A client's website is registered on a domain which has a protected whois. The website and domains were setup via a third party company which went under years ago but we are unsure if the company was bought over or what. Despite the fact this happened years ago, the domain is still registered and still points to my clients website. It looks like the domain and whois protection gets renewed every year. Initial registration was nearly 10 years ago.

I don't care for the website, but how do I go about claiming the clients domain on their behalf? Transfer is of course prohibited. Is it worth contacting the registrar to try and get the details of who has the domain details or would I have more luck using google to track down what company bought the original company and contact them directly?

  • what is the TLD?
    – Steve
    Oct 22, 2018 at 4:04
  • the TLD is .com
    – myol
    Oct 22, 2018 at 4:07
  • Can you elaborate on what exactly you want to do, it isn't clear. You seem to know who the registrar is, you should be able to log in and check the registrant contact information and edit it if needed.
    – Steve
    Oct 22, 2018 at 4:10
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    2) Have your client contact the registrar themselves to work with them on verifying the ownership of the domain. You won't be able to help them with that however. See: Recovering domain name from a person I can't find
    – dan
    Oct 22, 2018 at 4:33
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    ahh...yes...you can't contact the registrar @myol, needs to be your client.
    – Steve
    Oct 22, 2018 at 4:39


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