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Alternative Future

 8:01 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)


I recently undertook a job for a friend to redo their clubs website. The start of a nightmare!
I asked for the username and password to gain access to the account, no one knew any of this information. I then asked for the current domain details i.e. registrar and host, guess what no one knew, fair enough I carried out a whois and found that it was hosted with Lycos. When doing this whois check the registrar came up with a .de name that does not seem to register .co.uk names. Does anyone know if you register your domain through Lycos that it comes up with another registrar in Denmark (de)?





 8:58 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't think this will help much, but .de represents Germany, not Denmark (Denmark would be .dk).

Were the ownership details omitted from a WHOIS look-up? If there was an email listed for the owners (the club), eg in the Admin or Billing info, that would be your starting point.

Alternative Future

 9:04 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi quiet_man,

Thanks some useful information provided there starting with the country Ooops on my part :)
No there was no email listed, only said The Club Committee with address.
I did a whois on Lycos.co.uk and noted that they are also listed under this registrar so this makes me think my point of contact should be lycos.



 9:14 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I recall seeing a couple of previous threads concerning Lycos as a tag holder for .UK domains; in both cases, attempts to update or transfer the domains in question were very drawn out.

I'd be tempted to apply, via Nominet directly, to have the IPS tag for the domain changed to another provider of your choice. It's not the ideal for every scenario, but in this case, it could save a lot of heartache; it'll cost about 15.00 though.


Alternative Future

 10:13 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks ritch_b,

I shall have a look for that posts.



 4:05 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have you tried contacting Lycos to discuss this issue with them?


 1:05 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

apply, via Nominet directly, to have the IPS tag for the domain changed

Yes only 15 and that delightfully awkward Hosting company that wants to charge you 100 to renew is long gone....

Provided you have an aco#*$! with another company, simply ask to tranmsfer to that IPSTAG through the Nominet automated system.

Problem solved.


 9:27 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I used the Nominet system to move a domain away from <snip><an unloved company> today - it was a joy!

[edited by: Webwork at 9:32 pm (utc) on Sep. 2, 2005]
[edit reason] Per Charter please avoid refering to specific companies [/edit]


 9:30 pm on Sep 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ummmm . . . can we keep it registrar/host-anonymous when it comes to moving domains away from anonymous registrars that are unlovable and unloved, please? Thank-you.

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