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Domain expired, then privately registered, then 301'd to adult site...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by marcelledbetter, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. marcelledbetter

    marcelledbetter Newbie

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    I'm hoping to help a friend. Scenario-

    Friend had a really bad experience with a landscaping contractor a while ago... TL;DR: the contractor left him high and dry and the job not complete.

    Fast forward a year later, the contractor forgot to renew his domain name and it expired. My friend snatched it up and private registered the domain (Domains by Proxy) and 301'd the domain to a gay porn site.

    I told him to be careful because the contractor could hire an attorney and try to subpoena GoDaddy/Domains By Proxy to get the registrant's name and info.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    On what grounds? Legally owning a domain that someone forgot to renew?

    That's a bit of a reach for a subpoena.