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Old Oct 2, 04, 10:11 am
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I used to have a domain name parked and it expired. Now, it seems to be registered by this company Domain Contender LLC. Does anybody know what these guys do in terms of business...? The website doesnt seem to be active, I get a feeling these guys just parked it hoping that I would contact them to buy it and make a few bucks? Is this usual on the internet...?

I would kinda like to get the domain back.... should I just contact them upfront about buying it from them or is there a better way to go about this...?

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Old Oct 2, 04, 10:12 am
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The registrant information as per who.is is the following:

NOLDC, Inc
838 Camp Street
Apartment C
New Orleans, LA 70130
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504-523-0360
Fax:504-274-0360
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Old Oct 2, 04, 11:29 am
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I am getting an impression that Domain Contender is the registrar, not the domain owner. According to http://www.webhosting.info/registrar...NCONTENDER.COM , their are mid-size registrar with about 60,000 domains registered through them.

According to http://noldc.com/ , Noldc Inc is a domain alternative ID service, which means that the actual owner of the domain doesn't want his info to be shown in WHOIS and uses NOLDC instead.

Your best bet is to contact NOLDC, explain your case and see if they will put you in touch with the new owner of the domain.
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Old Oct 19, 04, 12:52 pm
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Did you get it?

Gaucho100K - I was wondering if you had any success dealing with noldc.com to get your domain - I'm wanting to recover a domain name from them right now as well, but their websites are so unprofessional and they really look like two guys in apartments cybersquatting who are just going to take my money, so I'm VERY hesitant to do business with them. Yet the link posted by yevlesh2 (thank you!) shows that they have over 75,000 domain names now and are increasing by an order of about 5,000 per week - so they MUST be sitting on some money..

I want to transfer the domain name out of their control to my godaddy.com account..
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Old Oct 21, 04, 8:15 pm
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I think I need to clarify. It looks to me that NOLDC is a proxy whois info service. Kind of like when you pay the post office to have a P.O Box so that you wouldn't have to give out your home address.

DomainContender is a small registrar, like, say, Network Solutions, but way smaller.
Both of them may be able to point you to the owner of the domain, but the two companies may not actually be the owners.
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Old Oct 21, 04, 8:50 pm
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Contacting them about a particular domain might give them justification to renew it next year or whenever it expires. If you must call/email, see how much pricing information you can get from them without mentioning a domain name. And, if you must include your domain name, pretend like you are checking up on several domain names (list about 10 or so), that way, they have no clue which one is of value to you. Pretend like you really don't care about it, maybe you're just scouting around for prices but let the person gain your interest with a reasonable price.
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Old Oct 22, 04, 7:53 am
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Unhappy Domain Contender

This has happened to my website address, too, and unfortunately it's one I've published, so I need to recapture it.

If I understand correctly, I have to contact the nabber and pay him/her to reacquire the address? But to do this aloofly (is that a word?) so they don't put a high levy on the addreess?

So the inquiry might say, "I am interested in purchasing one of the following domain names which you have registered. Please let me know how much you are asking for one of the following?" and list my address among others they have registered with them, or just a long list of possible addresses? If the former, how do I get a list of addresses they have registered?

Thanks. This is quite distressing. Who knew?
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Old Oct 22, 04, 8:36 am
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I don't know of an easy way to find out this information out, unless you can find a pattern a particular person uses in the names he registers.

On most registrars' websites, there is a WhoIs button. You put in a domain name and it tells you all kinds of information, including the registrar the owner used. If you're lucky, the registrar you're searching will only return information on sites registered through them. This makes the search a lot faster.

This will take a lot of time. If anybody else knows of a better method, fire away.
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Old Oct 22, 04, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Gaucho100K
The registrant information as per who.is is the following:

NOLDC, Inc
838 Camp Street
Apartment C
New Orleans, LA 70130
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504-523-0360
Fax:504-274-0360
If it's the domain I think it is, then they were after the first 4 letters of that domain name, do you REALLY need it back? Or can you come up with a different name?
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Old Oct 22, 04, 11:50 am
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For those of you who don't hate them (sorry, but I don't count myself in that category), Network Solutions will sell you a 100 year lease on your name. I think it's $1k.

I wish you good luck getting your name back! I fear you will need it.
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Old Oct 22, 04, 3:24 pm
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For those of you who don't hate them (sorry, but I don't count myself in that category), Network Solutions will sell you a 100 year lease on your name. I think it's $1k.
There are countless stories of the dishonest and self-serving things NSI/Verisign has done at the expense of its customers.
I wish you good luck getting your name back! I fear you will need it.
I concur.

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Old Oct 24, 04, 7:24 pm
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Originally Posted by ScottC
If it's the domain I think it is, then they were after the first 4 letters of that domain name, do you REALLY need it back? Or can you come up with a different name?
Hmmm.... maybe you are right - but if you are, Im not a happy camper. I guess I need to look into other options...
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Old Oct 24, 04, 7:33 pm
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Hmmm.... maybe you are right - but if you are, Im not a happy camper. I guess I need to look into other options...
A domain like that will usually get valued around $750, so unless you would be willing to pay that when/if it comes available then start thinking of a new domain.

If you need any help, you know where to find me.
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