"question on domain aquatters" Topic
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|jgawne||16 Feb 2007 10:52 a.m. PST|
I ask the great hive mind of tMP
The student newspaper at the college I work at (Babson Free Press) lost the domain name Babsonfreepress.com) during a change over of editorial staff when the new staff forgot to renew it.
The current owner is squatting- hosting nothing but google ads, etc. They have asked if he would sell it and he demanded an unreasoable sum.
I understand that they can petition the Internic, or whomever to recover the name- but wonder how they go about doing this and if it is worthwhile to try.
Any advice? I am just trying to help these kids out.
|jgawne||16 Feb 2007 12:10 p.m. PST|
that is of course, squatters. I am not trying to coina new word.
| mmitchell ||16 Feb 2007 12:32 p.m. PST|
PM Bill and he can fix the typo in the subjectline/header.
The VERY first thing I would do is contact the college administrators and ask them to have the head of the IT department or the College Lawyer contact these people. It's amazing what a little high-level pressure can do.
| BrigadeGames ||16 Feb 2007 12:59 p.m. PST|
Yes petition Internic. You should have no problem getting the domain back since they already had it.
|Old Digger ||16 Feb 2007 3:05 p.m. PST|
If all else fails, I've had great success shouting insults with an outrageous french accent.