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Judge orders Verisign to transfer domain name

Valuable domain name will be transferred to prior registrant.

A United States District Judge has ordered Verisign to transfer the domain name to its previous owners, who allege the domain name was stolen.

The plaintiffs in the case said the domain name was stolen from their Melbourne IT account in the middle of 2015. The thief did not change the name servers, so the owners didn’t realize the domain name was stolen until much later.

The case was filed last year as an in rem lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Virginia, where .com registry Verisign is based. The alleged thief did not respond to the dispute, so the judge granted the plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment.

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