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  1. #1
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    Jun 2015
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    My domain bd.net got stolen

    My domain bd.net somehow got stolen between March-May 2015. My registrar was register.com and they are in the process of trying to get it back to me. They've asked me to be patient, but frankly I don't know if I should be very hopeful.

    Furthermore, apparently the domain has changed hands after being stolen. I found out that Sedo put out a press release in mid May announcing that they have auctioned off bd.net for $29,500. I've notified Sedo that the domain is stolen but their response was that the domain is no longer in their system.

    I contacted a law firm that deals in domain related issues -- ESQWire.com. Jason there has been helpful in giving me advice and also spreading the word out about the theft through the web site domaingang.com . However, to proceed with any litigation (possibly against register.com in case they fail to get the domain back) I've been asked to provide a retainer fee of $10,000, which is a pretty penny.

    Assuming the $29,500 domain sale is true, somebody is going to be a loser. It's either the person who paid that money for a stolen domain, or it's me who will not get my domain back. Even if I get lawyers involved, there's no guarantee that they'll be successful.

    I've read about people who had their domain stolen and then gotten it back, so I'm not entirely pessimistic about this, but the waiting is painful.

    -Sajed

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    Hi Sajed,

    Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Hope you get your domain back.
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