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Porn.com Update: Domain Name Recovered

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Yesterday morning, I reported that a UDRP was filed for the Porn.com domain name. Mike Berkens also posted an article about the UDRP, and he said, “We have not been able to confirm the nature of the UDRP and that its to recover a stolen domain but its the only thing that makes sense.” It appears that Mike was correct with his speculation.

This evening, I received an email statement from the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C. Mr. Silverstein is one of the attorneys representing Porn.com, along with Paul Keating. According to the statement, the Porn.com domain name has been recovered by the rightful owners.

I am happy to hear that this domain name has been recovered, and hopefully the attorneys will keep us posted to inform us how the situation unfolded. Congratulations to the legal team for the expeditious recovery of this valuable domain name.

Here is the full statement that was issued:

PORN.COM RECOVERED

We can now confirm that Porn.com, one of the largest and top adult entertainment websites in the world, was recently “hijacked” by an unknown third party. Porn.com was originally purchased in 2007 for $9.5million making it the 3rd most expensive domain of all time.

Since learning of the hijacking, Porn.com’s attorneys Corey D. Silverstein, and Paul Keating, with the assistance of Larry Walters have worked tirelessly to recover Porn.com and return it to its rightful owner. Porn.com is presently in transit back to domain registrar Moniker.

The domain was recovered through the diligent efforts of Porn.com’s legal team, in cooperation with the registrars and Verisign. At no time did Porn.com consider payment of any ransom or settlement fee to retrieve its rightful property.

As a result of Porn.com’s legal team’s efforts, despite the hijacker’s malicious attempt to steal Porn.com, at no time was day‐to‐day business affected at Porn.com and consumer experience was not impacted in the slightest.

Porn.com and its attorneys continue to conduct a detailed investigation into how this event occurred and intend to hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions.

During this unfortunate event, Porn.com’s attorneys utilized all available tools including but not limited to Mr. Keating initiating UDRP proceedings through the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”). Additionally, Porn.com was at all times poised to take aggressive legal action in the event that the registrar did not act quickly to remedy this blatant act of domain theft.

Porn.com thanks the countless individuals that offered assistance and did assist during this difficult event.

All further media inquiries should be made by email and directed to Corey D. Silverstein (corey@silversteinlegal.com), however, due to the continued investigation regarding this matter, no further information shall be provided at this time. 


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Comments (5)

    FX

    Fastest hijacked domain recovery ever.

    August 7th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    FX

    Did the Steel Authority of India hijack this domain name ??
    They appear to be a public company traded on London Stock Exchange.

    August 7th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Anticareer

    When the average Joe gets a domain hijacked it takes jumping through hoops and a long time to possibly get it back… but if you have money and a legal team appearantly Verisign cares about you and your domain to help.

    August 7th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Isn’t that how many things work for people who have money and a legal team?

      In reply to Anticareer | August 7th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Steve B

    The good thing about domains is that it’s a digital asset, so it’s kind of hard for fraudsters to steal and keep the domain if the rightful owner has the ability to prove their case to the property authorities.

    August 8th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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