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Lost my domain

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by kakyuu, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. kakyuu

    kakyuu Registered

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    Hello

    I had a website through a hosting company that used cpanel. This company has since disappeared off the net and took my domain with it. When I would log in, it would take me to the cpanel main. My question is can I access this page through cpanel at all? Im hoping what I uploaded is still there on cpanel. Any help?

    Thanks
    Kakyuu
     
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    cPanel is a piece of software that your host would have been running on the server on which your account was hosted.

    If the server is no longer, your data will have unfortunately gone with it.
     
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    WestBend Well-Known Member

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    Did you own the domain or were you renting it from the provider?
    If you owned it.. bought it through a registrar then you should have a login and password for their system and can at least point your domain at a new host.

    Your data is gone unless you had a backup on your own pc.
     
  4. Spiral

    Spiral BANNED

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    Send me a private message with your domain name and I will be glad to see
    what I can find out for you ..... who owns the domain, the host, etc.
     
  5. kakyuu

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    I owned the domain but not through my hosting company
     
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    anup123 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen quite a few cases of such issues. What happens is that a "Reseller" type of a guy books the domain, hosts the client and never gives domain control to the dowmain owner. When they disappear after selling those 2$/Mo accounts everything goes with the non traceable reseller. It is unfortunate but it happens quite often

    Anup
     
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    Spiral BANNED

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    It's even worse that that .....

    Interserver (http://www.interserver.net) is the physical server provider.

    A hosting company purchased a dedicated server from Interserver
    but that is not who sold kakyuu their hosting account or domain.

    That company split up the server they rented from Interserver and
    sold off the space as reseller accounts.

    One of their resellers under them resold the space to another reseller
    who in turn sold the hosting space to kakyuu.

    The sub-reseller is GONE

    The reseller is GONE

    The server renter is GONE

    The server owner (Interserver) is still around but is so far up the
    food chain it is extremely doubtful they could do anything to help.

    To make matters worse, the sub-reseller who sold kakyuu the web hosting
    space registered the domain used on that account in their own name
    which means that technically, kakyuu has absolutely no legal rights
    to the domain whatsoever and was just simply licensed "use" of
    the domain by the legal registered owner.

    Kakyuu, I sent you much more detailed information regarding this
    via private message. I wish I had better news for you but I guess it's
    one of those things that could be turned into a learning opportunity so
    you don't get screwed over again in the future by anyone else.

    Some good news though is only the ".COM" on your domain has been taken.
    You can still get the .NET, .INFO, .US, .ORG, or .BIZ address for your name.
     
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    anup123 Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's what my gues was. These single cell phone resellers/subresellers/sub-subresellers they do this ... they never hand over the domain admin rights to the rightful domain owner. I have a client who lost his domain (though the reseller still exists but he refused to change the NS when the client wanted to shift hosting). These type of resellers should be whipped hard.

    Anup
     
  9. kakyuu

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    spiral=thanks for helping me out, yeah the .com was what I had bought in the first place

    gosh darn it, oh well, I learned from this experience
     
  10. Lyttek

    Lyttek Well-Known Member

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    It may be worth presenting your case to the registrar. They'll require tons of documentation, but you may be able to get your domain placed into your name.

    Long shot, but...
     
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