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Please help... hosting acct suspended, all domains lost?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Riposte, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    My hosting account was permanently suspended, and with that 2 years of my life's work and my entire income. Is there any way I can get the domains back that I bought with that provider?

    What are my options for recovering any of these assets?
     
  2. kevinfoster

    kevinfoster Registered Member

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    Have you tried to login to your domain control panel? You may find you still have access to your domains and thereby you can change thier dns settings thus pointing them away to other servers. Do you have your websites backed up?
     
  3. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    That's gone too, the control panel. The websites are backed up enough, yes. It's just the domains that I really need.
     
  4. Systemex

    Systemex Newbie

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    did you try and talk to your old hosting provider
    and see if they will give you access to your domains
     
  5. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    question is whats their reason for your suspension?
     
  6. isritter

    isritter Junior Member

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    What did you do to get banned?
     
  7. stadanko101

    stadanko101 Newbie

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    Wow...can you tell who the company is. Want to make sure I'm not there.

    With Goodaddy, I'm pretty comfortable that I'll still have access to my domains if I lose hosting.
     
  8. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    As far as I know, registrars are obligated by law to allow you to transfer domains. The only time I have ever heard of this being an issue is when anonymous domain registration services are used and the domain name is, as far as ICANN and other governing bodies are concerned, the property of the host.

    Have you made an attempt to contact the host by phone or email? If not, that should be your first step.
     
  9. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    Dreamhost. They don't have a support staff or anyone working the phones, so I can't call them of course.

    Suspension as a result of being reported for spam.

    They say the domains were registered in MY NAME, so they are owned BY ME, correct? I just don't know how I can get back what is supposed to be mine.
     
  10. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    Also, thanks for the help so far guys... I'm freaking out here, since I'll be homeless soon, literally.
     
  11. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    So what can I do you think? Email support and ask them to transfer the domains somewhere? Or get a new host and ask them to handle it?

    I mean I had like 100 domains, so I don't even know what they all were, since I can't even login to my account to see them all.
     
  12. snowwhite

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    Did you really do spam? if yes, is it email or forum spamming?
     
  13. Vivica

    Vivica Regular Member

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    As convenient as an all-in-one registrar/hosting solution is, I think it's a monumentally bad idea just because of cases like this. I hear HostSpanker (hostg@tor) will do this to you in a heartbeat if you're doing BH. I wish you good luck.
     
  14. tominstl

    tominstl Newbie

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    If the domains are in your name...and you have backed up files of the websites, then all you need to do is register with a new registrar and put in a request to change the registration to the new registrar. Many fo the large registrars (like godaddy) offer discounted or free domain migration. Then after the domains are with a new registrar, you rebuild your websites with the backed up files.
     
  15. Riposte

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    *I* did not do the spam, no. However, the reports were forum spam.

    Ok, great. Is there a way to see a list of all of my domains? I can't do it with the current host since I'm completely locked out of their control panel.
     
  16. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

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    Around 50.

    I know, stupid to not have diversified this.
     
  17. moneymaker101

    moneymaker101 Newbie

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    that's fucked up..
    this is why you should always separate your domain registration from your hosting..

    all my domains are registered with godaddy
    all my hosting is with hostgator..

    if anything happens with hostgator all I got to do is change namesevers and I'm good to go..

    what rules did you break?
     
  18. snowwhite

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    if youre innocent as you claim, then theres no need to waste time stressing yourself about transferring, etc.. Just get a decent cyber lawyer and make him draft a simple demand letter for you addressed to your host/registrar explaining the circumstances and that you can prove your innocence given proper time.

    note, you dont own the domains, no such thing as domain ownership. They can shut you down anytime they want depending upon your violation to your contract with them.
     
  19. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    dude even though you spammed they cant legally just take your domains... just contact them and tell them to transfer your domains to namecheap or something
     
  20. justone

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    Oh man keep calm and professional and you'd already have them in your hands.
    There is ALWAYS a way to call them, ignore support go to the next level.
    Thell them that they immideately have to give you access to your domains, name them a daily amount of worthloss (more than you really lose) and tell them if they don't cooperate immideately you'll sue them for the compensation losses.

    If they don't comply then get in contact with the registrar (whois lookup the domain, the registrar will be visibile in that information) best is CALL the registrar, that's the fastest way. I'd give that a try. If they are registered in your name of course, if not then call a local lawyer. will cost you 150$ that will most probably be payed by "dreamhost" after all .

    In any case be professional, use the phone. noone writes emails in such a case.