I recently took a new job and inherited this problem - just wanted to clarify this is not my fault and I completely understand how this should have been handled differently by those involved. Basically, the company I work for purchased a bunch of other companies including their websites and domain names (says so right in the contract). For one website in particular (DA 25 - very significant in this niche) the previous domain owner never transferred the domain over to us and claimed that he didn't have access to his godaddy account. The guy who's position I recently took over decided to just wait for the domain to expire with the intention of purchasing it once it did. Within days of the domain's expiration, someone else purchased the domain AND BEGAN HOSTING OUR COMPANY'S WEBSITE WITH NOTHING CHANGED The contact information in ICANN says the domain is registered under "Perfect Privacy LLC". I assume that whoever hijacked the site/domain is breaking copyright laws and maybe some others but I really don't know for sure. Is this a legitimate legal excuse for fighting for ownership of the domain name? How would I go about fighting for control of the domain? ..I assume I should contact ICANN dispute resolution maybe? Suggestions? Thanks!