[thelist] Taking over a Web site

jsWalter jsWalter at torres.ws
Sun Sep 5 21:17:37 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seyon [mailto:evoltlist at delime.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 8:23 PM
> To: jsWalter at torres.ws; thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: RE: [thelist] Taking over a Web site
> Message from jsWalter (9/5/2004 06:40 PM)
> >#1) The design company "owns" it.
> >     They can do what they will with it.
> >
> >     Now, you can appeal to get it, but that begins a $1,500US.
> What do you mean by this?

The design company owns the domain name.

They are "owner of record". Regardless of who uses it, or why it was
claimed (the domain name). And yes, many design shop and ISPs do just
this to "make life easier". But then, I don't but that. It just makes
you hostage to them.

If someone else "owns" a domain name, and you can show legal rights to
it (now that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish!) you can appeal to

You can lodge a complaint with InterNIC (or who ever runs it now) to get
ownership of the domain back from the design company.

But, they want $1500 upfront to start the judication process just to
review your claim.

This may, or may not work.

Like I said, and someone else as well; jus ask them for it, see what


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