Here are some ways you may be able to regain control.
- Call or visit the person who set your website up for you. The easiest solution is to simply talk to the person who helped you set your website up and ask them to help.
- Call your hosting company.
- Call your domain name registrar.
- Call your lawyer and pay him to help.
How do you claim ownership of a domain name?
How To Transfer Ownership Of A Domain Name
- Disable WHOIS/domain privacy.
- Ensure admin email is up-to-date.
- Unlock the domain.
- Get the transfer authorization code.
- Request a domain transfer.
- Approve transfer request email.
- Contact Hover.
- Obtain a one-time PIN.
Can you lose your domain?
When a domain is not renewed in time, it goes up for sale and anyone can purchase it. This means if you lose your domain, it could be held for ransom forcing you to pay the domain owner a lot of money to get it back. Domains that are valuable enough could be held for millions of dollars.
What do I do if my domain name is taken?
What to Do If the Domain Name You Want Is Taken
- Use . net, .
- Change the Name Slightly. A domain name is reported as not available only if the exact name is already taken.
- Buy the Name. Domain names are bought, sold and auctioned like any other property.
- Assert Your Rights If You Already Own the Trademark.
What happens when you transfer a domain?
When you transfer a domain name, you’re telling ICANN the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, that you want an alternative registrar to manage your domain. You may or may not decide to change your hosting provider at the same time.
What is proof of domain ownership?
If your domain is set as private, you may have to prove ownership of it to a third party such as a bank or other institution. You will need to provide proof of your registrant information.