Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by seanc, Aug 1, 2011.
can/should a hosting company suspend a domain name ?
isnt this what the Nominet DRS is for?
Nope. If they are also the registrar for the domain they could mark it as 'no longer required' or DETAG it, that's about it. At the most extreme they could also gain access to the Nominet account and cancel it entirely.
i would have thought that they would keep out of any copyright / trademark issues, especially if the WHOIS is public.
and IF they did, then they should have contacted me!
At the end of registration period some will change the nameservers. This is a grey area as far as im aware. In my view it shouldnt be done but others go by the thought the paid up period is over.
If a domain is still within its registered period a hosting company could suspend the hosting or dns if using their services so no services actually work or they could detag the domain but that is all they should do to the domain.
Have they done something to the domain or just suspended the hosting?
suspended the domain due to copyright (its an amazon store)
UK Registrars can apply an 'Investigation Lock' to .uk domains which removes them from the zone file.
In what way suspended though, it's impossible for them to actually suspend it in the Nominet sense of the word? Does it say this in the whois - *** This registration has been SUSPENDED. *** ?
If it does say that and it's not due for renewal then I'd say Nominet must have also been involved in it.
That would probably be it then, completely forgot about that!
No, sorry, Grant.
the registration isn't suspended, the account is.
when you go to the site it just says account suspended.
in my control panel it says its suspended, when i try and un-suspend it, i get a message saying 'copyright infringement'
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