Hello @Netbeggar, I'm sorry to hear about the issue with the domain name. According to the Whois the domain is still registered through GoDaddy. If the domain was moved from your account without your authorization, you would need to send an email to Undo@GoDaddy.com. They'll review the situation and let you know what your options are. Thanks.
Thank you for your reply. I have contacted firstname.lastname@example.org many times. but just got the following replies: 1. Our records indicate that even though the domain name is no longer in your account, there has NOT been a change of registrant. We recommend submitting the Change form at changeupdate.com. 2. We are unable to provide any further advice or guidance on this matter. Please consult your personal legal counsel for assistance. According to the option 1, I submited a change form,but email@example.com reply me; "we can only make this change after verifying the consent of the registrant – and unfortunately, the registrant’s consent was not provided in this case. " or "If the registrant doesn’t respond or is unwilling to assist you, any further dispute will need to be sent to the registrant through an ICANN-approved arbitration provider at http://www.icann.org/dndr/udrp/approved-providers.htm, or the court system." NOW,the whois information is incorrect,except Email address. so what can i do?
It looks like you've already been presented with the best options to proceed from both our Undo and Change teams who have already investigated into the claim. Unfortunately, there's very little we can do here on an open discussion forum as we have limited resources to review the matter.
The domain registration has:
Registrant Name: my boy Registrant Organization: Registrant Street: beijing Registrant City: fengtai Registrant State/Province: Registrant Postal Code: 065007 Registrant Country: CN Registrant Phone: +86.1234567890 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is that you? Note that none of that is useful for validating the owner except the email address. Did you get a message at that address? If that is the information you provided then you should have paid for the privacy feature to keep your contact information private.
GoDaddy stole mine also!
It appears by reading reviews GoDaddy has become ruthless in their business practices. It seemed that within minutes of my domain name expiring, "someone" new owns my name I have had with GoDaddy for around 14 years. Now this "new" owner wants $2800 for me to keep my name.
Why would this business do this, or better yet allow this? I still have hosting time, I still have this business, and I have a big mouth! I am a mechanical kind of guy and explained this to tech support. I didn't understand why my site was costing so much now. The tech looked at my account and price went up more! The crazy part was the checkout page had items on it that did not add up to the total. Again, I am not a web guy, I can fix cars, elevators, electrical things, but GoDaddy needs to fix this. ASAP!!
I had forgot to renew my domain at one point and it was purchased by someone else who then wanted to sell it for $280.00 which is fair enough, I slipped so whatever.
I wasn't sure if I even needed a website so I let it go for a couple years, it's not a common name at all so no one would want it. The website was widmeyerconstruction.com, my friend was starting her marketing firm and she wanted to help small businesses like mine by putting them on social media and building websites, she called godaddy at about 11pm so inquire about the price and I was about to just pay the $280.00 then thought I would sleep on it. When I woke up and looked up the domain on godaddy it jumped from $280.00 to $2,800.00 so we called them and they said they knew nothing about it, if you don't have a screenshot then too bad. Godaddy is shady. We said we'll pay the $280.00 now or you can have the $2,800.00 never. We ended up just using a different service and I put a dash between the words but do not trust this company.
@Adamwto be honest I don't understand how GoDaddy can be blamed. It is like the cliché "Don't kill the messenger". There is plenty of possible things to accuse GoDaddy of and I don't think it is good to blindly accuse anyone. The important thing is that the domain name business can be disgusting.