Guys, I need some help please!! someone is threatening "legal remedy" because he said that the domain I bought for over $17k was stolen from him. Background: A seller on flippa listed a domain for sale. I contacted the seller privately and he agreed to sell me the domain over a 3 month payment plan. Over the 3 months, I paid him the amount owed and after payment the domain was transferred to me via his account on Godaddy. The initial 1st payment and the last payment was done through Escrow while the 2nd payment was done through a bank transfer outside of escrow. And I have the records from escrow of those 2 payments, and also the 2nd payment through bank transfer. After 1st Payment: After the 1st payment, I received the HTML files of the site and it was transferred to my host by the owner. After final payment: After the 3rd month and the final payment, the domain's ownership was transferred to my godaddy account. Work done on site: After the domain and site was received, I re-designed the site, added many articles and also performed some SEO to increase the site's traffic. I spent tons of time in this site because it was a big investment for me. Issue: I just recently received an email from a different person saying this domain was allegedly stolen from him and he demanded that I pay him the fees owed on the domain or that I transfer the domain to him. He then asked me the lawyer I was working with you (since my site sells leads to lawyers) and I said I wouldn't do that. He replied that the lawyer and the previous owner was in some kind of coverup that stole this domain from him. He said that the whois is fake, with a fake name, number and address. But it had the name of the guy I sent $17k to. He said that the fake name, number, address on the whois "is one of the many examples of attempted coverup and secrecy I've encountered with the operation of this website since it has been stolen from me." I don't understand this. I sent money to the person who's name was on the whois registry. This person also pushed the domain to me on his godaddy account. My Case: 1. The person that I bought the domain from initially listed it on flippa. To sell the domain on flippa, the site's owner must be verified. This verification is done through 2 options: a. Verified ownership via file upload b. Verified ownership via meta tags. Therefore the site owner was verified by flippa. However, since I bought the site outside of flippa through private transaction flippa cannot be involved. But, the site was verified to be the owner's since the owner put the site up for sale on flippa. 2. Doing research on the person who said his domain was stolen shows that his name is the owner on other domains. But the whois.com of the domain that I purchased matches the name of the person who I have sent payments to. I have spent a lot of money, time and energy into this site and do not want this taken away from me. Therefore, I need some advice please!!