Web Domain of MakeUseOf Hacked but Recovered

Written by Amit Agarwal on Oct 24, 2010

This is very scary. The domain name of blog MakeUseOf was hacked today and is now redirecting to an ad-filled page. The hackers have transferred the domain from GoDaddy to some Dubai based web hosting company.

The MakeUseOf team are following up with GoDaddy to regain control and have temporarily created a status blog to keep their readers informed of the status.

We have absolutely no idea how this was achieved but we are currently in full contact with GoDaddy’s fraud department to get our legal property back.

Update: They have successfully managed to regain ownership of the MakeUseOf.com domain after proving their case with GoDaddy and eNom. Congrats.

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