WOW! Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Season is FAR From Over. But Listen”Thieves” We Are WINNING!

Morning Folks!!

There is a reason there has been a rash of 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' decisions in our favor lately. Since there is no 'Criminal Penalty' YET, we have to institute a 'Social Penalty' by circulating their actions to folks that would think it not socially acceptable to be a thief. Eventually there WILL be a criminal penalty and we are going to accelerate that eventuality. NOBODY likes a THIEF! The way to stop a THIEF is to identify them FIRST and EXPOSE them FIRST.

I have reason to believe that there are a number of folks that have targeted a number of my .com domain names by building on other extensions and then thinking that their success would have an impact on gaining the .com. The same flawed thinking that got my buddy found GUILTY of being a 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacker' and I will use at every opportunity to show what I will do with the next guy. It's a promise.

Now let me discuss the 'Premeditation' these others have been using and has gone on for YEARS. Yes years and the dates of course prove it. In each and every case they made the fatal mistake of building their success on a NON .com and are now paying the price. Or they found a .com with words in front of it and trying the same method. They believe their success gives them more leverage to STEAL your/my domain name. They believe their belated trademarks give them some sort of special rights when in FACT it just PROVES the premeditation of their hijacking attempt. Proves Bad Faith.

I may even begin to list those GENERIC domains I own here as a way of letting these PRICKS know what they are in for. A preemptive shot.

So this is a public warning to those would-be hijackers. Anyone going down this road with ME, will regret that decision for the rest of their lives. PERIOD! I will use the FACTS to make sure their deeds follow them for the rest of their lives. PERIOD! I will do everything legally to disrupt their business if they try and disrupt mine and in EVERY case, they have much more to lose.

It's definitely not a threat. It is just a warning that should have already been heeded by others after the decision. Poke this lion again and see what I learned from the last episode. Let's just say it is the difference between peeing on an electric fence and peeing on a bolt of lightning! Neither are pleasant, but even a total idiot knows one is worse. case was a gift. A gift that allowed me to demonstrate what could and would happen. A gift that will protect you and me from these potential predators in the future by making them aware of the 'Social Penalty' that they WILL pay until a criminal penalty is in place. I am gathering together a list of EVERY case of 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' and I am going to start to circulate that list the best I can and there will be fallout. NMPD. (NOT MY PROBLEM DUDE)

Many would think I would be satisfied with a big win. I just see it as the FIRST in a series of stepping stones that will lead to an understanding of what 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' is and an eventual Criminal Penalty. A felony. Grand Theft!

I have actually been advised by multiple attorneys going back YEARS saying that I have a basis to preemptively file suit against these companies because I can show their infringement when they knowingly registered the .whatever to impede on my .com with rights they never had. I am a live and let live type of guy. But if that is what it takes to keep a predator away, then that is what I am PREPARING to do! They can go after my domain, but in return I am going for their entire business and their futures just for starters.

.Com domains are a TARGET because when somebody builds their empire on the wrong extension, they eventually regret it and get mad and when they get mad they lash out at the .com owner. Why? Because .com extension has GREAT VALUE to them and they made a POOR business decision and they REFUSE to take RESPONSIBILITY for that POOR decision. Well when they make the second bad decision by trying to HIJACK property that does not belong to them, that will be a decision they can never fix and that gives ME control of their 'Good' name.

I can't help the FACT that I look at a 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacker' in the same way I look at a child molester. It may not be what most would agree with, but it does not change how I see things. That's what brings out the passion in me to stop this practice because it affects folks that can not defend themselves, that can not go after them for 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' and have to lay down and let folks STEAL their assets. Their family business. Their livelihood. That's BULLSHIT!

The only way to protect our assets is shining a spotlight on these people, cockroaches and companies and let their own customers decide their fate. Their own business associates. Their own friends and family. They are some of the most despicable people on earth!

Here are a few since my last post LISTING THESE

2 Decisions here of REVERSE DOMAIN NAME HIJACKING: and

Here is another case. All these just within the last 30 days:

And here is the decision and a host of other folks found GUILTY of 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking'árcio-mello-chaves-labled-a-reverse-domain-hijacker-in-savemecom-case-.html

None of these cases are black and white when compared to the hijacking and they still came away with a RDNH decision.

In my next post I will tell you how I really feel. :-)

Don't miss the presentation at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. when the 2012-2013 'Poster Boy' for 'Reverse Domain Name Hijacking' is unvelied at 9:30 AM at the Ritz Carlton.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz


19 thoughts on “WOW! Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Season is FAR From Over. But Listen”Thieves” We Are WINNING!

  1. Domainer 2

    How about we start with an Adverse Possession law that simply says that if a domain is owned open and notoriously for 7 years (ie, not registered under a secrecy service), the domain can not be challenged. Period.

  2. Bob

    Whilst I agree rdh is a scummy thing to do, to compare it to child molesting is just wrong,you really need to think about what you say ,hijacking is akin to burgulary,mugging,scumbag thieves,but it is in know way as serious as child molesting nor does it affect people like that sickening vile crime.
    Losing a valued domain is not the same as having a child molested,if you think so you have your morals and values the wrong way around.

  3. Future King

    Rick’s doing the right thing WARNING these rats
    before they try to steal from him.
    I will come down on them like HOT TON OF BRICKS
    I would HATE to be in Márcio Mello Chaves shoes all his
    life when people search about him online POSTERBOY will come up
    and destroy all future business.

  4. Rick Schwartz

    I explained that in my post.
    What are you going to do?
    Take a gun to my head and have me not associate the two?
    When there is a law, then it will be theft. Until then, it is a molestation in my book.
    I always think about the guy/gal with one domain and a family business and they take away the domain without a legal right and his/her dream with it. That is much more than a”Theft”.

  5. Bob

    Couldn’t disagree more RIck,to compare it to molesting is naive at best.
    Not sure why you would say about a gun to your head?, you seem to totally not get the effects of what child molesting has on kids and their families.
    I said I think rdh is scummy and love the fact you raised awareness for any other idiotic company thinking of doing it,that will hopefully make them think twice.
    But I think you are so wrong on this,I know your ego will never let you admit this,so best to agree to disagree on this matter.

  6. Rick Schwartz

    “you seem to totally not get the effects of what child molesting has on kids and their families.”
    You are wrong on that score and my use of the word has in no way marginalized that issue nor do I see it having any bearing on all this. You are just taking it too literally when I already explained my own flaw using the word.
    I’d much rather have the argument with a domain hijacker so he knows EXACTLY where he is on MY scale. Let HIM worry, defend and explain why their reputations and that of their companies should not be considered somewhere in between the two. ;-)
    As you said, we can agree to disagree.

  7. Bobby

    I can’t help the FACT that I look at a”Reverse Domain Name Hijacker” in the same way I look at a child molester. It may not be what most would agree with, but it does not change how I see things.
    ripping up my traffic tickets now…

  8. Future King

    You know when your doing well in life because all
    the jealous people say bad things trying to bring you down.
    It’s only make true champions stronger but they
    never see it that way because they think like losers!!
    Rick owns this domain helping protect children Reporting Center
    So once again, don’t try to bring him down.

  9. emile sgelanio

    What would you do with a guy who takes all your best names and registers dash versions in .com?

  10. Rick Schwartz

    “What would you do with a guy who takes all your best names and registers dash versions in .com?”
    Thank him is the first thing that pops into mind.

  11. Danny Pryor

    ABSOLUTELY! I am terrified of someone trying to take my business from me. My domains are my business. They are my world, my life, my future, my hopes, my dreams, my ability to pay for trips to see family, to buy food, even to keep a roof over my head. If a well-financed UDRP came my way, and there’s every reason to believe anyone might try it, I could potentially be left homeless. It would be a molestation.
    My morals aren’t twisted or faulty of lacking a center in any way. Those who try to cheat or game the system because they aren’t willing to put forth the effort or have some sociopathy attached to a sense of entitlement are more than scum; taking advantage of anyone you believe to be weaker or helpless is a rape, in my opinion.
    The fact is, I’m grateful people like you, Rick, and many others in the domain industry have put forward the fight, spending hours, days, weeks and years and countless tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands (I really don’t know how to quantify the number), of dollars to pave the way for the rest of us who dare to take a chance on prospecting in this new gold mine.
    So that’s my little take on the thievery-molestation comparison. It’s just fine with me, because it’s on point!

  12. BullS

    “What would you do with a guy/gal who takes all your best names and register versions in dot whatever”
    For the guy, give him a pat on the butt
    For the gal- give her all your LOVE.

  13. Sideliner

    “What would you do with a guy/gal who takes all your best names and register versions in dot whatever”
    And pray that someone reg’s the .nets and more!! Anytime anyone takes anything below the .com your domain value is going up. And if they spend money to develop, that adds even more value to the .com

  14. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    It amazes me how some people think they can have the audacity to steal the Fonudation of your livelyhood. Yes I believe the”Times They Are A Changin”
    The stategic Value of Virtual Business Foundations in the realities of New World Marketing in the Digital Age, are just now being realized.
    Virtual Business Foundations especially in the .Com Channel, can be viewed as much like a Giant Redwood with its feeder roots being all the other extensions feeding back to the massive structure which reaches to the sky, towering high above the other feeder roots. If these feeder roots want more energy or sunshine or revenues They must own the .COM Virtual Business Foundation.
    When you plant a Seed make sure its a Giant Redwood and not a potato.
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

  15. Joao

    Right now, as i see things going and UDRP’s getting born as babies, i am considering to answer UDRP’s just for the sake of answering, but at the same time making a legal claim against the complainant, to put them face to face of a proper judge.
    The thing that i am realizing is that wipo is for Intelectual Property matters, and because of that, let them work. BUT, who said a domain name is Intelectual Property?
    The content of a website..sure, but a domain?
    It is Property. You dont invent a domain. You just register one. Do you invent land?
    PS: If i am seeing this wrong, then let me know.

  16. Be quiet

    To the guy who keeps crying about how Rick despises Reverse Domain Hijackers as much as child molesters, you need to wake up. The very worst things in life are dishonest things like this.
    I despise people who created the mortgage mess far more than child molesters. Child molesters are automatically despicable, and I don’t spend any time despising them. However, for people who try to hide behind legit business on a dishonest premise, that makes them the most despicable.
    I despise domainers who get involved in pumping ever new extension that gets thrown into our faces. I despise those who pumped .mobi and .co and I despise every idiotic argument that went behind them. The .co extension is based on one big type-fraud scam, and the mentality behind it is despicable.
    Rick is making a very strong point. It does no good to waste time despising murderers and child molesters, as societies throughout history already take care of that for you.
    I actually despise people who make arguments like you did against Rick, because your arguments are just lazy, stupid, and miss the whole point of why someone despises something.
    Rick is using his passion to make a change for the better. And you miss the whole point with you knee-jerk reaction. I would bet a lot of money that you register crap names, too, as the whole message went right over your head.
    Who is hurt when Rick says he despises Reverse Domain Hijackers? What if he said that he despises Reverse Domain Hijackers more than any other group of people in the world? Nobody is hurt, and your lazy ass response shows how lame your thinking is. I despise bad ideas and bad arguments, so you are now on the list.


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