When your domain name is either stolen, or registered by a domain squatter, you need to first try to contact to current owner to give them a chance to relinquish the domain name without any further trouble. If that fails, we recommend that you contact an attorney that is specialized in trademark and domain squatting related topics. If you don’t have an attorney, and don’t know who to turn to, we recommend you contact Adam Lindquist Scoville, at Faegre & Benson LLP. Adam can be reached at +1-303-607-3667 or by email.
A lot of domain squatters do not know about recent changes in the law that Saul Ewing points out: Congress Authorizes Eviction of Domain Name Squatters Additionally, the trademark owner may recover compensatory damages, the costs of pursuing the action and attorneys’ fees. The Anticybersquatting Act further provides that a victim of cybersquatting can opt for statutory damages, rather than compensatory damages, which range from $1,000 to $100,000 per domain name, without any specific proof of economic injury.
The contact information on file with the registry is a legal document that only the true owner for the domain can modify. If any of it becomes obsolete, the owner needs to update it. Unfortunately, when it is the email address that becomes out of date, and there is no username and password available to access the account at the registry, the process is manual. Here is what to do:
- Go to your registry’s website, e.g. NetworkSolutions
- Retrieve your user id
- Obtain your password by calling or faxing to the registry
- With the username and password information, log in a modify the outdated info
If at any point you have a problem, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Unless you specifically registered your domain with Domain Registry of America this letter is a sales/marketing letter to try and gain your business. You may ignore this letter. NewPush will alert you when your domain is ready for renewal. Domain registration is public information and many companies use the records to build sales lists.
A domain name is used as an easy way to locate you and your business on the Internet. Typically a domain name will look something like this: my-business.com.
Yes, as long as your account is in good standing, we make sure that we renew your domain names. Here is how it works:
- 30 to 90 days before expiration, we bill your account for the renewal fee
- once your account is billed, we renew your domain
- you pay your bill as usual
To access your domain management tools, please visit the NewPush Customer Portal Tools.