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Someone Else Registered My Domain Name?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by garthor, May 11, 2013.

  1. garthor

    garthor Newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm right now banging my head against the wall. I purchased almost a year ago a website from someone.
    The website was making around $60-110 monthly (it's rather seasonal) . Yesterday the domain name expired.

    I didn't know the domain was about to expire and that it wasn't on auto renew at NameCheap.
    Yesterday, the same guy I bought it from, came online and asked me about if I was the person he sold it to, I didn't speak
    to him for over a year or so. This is why I suspect he's the one that bought it....

    Now he's offline... I lost the domain name.... Now I'm basically $700-1300 down, as that's what this website is worth accordingly to it's monthly revenue x12.

    Anything you would recommend me to get this domain name back or something?
     
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    danailo Supreme Member

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    Move on mate.
     
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    Izzma Regular Member

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    Unfortunately, you missed the boat my friend. :(

    The only thing you can do it contact Name.com Support Team and explain the situation. I doubt they will be able to help you though as the "other" buyer has purchased the domain name "legally".

    Let us know how this goes as I am interested in the outcome of this situation.

    Best of luck to you, however. :)
     
  5. Amsterdammer

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  6. garthor

    garthor Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for their responses. At first I thought my only choice was to negotiate with the new owner.
    Thanks to Amsterdammer, I got my domain name back :) +REP for him.

    I made sure to keep it on auto renew as well as all the important websites I own.
     
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  8. Amsterdammer

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    Glad to be of service and thank you kindly. :)
    I can now strut and say I made you money. lolz.

    Actually, I remember a certain Mod running into the redemption period, OP was lucky enough not to need that...
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-name-com-you-gotta-ing-kidding-me-right.html