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    Domain helt hostage, need legal advice after the fact

    Recently my domain was held hostage. I am the registrant, and I was the technical contact. The Administrative contact removed me as technical contact and pointed my domain to an "under construction" page.

    This was done because we owe him $200 from working on a completely different site. He gave us 30 days to pay up, but shut us down before the 30 days was up.

    I've gotten the domain back now, we paid him and he switched the DNS back, then I faxed Network Solutions to get control back.

    Now that I have control of the domain all to myself, I need to know what legal recourse I have, both civil and criminal. In the 2 days I was down I lost at least $10,000 in revenue.

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    Re: Domain helt hostage, need legal advice after the fact

    Originally posted by alltribes
    In the 2 days I was down I lost at least $10,000 in revenue.
    For revenue loss in that scale, I would no doubt spend a couple of thousand and hire a lawyer to render some preliminary but professional advice.
    Co-Founder @HostHideout. Profoundly influenced by #Bauhaus, @Nameslave unrepentantly embraces #Minimalism with a bias for functionality, color theory and pixel precision: a #multimedia messenger in the McLuhan sense. His totally irrelevant M.Ed. dissertation examines Organizational Culture and Change Management. He also likes Patrik Ervell, Wong Kar-wai and IKEA.

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    That's a given, I just wanted some preliminary information I can bring to the lawyer. ICANN rules, etc.

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    Hire a lawyer who already knows the above, you don't want to be paying him for his research time.

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    Yes, most larger law firms have their own specialists in Internet related areas.
    Co-Founder @HostHideout. Profoundly influenced by #Bauhaus, @Nameslave unrepentantly embraces #Minimalism with a bias for functionality, color theory and pixel precision: a #multimedia messenger in the McLuhan sense. His totally irrelevant M.Ed. dissertation examines Organizational Culture and Change Management. He also likes Patrik Ervell, Wong Kar-wai and IKEA.

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