As most of you probably know, Dot5Hosting is having major problems lately. I need to relocate my site, but there's a slight problem - I have an issue with my domain name and I'm really hoping someone here can help me out.
When I signed up with Dot5, I also registered my domain through them as well. Which means that the information associated with the domain is Dot5, or more specifically, the contact is [email protected]
I'm assuming this e-mail isn't working (dot5hosting emails are bounced back with errors), which creates a problem because I want to transfer my name to GoDaddy (I'm trying to get out while I can), but in order to transfer they need the "go-ahead" from the domain contact, which is Chris' email.
So what can I do in a situation like this?
Here's what GoDaddy wants:
"To complete your recently requested transfer we must receive approval of the administrative contact currently associated with the domain name(s).
We have determined that the email address of the current administrative contact is as listed below and a request for approval has been sent to that address. If you believe the email address below is not correct, you must visit your current registrar and have it updated. Click here for a complete listing of registrars.
I am not listed anywhere in the whois. My host - Dot5Hosting - took care of that when I signed up with them. I could easily prove that I own the site, and thus the domain name. Is that an option if I talk to the right person?
What happens when the company who registered your domain name "goes under" and cannot be contacted?
There has to be some sort of process for situations like this...