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Registrar no longer exists?

Msg#: 4442365 posted 10:44 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi, not sure if this is the right forum for this but here goes.

According to my records I registered a domain with a registrar hostordomain.com a while back. I've got a user name and password.

However when I browse to the url I get a default IIS web page as if the site/registrar no longer exists.

Searching on Google didn't pick anything up. Anyone know what happened to this registrar?

Cheers John



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Msg#: 4442365 posted 11:01 am on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

From the whois history, it looks like it was registered to a Tim Phelan via Godaddy. It apparently was dropped and was reregistered by an Australian operation that resells domains. It is possible that the original owner was a reseller of Godaddy so it might be possible to verify which registrar you should contact by checking the whois for your domain.



Msg#: 4442365 posted 12:55 pm on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi jmcc,

All sorted now, the whois data for my site points to a new registrar and it all seems OK there.

Thanks for your help - I never thought of checking the whois data for the registrar domain.

Cheers JB


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Msg#: 4442365 posted 2:22 pm on Apr 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

I never thought of checking the whois data for the registrar domain.

I'm reminded of the times when I found my "lost keys" in the pocket of the jacket I was wearing.

Sometimes the answers are nearer than we think. ;)

Nice assist, jmcc.

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