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I finally need to use it. I cant seem to login - checked the whois - it's somebody random in the UK. The page is just your regular spammy landing page variety. So I call the registrar and they tell me to "contact the whois", login using my account (which doesnt work) - they say "it works for us, it's your problem".
Has this ever happened to anyone? Any idea what's going on here?
[edited by: Webwork at 2:39 am (utc) on Jan. 27, 2006]
[edit reason] Charter [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]
Do you have any email(s) from the time you originated the account and registered the domain confirming that you are the actual/original registrant?
Have you attempted to contact the person in the WhoIs to make inquiries about their purported ownership? What did he/she say when you explained your plight? Did that person claim ownership?
If this is a fraud, as you state, have you contacted the available government offices charged with investigating crime/fraud?
First, you need to get your evidence of original ownership together. Then you need to establish that the "other person" either doesn't exist or has no interest in the domain. IF the other person is real and claims ownership then you need to bring in outside agencies, produce your proof of ownership and prosecute the fraud.
If he's really cooperative/honest you can have him authorize a transfer to you at another registrar.
[edited by: Webwork at 8:45 pm (utc) on Feb. 8, 2006]
[edit reason] We don't even go near such posting here, even in jest, okay? :o) [/edit]
We only feel the love back here in domain world. All other dubious posts are required to be posted in e-commerce, where my friend Lorax-The-Nasty moderates.
[edited by: Webwork at 8:47 pm (utc) on Feb. 8, 2006]
WW is about all love and respect all the time, even when I sometimes edit or delete a post here and there. (Why should I be the only one who has ever suffered that ignominy?)
You can, however, make fun of yourself. Only limit it to your own certain publicly acceptable peculiarities. At least out here in public. :)