Go Daddy founder helps foil £500 domain name hijack scheme

The case of David Airey who had his domain name stolen has been getting coverage recently. But there is good news at the end of it all. Bob Parsons, owner of Go Daddy, contacted Mr Airey, confirmed his identity, and transferred the domain name back according to the Edinburgh Evening News.

The case started when a hacker broke into Mr Airey’s email account and used the details to steal his domain name, davidairey.com.

The hacker, believed to be in Iran, then demanded up to £500 for the domain’s return. Mr Airey refused to pay up, despite the potential loss of thousands of pounds of business. And this is when the white knight of Bob Parsons rode to the rescue.