Help! I Think One Of My Domain Names May Have Been Stolen

MAllie

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Quite by chance I happened on GoDaddy auctions and, to my amazement, saw one of my Register.com domains there, with 9 days left.

I immediately went to my Register.com account and discovered my password wasn't accepted.

I will contact GoDaddy and Register.com, but I'm wondering how this could have happened. I use different passwords for all sites - I happen to have a good memory. So this is the only one that can be affected.
 

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I can't find the link to edit my previous post, so have to do another one here.

I checked my Register.com account after changing my password, and the domain is still in my account there.

I rechecked that I wasn't making a mistake about the name in GoDaddy auctions, which I wasn't, and then got onto GoDaddy through their Dublin number. After a long and frustrating conversation with a nice but clueless guy - who kept telling me they didn't deal with Register.com names, then looked in my account and said the domain definitely wasn't there - I discovered that it was Afternic who put the domain in the auction there. And apparently in 2012, despite the fact that there are still 9 days left according to the auction note.

I asked that it be removed and was told I had to go to Afternic. However, I insisted a stop be put on it till I talked to them, which I hope to do shortly.

Has anyone experienced anything like this before?

I'll update later for anyone who's interested.
 

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Still can't see the edit link, so here it is, Theo: palmerstown.com
 

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Well, if someone buys it at an auction unauthorized by me, I suppose it might be.
 

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Is the domain in your registrar account, or is it not? I think that you need to update this thread to reflect that.
 

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Theo, in my second post I wrote:

I checked my Register.com account after changing my password, and the domain is still in my account there.

I guessed you missed it. :)

You will also note that, before I was able to check, my header says may have been stolen.
 

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I'm not claiming help any more, Theo, and certainly not from someone as grumpy as you. Who rattled your cage? You didn't have to respond, it was your own choice.

I hope tomorrow will be better for you. :)
 

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Right, so this is the story, which Pen/Paul has helped me put the ending to: because the domain is parked at Afternic and this is now under the same ownership as GoDaddy, it's in a GoDaddy make-offer auction rather than a live auction. It would have been nice if the GoDaddy rep had been able to tell me that.

To complicate matters, some time ago I got a warning from Register.com that my account was one of those targeted by someone with possibly malicious intent, hence my initial alarm.

I suppose many (if not most) of you out there knew about the Afternic/GoDaddy link already, so I'm sorry for troubling anyone irritated by my post.

But it's lovely to know that there is a caring Afternic guy on hand on the forum to help out in these matters. Thanks again, Paul. :)
 
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