Originally Posted by Artashes
Questions 1: Where/how did you register your domain name in the first place?
Question 2: Eric, why did it take you 2 years to even notice it? Was the domain name not important to you? Certainly, from the way you tried to renew it, it was, so I am just really surprised you didn't ask for the domain to get pushed back to your own name after your came back home. If the bills were all paid, the company had no reason not to transfer the name back to you.
A1: I registered it with Tucows.com on a 2 year basis and renewed it as needed.
A2: It sounds unusual, I know. But the verbal agreement was for him to renew it for me for 2 years because I could not get internet access for several more weeks and my site was down (we sell on-line guide books so this was a big issue for me). It was another month before I could get internet access again to verify things were ok. The FAX authorization I sent him included a copy of my passport page (as he requested to verify I was the domain holder), I had no idea he could have changed the ownership. I did not authorize the change of ownership. Kevin told me to pay P4host with my CC and he would renew it on my behalf. So I didn't do a domain lookup, I had no reason to suspect foul play. When I started having my fill of problems with P4Host I looked at moving to a new host and found he had pw0nd my domain name. When I tried to fix the problem tucows contacted the owner (Kevin) who ignored them. Tucows politely told me it wasn't their problem since I no longer owned the domain.
Why would a guy running a low end hosting company want to control my personal domain name about sailing? But he did. He won't respond to any requests, I even offered to pay him for it and to make me an offer, but nothing. When I saw he went to the step of RENEWING again it was just too much for me. Now I'm speaking out about his fraudulent company because I can't afford to take legal action.
As background information you can see the whois
for yourself and his recent renewal. And see the "suspended site"
too. The name "sailsarana" comes from our boat name sarana. If you are curious you can see the site under the new name and host
. I've completely given up on the domain name now even though it has been referenced in several other sailing guide books...which go to the suspended page now.
Originally Posted by nigelb
People get irate and see red not instructions.
Actually this happened almost 2 years ago, so I'm over it. This was posted more a warning to others than a review. If would like a review I can write something using the template.