Anatomy of a Domain Hijacking, part 2: The Website Who Came In From The Cold
When secretGeek.net was taken I swore a solemn oath to myself:
My relentless campaign of jokes and nonsense will not be stopped.
And now, just a couple of long weeks later, here I am, happy to report I'm back in control of secretGeek.net.
Right when I was ready to migrate over to leonbambrick.com, I got an email from the Russian registrar, Regtime Ltd, saying:
Sorry for answer delay. Domain was transferred onto you account.
The number one thing, I think, that helped get the site back was when a good friend, Madina, translated a lengthy email into fluent Russian for me to send to the Russian Registrar.
She re-structured the email to put the sob-story up front, all about how much personal meaning this site has for me, and the positive effects it has had on my life. I think that did the trick.
So what did we learn?
That's the most likely way they got access to my account. My password was 'good' by gmail standards but is now 'freaking solid' by any standard.
Thanks for the encouragement and support. It was dark times, but now the nonsense can continue.Next → ← Previous