Sobering article from the Wall Street Journal: Web-Address Theft Is Everyday Event by Kevin Delaney. Has some important tips for protecting your domain name from theft. Most important: don't use free online email accounts as your primary contact with the domain registrar. Failure to use the account may result in its inactivation and theft by someone else. You'll spend years and thousands getting it back, in some cases.
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