domain sniping - for my own domain!

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by The Night Tripper, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Hi there
    I have a few domains registered, via a friend who does some web hosting etc. on the side. One of these is shortly to expire ... and my friend has gone AWOL!

    I got an automated renewal reminder from him and replied 'yes please' a few weeks ago. I've now received notice of the imminent expiry, but I can't raise him despite several attempts.

    Is there a way, as the registered 'owner', that I can ensure that I get to keep the domain name, and then sort out the rest of the details, either with my friend or someone elas,e therefater? It is registered to me, he is the agent.

    Thanks for any pointers
    The Night Tripper, Apr 22, 2013
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    jonnicoll11 Guest

    Hi David
    except that it is *his* automated system - he is the domain registrar (well, the agent thereof).

    jonnicoll11, Apr 22, 2013
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  3. The Night Tripper

    jonnicoll11 Guest

    panic over ... he has resurfaced.

    Intersting to explore what might happen if you agent goes titsup though ... in order to transfer the domain you need a tag, which you get rfrom your agent, who you can't contact ... I'll have to check this out further.

    jonnicoll11, Apr 23, 2013
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    newshound Guest

    Going through something similar at the moment, but with hosting rather
    than domain registration. Webfusion are being singularly useless.
    newshound, Apr 23, 2013
  5. On Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:15:12 -0700 (PDT)
    A similar thing happened to me once. Nominet (and presumably other TLD
    administrators) have a procedure for these situations, but there's a
    fee. It cost me something like £10.
    Tony Houghton, Apr 23, 2013
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