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    Competitor registered domain with our address

    One of our competitors registered a domain name very similar to ours and the Whois data shows our mailing address. The domain is registered with Namecheap. Does anyone have any advice on what we should do? We would like to obtain the domains if possible because it has been confusing to our customers.

    Thanks for your help.

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    is this a .info by chance? This may be a promotional name
    Domain Maven

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithedw
    One of our competitors registered a domain name very similar to ours and the Whois data shows our mailing address. The domain is registered with Namecheap. Does anyone have any advice on what we should do? We would like to obtain the domains if possible because it has been confusing to our customers.

    Thanks for your help.
    Contact the registrar and ask them to snail mail you the login info to manage that domain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaven
    is this a .info by chance? This may be a promotional name
    No. They are all .com. They were purchasing our products and reselling them for a while.

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    If they are using your whois information without your approval contact the actual registrar nc resellers for enon.com to see if they can place the name on hold pending resolution of the matter
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    Gee, if your name is on the Whois, it's YOUR domain.

    Send the registrar a transfer request on your company letterhead, and send your idiot competitor a thank you letter.

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    Is it possible that the domain registration is different than the whois info?

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    It would technically be illegal for a non related party to register a domain name using YOUR information.
    Domain Maven

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    There isn't much we can do about anything they are doing that is illegal since they are not in the US. Contacting the registrar is probably the best route to go.

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    We actually had this happen a few weeks ago! Small world. lol.

    We sent a letter, on our company letterhead, to the registrar and asked them to send the login username/password to the postal address on record for the domain. (They are obligated to do this, by the rules of being a registrar. You can request service by either email or snail mail, although some registrars might charge a fee for doing business via snail-mail, etc..)

    They sent the un/pw, and we got the domain.
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    I would be more concerned over how a domain name was registered with your info.
    Domain Maven

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