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Very Strange Gmail/GoDaddy Situation

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Johnny_Tsunami, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Johnny_Tsunami

    Johnny_Tsunami Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a random situation, hopefully one of you have some insight on possible solutions.

    I am currently in the middle of consolidating and cleaning up over 400 domains, and that includes moving them from one host to another. There are over 20 GoDaddy accounts I'm going through, each with tons of domains.

    Basically here's my situation: I have a domain, registered with GoDaddy, but I literally have no information regarding log-in credentials. I know the e-mail address (was able to squeeze it out of godaddy), but searching through ALL of my records back to 2012 even, I couldn't find anything about the name or Gmail account.

    Went through Gmail, tried to recover account, putting in tons of old passwords, etc... No luck.


    All I want to do is access the domain registrar account So I can change the nameservers and make sure the domain is set to auto-renew.

    Is this possible without domain registrar account access? I've tried messing around with the hosting cPanel but can't seem to get anything to work.

    It's a huge pain in the butt. Basically someone created a GMAIL account a while ago, regged the domain, and didn't log any of the info to login. I told GoDaddy I had access to "[email protected]" and they still wouldn't send me any info. Kind of annoying, but I understand.

    Any help?
     
  2. uncutu

    uncutu Elite Member

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    I had similar situation last year with a client who lost the email associated with his godaddy account. I needed to change nameservers but couldn't for the same reason you can't.
    Godaddy support told me to email them copies of gov't documents which names matched the domain registrant name; a drivers license photo was sufficient. Support team was slow in closing the ticket but it got done.
    Keep pestering godaddy maybe call in for a different agent. I handled most of it through emails. Squeaky wheel gets the grease with them.
     
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  3. Johnny_Tsunami

    Johnny_Tsunami Junior Member

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    Ah.. This is where I run into issues.. The domain is a PBN, so if this is all required just to get through to change the nameservers/get some info, I'm just gonna say bye-bye to the domain. 40 RD domain, nothing too crazy, nothing too shitty, but still... Just gonna mark it a loss and move on.

    I say this because Domain registrant info is false, etc. (Since it's a PBN :p)

    Thanks for the answer!