Sadly, it’s easy to get burnt on the web. Unethical web designers promise you the world for a bargain basement price. You hand over your domain name and before you know it you’re being held to ransom.
Your blackmailer controls your domain and your website. Your business’s reputation is in their hands. You feel powerless to escape them.
Luckily, there’s a lot we can do. On your behalf, we will:
- Follow a set of procedures to recover your domain.
- Change passwords and permissions, wherever possible, to lock out the aggressor.
- If you choose, transfer your website into secured WordPress hosting on Webhive’s server.
Phone us on 1300 932 448 or email us to discuss your situation.
Recovering a Stolen Domain Name
A note about recovering a stolen domain name:
- When recovering a stolen domain name, it’s easier if you have access to the domain account or domain registrant email address. If not, there are other steps we can take to regain control of your domain name.
Notes about expired domains:
- After a domain has expired there’s usually a grace period. You have about 30 days to re-register your domain with your current domain registrar. You can’t transfer your domain to a different registrar until your domain is active again.
- After the grace period has expired there’s usually a redemption period of around 30 days. You can re-register your domain by paying an extra fee to your current registrar, plus the renewal fee.
- After the redemption period has expired your domain is available for registration on a first-come-first-served basis. You will probably lose your domain to somebody else.
- Some domain providers allow you to pre-order domains that aren’t currently available. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get the domain. In my experience, this is a waste of money.
The moral of the story is…
- Keep control of your own domain name.
- Don’t let it expire unless you’re sure you no longer want it.