Iran Blocked from INForum

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  1. Jeff
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    There often seems to be an Iranian connection to domain thefts. In the circumstances, I've blocked Iranian IP addresses from accessing INForum.

    Obviously, a proxy can be used, but that is something that can often be checked.

    If you ever need to find out what countries have which IP address ranges, here is a good resource:
    http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/ip_ranges/get_ranges.php
     
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    Ace United States Well-Known Member

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    Can you please cite this connection.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    Basically, over the last few years from what I've seen is that Iranians are involved in a large number of domain thefts. As well, the Iranian government does not cooperate with Western countries in dealing with these thefts.

    There is the latest case here with jj1 / Get+1
    http://www.inforum.in/non-india-related-domains/2224-11-llll-com-offer-wanted.html

    Another recent large scale theft by an Iranian:
    Lots of Stolen Domains : Domain Bits

    Last month Twenty.net was stolen by an Iranian.

    In September ESE.com was hijacked by an Iranian.

    I think it turned out that there was an Iranian connection to this theft in March:
    Fucked Up - The Theft of Fucked.com and Pornos.com : Domain Bits

    Who knows - it could all be the same person or group of people from Iran.
     
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    In regards to checking the IP address, is there any way to check the IP address with Gmail? Most people seem to be using Gmail nowadays and I can't seem to find the IP address of the person which send the email.
     
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    Google doesn't reveal such information:

    Source: User IP addresses - Gmail Help