This is really a very bad experience:
I got a deal with a guy and he wanted to purchase my website, including the domain name.
So, he sent the payment through a Verified PayPal account. Since it is Verified, I thought it could be no problem to start the domain ownership transfer.
And I asked him for the domain registrant information, such as first name, last name, street address, state, postcode, etc. The information he sent me did match the Verified PayPal account, it is a USA resident.
Then I spent 5 minutes to complete the domain transfer through Godaddy. Suddenly I got a call from PayPal said that the payment is considered fraud. I contact the domain buyer, he promise to contact PayPal to solve the problem, he also asked me to send him the FTP and website data to him as soon as possible. I felt something wierd, so I didn't send him the website information.
It's been 24 hours, and I called PayPal a few times, they still not able to confirm whether the payment fraud or not, still waiting for the buyer's response.
I contact the buyer, never response. Then I checked the new domain owner information through whois, damn, it shows the new registrant is in Romania.
Now I'm pretty sure that my domain was stolen,
So what should I do? Anybody encounter similar experience?
I did receive an email from Godaddy after I completed the domain transfer:
But when I contact Godaddy, they said that the only way I can do is to contact the buyer to get my domain back?
Anybody help please!
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 9:19 pm (utc) on Sep. 20, 2007]
[edit reason] sorry absolutly no email quotes on WebmasterWorld... see tos. [/edit]