tech Address: 265 S. Federal Highway Tech City: Deerfield Beach Tech State: FL Tech Postal Code: 33441-4146 Tech Country: United States Tech Phone: 9543046227 Tech Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nameserver: buy.internettraffic.com Nameserver: sell.internettraffic.com
If you have had domains taken away from you let me know.
I’m going to be following up on this to see under what rights domain names can be seized by innocent buyers in due course without notice to owner only to be put up for sale by another domainer.
Obviously very troubling.