Hey, Thanks for reading. I need some insight on this domain matter because it seems that I am losing great deal of money. It's bit of a long read. Sorry about that...Expert opinions are appreciated... Basically, I purchased a one word domain for hundreds of dollars few months back. It's worth 50 times of what I paid for. The previous owner was willing to sell it cheap becuase he said that he was not able to change the dns of the domain no matter what. He clearly mentioned that he doesn't offer any refund and that he doesn't guarantee anything about the domain except for the fact that he would hand over the account to me that included the one word domain and few other random domains. I somehow arranged for the funds becuase I was willing to bear the risk mainly becuase it was actually worth the risk. I thought the dns thing wasn't a big deal. If nothing works, I will transfer the domain to some other registar and the matter will be fixed on its own. All of these happened a couple of months back. The money and the domain was smoothly exchanged. It seemed to me that I was now the owner of the domain that would help me bank lots of money whenever I needed. Basically, enough to clear my dues that has been haunting me for 8 long years and also get a car, house etc ( if I wanted to). Anyways, it's a risk that I took and I don't mind losing anything but I want to pursue this thing as long as I can to have it in my favor. Coming to the domain thing, one strange thing that I noticed is that the whois information on the domain was of some other person despite the domain being transfered to me. I was never able to tell whether that name was of the previor owner or not becuase he always appeared to me like a guy who lacked even basic computer skills so communicating with him was always tough. I asked him earlier, he just said, buy it or leave it. Although a honest guy, somehow it seemed that the guy didn't deserve to be in the IM world Fast forward now, after couple of months post the purchase the domain is still in my account but the whois information beared some other name and also some other registrar. ( the domain doesn't hold any site. No site is developed on the domain)I decided to transfer the domain to namecheap because currently the domain was in some french site and I thought everything would be fixed once the transfer is done. Basically, the domain is currently under my account on this FRENCH site- http://lws.fr and whois information shows a registrar called http://www.nominalia.com Now, I contacted the french site (where I currently hold the domain) to change the admintrative contact email address to mine so that the transfer to namecheap account can be done. I didn't tell them that I was transfering the domain. It's great pain navigating through the site because I don't know french so used google translate for navigation etc. The first reply from them was a bit shocking for me, they said that I didn't own that domain at all. Soon, we exchanged few messages and I repetedly told them that I have the domain in my account and paid hundreds of dollars to acquire it. (((Sorry bhw guys,the domain name won't be disclosed. I hope that's understandable at this juncture))) After few email exchanges, this is what they have to say. I have copied their reply below: "When ordering the domain name in September, 2010, an error has occured so our system has told you that the domain name was available. But in reality, the domain name was not available and it was already used by an other person, with an other provider. This situation has been explained by our technical support team in an email that you have received on September, 2010" Of course, I would know nothing about this incident even if it is true because I acquired this domain only few months back. Anyways, now, I am left to reply them back so I not sure how to respond because few things have completely baffled me. I am not that a techy person, but I fail to understand how can two persons hold the same domain at the same time. If what they are saying is true, then the other guy whose name shows up in the whois holds that domain and the domain clearly shows up under my account as well. Now, that's a different thing that I am not able to change the dns etc. But,is it really possible or is that french registar agents lying to me. I mean, I really can't get this....Two people holding the same domain at the same time... To to top it all, I keep getting emails(french registrar where I have this domain) from them also to renew the domain. I asked them in my previous emails that if I don't really own the domain then why is your company sending me emails to renew it. ( the domain has one month to expire) They said this. Their message copied below: "You have received an email telling that the domain name is going to expire because it is sent automatically according the date of your first order. It does not verify if the domain name is available, already taken, transfered etc, but in reality you don't own the doman" Now, I am baffled what to say. Even if what they say is true, I mean what stops me from doing the same what the previous owner did since the domain is showing up in my account. Aren't the domain registrar at big fault over here. At least, this seems ridiculous to me unless I know that such things have happened in the past which is why my topic says,anyone working with domain registar. Perhaps, someone who have worked with a domain registar may know better. Another thing that baffles me is the reply from the last representative. He asked me to register any new domain and they will refund me the amount. I mean, does a person working for a domain registar company not understand a difference between a $10 domain and a domain that is valued at five or 6 figures. Are they trying to play games or what so that the domain can expire and they can keep it. I am a little confused over the whole thing. Hence, I need some expert opinion. Again, I am ranting over the lost money. I understand what risk is all about. I guess, I have lost more deals than most of you guys over the years due to one or the other reason. But, I want to pursue this as much as I can to gain the domain if possible. So, let's keep the discussion on the topic Thanks for reading, if at all anyone reads it full Again, any advice over here would be hugely appreciated.