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Bought an "existing" Domain via godaddy auctions, now owner want it back!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by salo123, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. salo123

    salo123 Junior Member

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    Hi,
    I bought a domain via godaddy auctions a few weeks ago.
    Today I got an email, from the old owner, that he could not understand how this could happened, because he booked the domain 2013 for another 3 years. He asked me, if I could provide him as many information about this case as possible. And he would have now big trouble.
    I bought the domain, paid, my information are in the register.
    I think now, what can I do. I dont want to scam or rip somebody, i want to help, and i know godaddy is a real pain in the ass, but of course I have my investment, articles, etc.
    And all the work and effort I put inside it.
    Somebody had a case like this?
    Do they have any statutory basis, to take it back?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I've had that happen and just sold the domain at my cost to the old owner... my situation was a church and I figured I didn't need to do something that would cause ill will to a church.

    I did not have to give it back, and I doubt you do either, but karma (or whatever you what to call it in your vernacular) and all that dictated to me to let them have it.
     
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  3. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    I guess it's not your problem, the old owner should clear things with the registrar where he had his old domain registered.
    You could sell the domain back to him. You make the price.
    Good luck.
     
  4. salo123

    salo123 Junior Member

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    very difficult! Now I am in a real ethical dilemma
     
  5. ORJay

    ORJay Regular Member

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    Just sell the domain at a fair price you think
     
  6. helpnub

    helpnub Registered Member

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    Just make sure you're actually dealing with the previous owner and not someone who missed out at auction and wants to buy the domain from you. As previously mentioned if he was the original owner he should be dealing with the registrar in the first instance, not you.
     
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  7. salo123

    salo123 Junior Member

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    Thanks, this was the first what I did when I got his mail.
    So I sent him now an overview with costs I had, and asked him to make me an offer.
    I think/hope this is the best way.
     
  8. ttmschine

    ttmschine Regular Member

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    What probably happened is that he forgot to re-register it and now wants to give you a sob story so he can get it back at a low cost.

    You haven't done anything wrong so sell it to him at a reasonable price but don't give it away to him.
     
  9. WebTG

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    Not a big problem you can't take blame for someone Else's mistake either its registrar or owner, If he was the real owner then it must be more valuable for him.

    Tell him about your expenses, time and efforts you put in this project and ask him a reasonable price which is fair enough for you and owner.
     
  10. netmoney1

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    Don't reply to him or even talk to him. His issue is with GoDaddy. Not you.

    Guaranteed it is someone trying to snake it from you.

    There is "good karma" and then there are scumbag pieces of shit that will say anything to get what they want. Hunch tells me it is the later. If it was me I would be up GoDaddy's ass trying to fix the issue...not contacting the new owner.
     
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  11. IAlwaysWin

    IAlwaysWin Junior Member

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    I know that some staff members at Godaddy still domains from account holders and list them on the auction market. This happened to me some years back. I had 7 domains end up in godaddy's auction listings and they where all worth pretty good money.

    I asked Godaddy how my domain ended up in someone else name and they told me that someone must have stole my domains. I asked for them back and all they did was try to sell me services. I only got 2 of the domains back and never used Godaddy again. Lesson learned, never trust Godaddy for shit!