A friend of mine recently learned that a few domains are registered in his name. Under the registration info it lists his name and his email address but different street address. Now, there are several domains registered and there is a somewhat successful website and business tied to these domains. He has never worked for or been affiliated with this company in any way. He has full control with the registrar because the account info was sent to his email.
Now, what would you do in this situation? Do you contact the company and give them thier domains back? Or do you sell them back? It's not like he wants to extort these people but technically he does own these domains right? Are there any consequences to changing the street address?
I would contact them to see what has happened. Make sure they are "real" and not stolen etc... I would not steal them cause your friend did not buy them, what goes around for sure comes around Just inform them and see what they want to do. They can easily get the names back if you did steal them.
Its not that he stole the domain names. His name is the same as the guy who runs the company. They also live in the same city. What I think has happened is that at one point they used the same ISP and now my buddy has the guy's old email address.
I really don't think it is a dispute, they bought the name and now your firend has their email address..... Sex.com was a huge case, please correct me if I am wrong..... just got settled a few weeks/months ago it was based on stealing a the name... again please correct me if I am wrong
It gets even more scary. She lived in the suburb next to mine.
Regarding your friends problem.
The issue does not seem to be that the other guy is trying to fake the info.
1. The other guy is entitled to register things in his own name.
2. The other guy should update the email details.
Surely your friend could send the other guy an email or letter - it might just sort it out. The other guy might not realise the situation