Give Back Succaland!

Succaland, home of my friend Nick, has been stolen. It’s easy to steal a domain name from some registrars. All that’s required is a fax. They don’t even bother to check with the owner–a simple, simple matter.

I recently moved all my domains to Dotster. While they double-checked via email, my current registrar, Verisign, did not. They just handed over the keys. I’m so glad I switched.

But that won’t help Succa. His domain was stolen by a place called Ultimate search, and they do this on a regular basis. I wouldn’t recommend writing them, as it rarely does any good to reason with a criminal. You might yell at namesecure for him, but the best thing is to spread the word! Talk about this issue on your blog! Get the word out there about unsafe registrars! And most of all: move your domains.

4 Responses to Give Back Succaland!

  1. Jenn says:

    This happened to a client of the place I worked at a few years ago. We had a hell of a fight with Network Solutions, and since my boss had plenty of media connections, he sent the story to every media outlet he could, and eventually Network Solutions relented. Made Rogue of the Week, too.

  2. Jerwin says:

    Bad, bad people! Is that what happened to News Blogger?

  3. Cat says:

    I didn’t know bad things happened to News Blogger! I know that domain theft is rampant, and it’s paramount to get with a registrar that double-checks before transferring. It seems to be getting worse.

  4. Nick says:

    You tell ’em Cat!