My Domain is Being Sold! What Can I Do?
Last Update: Oct 18, 2016
I’ve had a wrangle with Hostgator about the renewal of my abundantgarden domain name’s registration. There’s been a series of emails back and forth then finally one from Hostgator saying they had successfully renewed it. I had paid for the renewal several weeks before the registration was due to expire.
Today I received an email from someone called Jim Hovarth representing World Name Domains asking me if I was interested in buying my domain.
I contacted Hostgator. Then I did a Google search to see if the World Name Domains existed. It did but some entries suggested it was involved in scams. I checked pcnames.com, which gave me the answer I dreaded. My domain was available for purchase!
What can I do now? I’m unlikely to get a reply from Hostgator until tomorrow. What if someone buys the name in the meantime? I have several years’ work on that site. I won’t write what I think of Hostgator because it’s not the sort of language that’s used on WA (and Hostgator might pursue me with a libel suit).
I know this problem is outside the normal WA range but does anyone have any idea of what else I can do? I desperately need help! I don’t live in USA, which makes this more difficult for me.
Please help if you can.