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Rules on domain theft (UK and .com) - advice please

Discussion in 'General Board' started by jhump, May 24, 2016.

  1. jhump Spain

    jhump Active Member

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    Hi,

    If a company is in administration, the assets of the company no longer belong to the shareholders or directors. The administrators have control over them until they are sold or liquidated.

    In this situation, if a former director or shareholder had access to the domain name accounts and transferred the names into his own name, it would be taking property that did not belong to them. The same as having a spare set of keys, going into a building that no longer belongs to them, and walking out with property that doesn't belong to them.

    In this scenario, does anyone know the fastest way (other than the obvious legal threat from the administrators and a voluntary hand back) to solve this?

    Both with nominet for .co.uk and also .com domains.

    Does anyone have any direct experience or advice?

    Thanks
     
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  3. accelerator United Kingdom

    accelerator Well-Known Member

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    Surely the first step would be a letter from the Administrators asking for the domains to be transferred back to the company, because they were effectively stolen without authorisation from the company. That shouldn't cost very much.

    Then on to the next steps ... which would be legal action and costly ...
     
  4. spiderspider

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    It would be down the administrators to sort, if they are a company that see's domains as an asset.

    They are the only ones who now have control over the company, and can do anything about it.
     

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