I am starting a website and I found 2 domains that are really relevant. But unfortunately they are both registered, and both have problems.
The first one is expired on 20/5/2004, but all whois sources show it as registered, and the domain is actually active. It is forwarded to a dead page via mydomain.com. I believe that the owner has no more interest in it and didn't renew it. Why the hell is it still active? AFAIK domains in on hold status during redemption grace period can't be active, ie point to a website. How long do I need to wait to register it?
The second one is pointing to a parking page. It's nothing uncommon but the contact info is (I hope I can post these info here, they are public anyways):
Fraud Recovery ([email protected])
livingston, NJ 07039
Well, what does that mean? My guess is that some on registered it illegally, eg using stolen credit card. And the registrar give it to this party to help recovery of damage or something. Anyone can confirm this? Have you ever seen this contact info before? I will contact the above email, but I just want to make sure.