Help With Domains

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by martinthorne, Aug 14, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. martinthorne

    martinthorne UKBF Newcomer

    10 2
    let me explain:
    - a client has registered their domain in there own name
    - the client then had there website built and hosted by another company
    - this second company transferred the domain from the original domain hosting company to their own domain servers
    - when they transferred the domain hosting over, they changed the name the domain was registered in to their own name.
    - the client paid for all of the transfer costs.

    we have now been commissioned to take over the web hosting and development as the client was not happy with this company.

    The problem is we cannot now point the domain to our servers as the domain hosting is with them.

    does this mean that legally the domain is now owned by the development company?
    how can we get it back?
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: martinthorne Member since: Jan 16, 2009
    #1
  2. nickpp

    nickpp UKBF Contributor

    236 11
    .co.uk, .com or other tld?
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: nickpp Member since: Aug 11, 2008
    #2
  3. crossdaz

    crossdaz Guest

    0 0
    Offer to buy it.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: crossdaz Member since: Jan 1, 1970
    #3
  4. crawlgear

    crawlgear UKBF Newcomer

    41 6
    If the domain was registered in their own name. Yes they own it
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: crawlgear Member since: Aug 9, 2009
    #4
  5. martinthorne

    martinthorne UKBF Newcomer

    10 2
    its a .com
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: martinthorne Member since: Jan 16, 2009
    #5
  6. webpromoterservice

    webpromoterservice UKBF Regular

    287 47
    yes they own it and unfortunately there is little you can do except offering a price for it.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: webpromoterservice Member since: Jun 7, 2009
    #6
  7. Tommo

    Tommo UKBF Enthusiast

    542 91
    If the whois is in their name, they pretty much own it.

    Folks, always keep YOUR domains in YOUR accounts and in YOUR name :(

    Have they been asked to transfer the domain name?
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: Tommo Member since: Jul 15, 2009
    #7
  8. nextec

    nextec UKBF Regular

    209 38
    was the client advised they were changing the registered details on the domain?

    Did this happen at the renewal time for the domain or only when they changed the registrar?

    I am hearing about this happening more and more! As far as I an concerned the domain belongs to the original owner unless he agreed to the change of ownership details or sold the domain.
    People must become more careful or companies will do this more and more.

    To me it is just a scam
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: nextec Member since: Jul 8, 2009
    #8
  9. Dominic Taylor

    Dominic Taylor Full Member

    1,169 254
    If the company changed the domain to their name their client should take legal advice. Might be enough to scare them into giving it back.

    Alternatively you could go to the top-level registrar (Enom, Godaddy, etc) and ask for assistance.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2009 By: Dominic Taylor Member since: Jun 19, 2008
    #9
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.