[thelist] [Slightly OT] Domain name dispute

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Sat Apr 20 10:14:03 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Michiel Trimpe
> I registered a domain name for my (small) company a few years ago.
> When the time came to renew the domain a wanted to switch registrars.
> I let the networksolutions account expire and tried to switch
> registrars.
> It just so happened to be that NetSol had locked the name however, so
> I was unable to switch. I wasn't using it all that much at the time so
> I waited a few months before retrying just to find out that it had
> been registered by DomainCollection.com (two days before :( ).
> My name isn't a registered trademark but is registered locally.
> Is there any way I can get it back or am I just SOL?

You mostly are SOL. You can contact DomainCollection.com and see if
they'll sell it to you - at some price - but they own it now and you're
only options are to wait for them to let it lapse or try to buy it
from them.

Good luck,

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