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From the data that you mention about the website, I dont think that he shall be monitoring the email inbox either. So the chances of the owner replying to your emails are negligent. All the domain name registrars have the auto renew facility for the domain names turned ON by default. Its not the case with 1&1 alone. I suggest you wait until the domain ...
You just need to go for Domain Name Privacy. Though it should be offered for free, most registrars charge an annual fee of about $10 per domain for domain name privacy. Once you have the privacy setup, your details shall not be visible in the Whois searches.
You'll need to talk to Joker, or "CSL Computer Service Langenbach" (thats the company listed in the Whois as the registrar). It could be that the domain was simply registered under a different account that you don't have access to. The nameserver provider basically just "points" your domain to the proper IP addresses.
I have had the same issue a few months back. The name servers took over a week but the contact info took way longer for them to change (2 months for sure)
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