Last time I posted here I was ranting and raving about the fact that I discovered some obscure website had our loooong domain name. I was not able to purchase it after the local website designer let it expire & someone else came in the “back door” and purchased it.
I am still royally pissed off that this stuff is legally allowed to occur…if it is legal!!! Our name is associated with a random page with Thai language on the side. I copied some of the Thai and translated it over a site online. It took me to a facebook page of some young man (assuming Thailand) with horrid photos of abused dogs, some skinned alive.
A couple of friends taught me about the “whois” links to find out who owns our domain name and the expiration date…...
- Wild West Domains LLC owned it
- Once domains expire it can take up to 90 days to be released by the Registry in order to be able to register the domain again. So you wouldn't be able to get it back right away.
- You can try and see if the current registrant will sell it to you,
- otherwise you can attempt to capture it with a backorder or wait until it is released a register it again.
I do believe I hit on something. Now what to do with this? (Maybe we should all backorder the domain name GoDaddy.com and make them pay big $$$ thru the auction process. ) Seriously though, I’m wondering if there is some agency out there that I should report this too. Nothing like wasting time on this when there is soooo much to do otherwise but this is just not right!
What do you think? Would love to see the comments here on the blog!!!