jmccormac - 10:40 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0) For now, the only thing you can really change is the nameservers of each domain. If you are lucky, you can do that through the old hoster's control panel. Regards...jmcc
Is that an estimate for all gTLDS or just .eu? I noticed over 107K dead .eu in a recent scan.
We are not going to name the UK Company thatís behind this mess but even they have said in a recorded conversation that there are as many as 20000 domains that are affected by their blunders.
It should be possible to change the nameservers. Transferring the domain to a new owner is not possible. The morons in EUrid launched their registry without that part of the software active. Apparently owner transfer will be available real soon. Until EUrid make this option available to registrars, the original owners are stuck with the owner whois data. And when it goes active, each new owner change costs the same as a new .eu registration.
what they have done is somehow managed to kill their hostname servers and their redundant back ups too if they ever had any to start with so what happens in practice is if you bought a domain from these jokers although it shows up in eurids whois ok you cant move the hostnames to ones hosting although it does show up in these jokers control panels but they DONT WORK!
That's a REGISTRAR transfer. I'm not sure if any .eu registrars are set up for that yet. The only aspect I've noticed changing with .eu domains (out of the 702K I've identified so far) is nameservers change. The registrars, in the random sample, all stayed the same.
Eurid then advised us to get a third party to transfer our domains but we have contacted them all and none of them can do this service yet.
The .coms should, theoretically, be easier to transfer from the problem hoster. You can initiate a transfer on .com domains from the new hoster and as long as the domains are not in REGISTRAR-LOCK on the old hoster, they can be easily transferred. If they are locked, then you will have to remove the locks in the control panel on the old/losing hoster.
we have 19 domains in the same state including .coms as well which means many we read this and thereís where the fun starts to dawn?
For now, the only thing you can really change is the nameservers of each domain. If you are lucky, you can do that through the old hoster's control panel.