EQN.com returns to the rightful owner

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  1. Prashant Sharan

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    Verisign has transferred the domain name EQN.com to its previous owner after a judge ordered the transfer.

    Blackshore Properties, Inc. of San Marino, California acquired EQN.com in a NameJet auction in 2011 for $4,950. A thief subsequently stole the domain name from the company and transferred it to Chinese domain name registrar 22.cn in 2016.

    Blackshore filed an in rem lawsuit in October last year in U.S. District Court in Virginia where .com registry Verisign is located. The thief (not surprisingly) didn’t show up to defend the domain, so the judge ordered Verisign to return the domain name.

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