My personal domain name was squatted ( can I do anything ?)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by QUiKSR20, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. QUiKSR20 macrumors member

    QUiKSR20

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    Hello All,

    I use to have a domain name that was my full name ( darylgregg.com )

    I missed the renewal by about 2 weeks and now its gone. I have tried to email who actually bought it and they are giving me the run around that this was a personal blog / picture share site and that I have no trademark etc on this site and want me to purchase it for $3000 or more.

    Is there anything I can do? I would like to have my domain back.

    I have pleaded that this is my personal site and that it was not acquired in good faith as they say they only acquire names in good faith.

    I informed them that my site was used to share pics and stuff with friends and family and what could they possibly gain besides my traffic.

    I even went as far to show them previous renewal and emails and locations to where that domain use to point too etc.

    :mad::mad::mad:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks Guys!!!
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    do a search online their are lawyers that actually only handle things like this
     
  3. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You probably don't have any legal recourse. Domains are typically first come, first serve.
     
  4. QUiKSR20 thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately your right totally un-ethical and I dont see what they are getting out of it I didnt have alot of traffic it was just my personal site.
     
  5. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    The same thing happened to me. Sucks.

    P-Worm
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    what they are doing is betting that what they paid for the address is going to be less than what you'll pay them to buy it back.....and then they'll make a profit selling it to you
     
  7. juanster macrumors 68020

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    those bastards....by the way how can i check when mine is coming up so that this doesn't happen to me?
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Happened to me too. But I let it expire, and didn't care. They can take it and stick it up their asses, I'm not gonna buy it from 'em.
     
  9. shecky Guest

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    sorry to be a prick but seriously... do you people know how to use a calendar? not to mention that i get at least 5 reminder emails starting months before one of my domains expires - and i am sure i am not the only one.
     
  10. QUiKSR20 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I know how to use a calender and I have setup events for other domains I own but at the time obviously I didnt and they can piss off if they think im buying it back from them.

    There being total a$$'s about it and pretty much are like oh well your bad.
     
  11. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Well, yeah. I mean, that's their job.

    P-Worm
     

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