Good afternoon all, Earlier in the year, I bought a company (that provides training workshops) that have been operating for around 10 years. In return for the fee I paid, I received a number of future bookings, plus the website, email address etc. Unfortunately, it transpires that the previous owner had originally asked an independent website developer to buy the domain address, create the website, and host it. He had been paying (a pretty large) monthly fee for 'maintenance'. The website is very small - 4/5 pages, and very, very old looking! A huge part of buying the company was in order to control the domain name and email address associated. It now seems I have neither of these things. I paid the website developer his normal monthly fee for a few months, before asking him to change the ISP tag of the website so that I could transfer the domain, and add it to my own hosting package. He seemed very agreeable, and readily said that he had done so. Unfortunately, the ISP tag is still showing as his (at least according to my hosting provider and a WHOIS search). My question now is..............what do i do?! At any point he could delete or change the content of the website, or simple delete the associated email account. I don't believe there was ever a contract between the original owner and the web developer..... . My contract with the original owner does mention the website is included in the sale, but of course doesn't go into specifics. I have just sent him another email asking if he can double check the ISP has been changed on his end....But i expect to him to simply say that it has. Either he is making a technical mistake, deliberately misleading me, or a third option that is beyond my technical awareness. Any technical/legal advice?