Hi, Someone has started a DRS for a domain I caught early this year, and there's one bit in the complaint that I'd like some clarification on, as it's to do with business. The complainant said he bought a company and the related domain (the one being DRS'd) in 2010, and that he employs a web company to look after the domain, and that they host that domain and other sites for him. Last week, he said that he emailed the web company looking after his domain to check that it was safe, and they replied to him with this: That's the business bit I don't get about the previous director, that's assuming the director mentioned was the director he bought the company and domain off 5 years ago, but why would a previous director who sold his business/domain have anything to do with the domain 5 years later in 2015? The complainant must have been renewing it for the years since he bought it, because it was due to expire in 2012 but was renewed, and I believe it was due to expire again in 2014, but was again renewed until expiring in 2015, so someone to do with the complainant had control of the domain at least until when they renewed it last year, so I'm not getting how he or the web company suddenly didn't have control of it when it expired. As far as I'm concerned, one of 2 things should have happened, firstly, he bought the the domain, it should be registered to him or the company he bought it with, and his registered email address with Nominet would be the one getting the renewal warning emails from Nominet and his registrar. Secondly, if he gave the web company looking after his domain permission to change the admin email to their email address, they should have been getting the renewal warnings, so I'm not seeing where this other stuff about the other director is coming in to the picture, or how they didn't get renewal warnings. I looked for any historical Who-Is for the domain, but could only find one listing from 5 years ago, which has the original registrants name on it before the complainant bought it off him. I can't find anything more recent with an updated Who-Is listing the last registrant who let it expire. Can Nominet supply me with details of the last registrants details at the time it dropped? These are the relevant details on the historical 2010 Who-Is: That clearly shows that it needed renewing in 2012, which is 2 years after he bought the domain, so he must have had control of it at that point, and again when it was renewed in 2014. If anyone wants to see the full text of the complaint with domain details omitted, feel free to send me a PM and let me know your thoughts. Cheers.  On reading the complaint again, he says he bought it in Jan 2010, yet the historical Who-Is shows the original registrants name still on the domain in May 2010, no idea why someone would spend mid £x,xxx on a business and a domain name and leave it in the sellers name for 4 months after it was bought.