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How to get back domain from a previous web designer?

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  1. mfaiyazali

    mfaiyazali Registered Member

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    Hi guys, I wanted to know how do you get back your domain name (its a business domain name) back from a previous web designer as they are not willing to transfer it nor point it to my name server? Is there a way to get the domain to my hosting ? I do not know what registrar they used.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    No, you cannot get the domain to yourself or point to server you want unless they are willing to sell it or co-operate with you unless domain is using trademarked name.
     
  3. mfaiyazali

    mfaiyazali Registered Member

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    What if the business name is registered locally with the same name as domain? Just the difference of the word 'Limited' Not in the domain name?
     
  4. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    It depends where you live. In my country you would get the domain back if its using registered company name.
     
  5. mfaiyazali

    mfaiyazali Registered Member

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    How would you get it back?
     
  6. vashishthakapoor

    vashishthakapoor Newbie

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    First of all make sure if you bought that or they bought that. You say, you don't know the registrar, then I will say, find it.
    Later see for how much time it is booked. You can place a backorder.
    I am not that sure but I have seen my friends placing backorders to get a purchased domain when it expires
     
  7. Reviewergal

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    It's going to be hard unless it's a trademarked name. Even then you might have to fight them legally since they do not want to coorperate with you. If you paid for the website domain with the design things can be complicated especially if the registration was for a year and you are no longer working with them.
     
  8. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If the domain has your registered business name in it: This could be classified as domain squatting with the intent of profiting off of it (as the web designer probably wants more of your money for you to use the domain). You can go the route of litigation to force the joker to give you back your domain under the U.S. Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) of 1999 (assuming you live in the US).
    If the domain is registered in your name
    : If the domain is in your name and the web design is just being an idiot, what you can do is feign an interest in working with the web designer and have him send you the account information. You can also contact your domain registrar about the issue to regain access to the account.
     
  9. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    Prepare for a legal battle or offer to pay him for it.

    It should have been registered by you, why didn't you do this?
     
  10. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    OP is probably like some of my clients; he might have thought that it was easier to have the web designer set all of that up for him. Of course, I always register the domain using the client's information and not with my own as I'm not some shoddy business owner.
     
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