My Domain Expired and Another Company is Using It!

Jul 9, 2008 • 9:35 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Search Topics

A High Rankings Forums member accidentally let his domain expire, and some company snatched it. The company stole all of the old content. Is there anything he can do besides tell them to take it down?

Well, in this case, yes. Since the new company is using the old content, it is likely to be a DMCA violation since the forum member likely holds all copyrights to the content that is currently being used by the unrelated party. The recourse here would be to hire an attorney and have them demand takedown.

But on the other note, this may just be a grace period if the hosting and registrar are the same. So before one goes to the extremes, it's best to check with the hosting provider and registrar to make sure of ownership.

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forum.

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