[thelist] Taking over a Web site

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) peter at easylistbox.com
Mon Sep 6 14:20:14 CDT 2004

	At the risk of sounding like a "me too" post, I'd like to state
agreement here.  I had to do the same thing a few weeks ago; assuming
the company is legimitate and has no bizarre business practices, they
should facilitate the transfer once you request it and your client
confirms the request.

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Monique Angelich

Generally speaking, the original hosting company and owner of the domain
won't cause trouble unless the site owner still owes them money. It's
very common and usually very simple to transfer a domain and the website
files from one design firm to another. The legalities rarely make sense
from either viewpoint, it would cost the design firm to hold onto the
domain.. one they can't really use for anything (usually).

Just be sure your client has paid their bills before you approach the
other company. It should work out fine if everything has been settled.

 From: "jsWalter" <jsWalter at torres.ws>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seyon [mailto:evoltlist at delime.com]
> 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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