I bought an expiring domain from GoDaddy auction. The domain name is the artist name (FirstnameLastname.com). And after a week I got an email from the previous owner. He calls me demanding the domain back. I asked him to pay least the amount I paid in the auction; he is refusing to pay. Hi there. I'm xxxx comic artist and former owner of xxxx.com. I had been using the domain for almost a decade and had lost it because I had fallen on hard times and was not aware that the domain expired until suddenly could no longer access it nor recieve any emails at my [email protected] email address. To say the least, losing it has caused me a lot of trouble personally and financially. GoDaddy claims they contacted you about it but to no avail. I'm reaching out to you to find out what you were going to be using the URL for, since xxxxx is not exactly a common name and it's my trademark, and maybe see if some arrangement can be made that I can get the URL back. I'm a starving artist, so I'm not sure what I can provide as compensation, but perhaps we can to at least get a dialogue going. If you're using it for something important to you, then I can accept that as a gentleman and walk away, as it was my own carelessness that has put me in this position. I just wanted to try to reach out man-to-man first. Thank you for you time and I look forward to hearing from you. After that I emailed him that the name is being used for an Alcohol Drug addiction information. But he refused and demanding the domain back. I'm not sure whether the domain name is trademarked or not. I've searched every trademark database on the web, but couldn't find the "artist name". But he mentioned it's his trademark. What should I do on this case? By law, do I have to give the domain name back?