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jgawne Inactive Member16 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 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 Inactive Member16 Feb 2007 12:10 p.m. PST

that is of course, squatters. I am not trying to coina new word.

Personal logo mmitchell Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member16 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.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP16 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 Inactive Member16 Feb 2007 3:05 p.m. PST

If all else fails, I've had great success shouting insults with an outrageous french accent.

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