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milan oberoy

5:20 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I have registered a domain with PDR. They blocked the domain saying the domain was involved in selling medicines online (rogue pharmacy). Actually the domain is not selling anything. On entire site there are no buy, order or pay links. On entire site there is no way one can pay.

Domain is intended to compare prices of a medicine of different stores i.e. it is price comparison site.

Domain is still suspended. They have stopped responding as I asked for the refund. Their refund policy stats to 'refund within 30 days'. The domain has been suspended exactly after 30 days (registration date: 02/02/2010 suspension date: 03/02/2010)

My questions:

Does that domain really fall into rogue pharmacy category?

Are they obliged to refund?

is there anything i can do?

I know it is a trivial matter (just $8 for registration). But i really don't like the way they have left me hangout.

thank you

buckworks

5:39 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Using "PDR" in a domain that was used for anything even remotely connected to medicines would create confusion with an existing commercial enterprise.

Count yourself very, very lucky that having the domain suspended is all that happened. You could just as easily been served with a big fat punitive lawsuit by the legitimate trademark holder.

milan oberoy

5:56 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



buckworks@: I guess the issue has not been understood. I have registered a domain with PDR (PublicDomainRegistry). PDR is registrar. Registered domain does not contain the word 'PDR'.

They claimed that i was selling medicines which is completely wrong. Domain name itself suggests that it is comparison and not involved in selling anything. It is in no way a pharmacy, in fact, it compares the price of the store and links to that particular store.

buckworks

6:12 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Registered domain does not contain the word 'PDR'.


Sorry if I misunderstood the situation.

If your site offers price comparisons and links to stores, what is your plan for profiting from that? I presume you're not just doing all that work for fun and giggles.

milan oberoy

6:16 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



My plan is to increase site performance (SERP) and then take advertisements.

kaled

10:21 am on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



They blocked the domain saying the domain was involved in selling medicines online

If that's an exact quote, then they are correct. Whether they are correct to suspend the domain is another matter - that would depend on what their legal requirements might be in this regard.

If you are able to do so, transfer the domain - if not, and the registrar won't reply to emails, then your only alternative is to start again with a new domain name.

Kaled.
 

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