A jealous thief (or perhaps “thieves”?) deliberately tried to steal my domain name ABNLookup.com.au(.)
The dirty would-be thief submitted a complaint in late November against my domain name in what he/she probably hoped would see my name drop to the public auctions during the Christmas holiday period so he/she could scoop it up for him or herself!
It nearly worked too!
Uniregistry (my Registrar) dropped the ball and must have been on early holiday break as they didn’t bother to chase me up or notify me that auDA had received a vexatious complaint against my domain name ABNLookup.com.au(.)
According to the Namebid.com.au “drop system” data, the same would-be thief also seems to have been very busy recently making similar complaints against these other “ABN Keyword” domain names;
Luckily, Daniel from the auDA Compliance Team quickly recovered my valuable (at least, for me!) domain name from the drop system once I noticed it was in jeopardy of being ripped away. Daniel responded very quickly, even over the holiday break period.
Thank you again for all your help, Daniel from auDA, who assures me “the domain currently resolves to a correctly monetised website. We will inform the registrar and close the complaint.”
In the meantime, I have requested from auDA the Name, Email and most importantly the IP ADDRESS of the “anonymous” domain name thief so I can publicly expose him/her and consider my next movements against this horrible person. (whoever it may be?)
The “anonymous” would-be thief had better hope the IP Address he/she used to make the complaint doesn’t align with the recent IP Addresses my online security team have been recording of hackers trying to break into Domainer and also from hackers illegally attempting to attack my payment gateway and invoicing systems on one of my other company websites…