The popular tech blog Make Use Of, which normally resides at MakeUseOf.com, has lost their domain. At least for now.
On November 2, somewhere late in the day I assume, one of the bloggers at MakeUseOf.com discovered that the domain had been parked. When the editor-in-chief, Aibek Esengulov, of the blog became aware of the problem, it was apparent that the domain had been hijacked.
The cracker transfered MakeUseOf.com from GoDaddy to NameCheap by somehow getting into the site administrator’s GMail account and requesting a domain transfer from there. Currently Aibek is trying to get the domain back. It is worth a great deal, considering Make Use Of is a very established blog with over 20,000 subscribers and plenty of inbound links, not to mention the fact that without the domain no one can get to the blog really.
Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon. You can follow the news by visiting the Make Use Of Teporary Blog.