Discussion in 'General Board' started by Michael_, Oct 26, 2007.
I'm not a legal expert and haven't had this myself, but I would imagine Nominet wouldn't want to know. They are only concerned with who the registrant is, not who did or didn't say what to who.
I wouldnt see any reason why he would have have to tell you any history on the domain name unless you ask him upfront about it.
Agreed - asking history etc ought to be on the list of questions to ask / get checked out .
As for solving the problem , it seems by renegotiating that will have things covered.
It does crop up from time to time, generally on traffic stats being overinflated and the like.
The price of a domain for sale might be higher, based on traffic. It is up to the buyer to check if traffic is genuine.
A seller should answer any questions honestly and complete the transfer. Claims by a third party against the seller are not inherited by the buyer, but any buyer should be aware that abusive use of a domain will invite remedial action.
Presumably (and as this is all theoretical) if you as the new owner were not continuing the sellers abusive use of the domain, you would be able to state as much in reply to the letter.
If your planned use for the domain is within the rules, then you have nothing to worry about.
Previous use of the domain or actions against the registrant are not your concern. If yu receive a letter then write back and say that you have no intention of infringing the rights of any other party.
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