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Someone Stole My Domain Name. What Can I Do?

 Someone Stole My Domain

Posted on January 4, 2017
Author: Katie Bruhl Zraik
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Have you ever let your domain name expire by mistake and then someone snatched it up before you could renew it? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Here are some ways you can go about getting your domain name back and avoiding this situation in the future.

Check to see if your domain is in a “redemption period” :

Call your domain provider. Your domain could still be in a “redemption period”. This means that your domain provider still has your domain name and they are willing to give it back to you for a small fee. GoDaddy charges an $80 recovery fee. This “redemption period” only lasts for 1-2 months so if your domain name just expired, give the company you bought it from a call. They may be able to help you.

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