Discussion in 'Domain Name Scams' started by newly listed!, May 25, 2012.
I've had this similar issue in the past with UK domains, see: http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/domain-name-registrars/53404-uk-reg-fasthosts-domcollect.html
Are we talking about .com or another generic TLD ?
Expiring domains are auto-renewed with the registry, the registrar has up to 45 days to cancel the renewal and let the domain in redemption. Otherwise the name would enter redemption from day one, and it would be more expensive to renew.
You normally have a grace period of some sort, but read the terms carefully.
By the way many other registrars auction off expired domains (these are know as prerelease) domains.
Keep us posted!
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Wow, interesting stuff. I must admit i'm surpised there isn't a lot more of these conflicts around. However showing you renewed them prior to Expiry or ownership transferred within the current registration period would make it 'cut and dry'
I have a good relationship with Godaddy - (only because of my personal account manager) but the've played around with so called recovery periods so often that you wonder if they have a "maximum" capitilisation chart on a constant rolling update
Best of luck with this! A thread to keep a close eye on!
1&1 has got a bad reputation for domains anyway + confusing procedures.
What are the domains in question ?
Good luck to OP! Hope you get your names and compensation.
Why don't you post the domains, if you say they are "stolen" potential buyers need to be alerted.
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Well now I feel lucky that I managed to transfer out the few domains I had there - which wasn't easy. Maybe my domains weren't good enough to steal? But they did renew a domain I did not want renewed, what a headache.
I have read before about 1and1 taking domains when the owner wants to transfer them out - I guess you need screenshots of everything in your account there before you unlock a domain or even just when you renew it.
I tell everyone to stay away from 1and1 no matter what.
Fasthosts allow DomCollect to taste traffic on expiring .uk's as well, I don't renew most of my names until the 7 day notice but noticed a handful recently that had the dns names changed to domcollect.com
F******g pisses me right off as when I renew the name I have to go in and change the dns back again. have asked fasthosts why but never get a reply.
In fact I'm going to ask them again now..................
Wow what a story, burn DomCollect burn!
Just checking - they don't own the company that bought Moniker do they?
Glad to see someone do something about 1 and 1. When I had problems with them I googled phrases like "1 and 1 sucks" and wow did I find results, I can't believe they are still in business. Maybe they hit each person for an amount they are willing to lose and so no one really takes action?
I did get them to refund a wrong charge but it was a real effort, they keep fobbing you off and sending you to the wrong place.
It might be interesting if you did a page listing - and linking to - all those sites and blogs discussing probs with 1 and 1 - I found some people that I tried to warn about 1 and 1 were very sceptical, they need to see what a big problem it is.
Separate names with a comma.