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My website seems to have a squatter was created by Frank Ryan

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What the hell!?
How can I sort this out!?
I've emailed Hosting365 but they dont answer!
They used to have 24/7 support - not anymore as far as i can see.
Any help appreciated!

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Replied by Keenan on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Looks like a holding page for an expired domain.
Could your domain reg have lapsed?
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

It should have.
I paid for 2 years (last year) and had it on auto pay for a further 3.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Your domain has expired Frank.

From the whois information for it:

Expiration date: 10 Jul 2008 17:13:10

The DNS is now pointing at at holding page rather than at your hosting. A quick check of the IP address it's pointing to shows that it's nolonger pointing at a register365 server.

BTW, Hosting365 have nothing to do with this. It's Register365 that your domain is registered with. Hosting365 and Register365 used to be the one company but they split a few weeks ago. You should have gotten an email about it.

They do have phone support but not 24 hours, which is in fact not a change. I'd give them a ring now to get it sorted out.

Good luck!

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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Frank,

There seems to be a spate of this going on at the moment. Check out Metcheck it looks like its also been ripped off:

www.metcheck.com
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Thanks Bart.
I just figured it out.
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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Frank, get on to them pronto. Whois says you still own it, but should you leave it too long, domain hijackers will buy it as soon as it comes available. From my memory you get about a months grace before they release the domain for sale. However, and I don't want to scare you, but a few years ago, i let a domain expire , the registrar wanted big money to re-activate. Something like 200quid if I remember right.

BTW guys, I know metcheck are doing a big server upgrade this weekend, i'd say thats why its currently pointing at a holding page. In fact I just checked and metcheck.com doesn't expire until 2017! So it is just down to their upgrade.
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Frank,

I would like to echo Dave's comments as well. There are people who specifically pursue such expirations so that they can blackmail you later when you want to reactivate your domain.

We in Greece are fortunate in that we can renew for two years and, as such, the problem of expired domains is not as frequent (assuming one lets it get to that stage).
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: My website seems to have a squatter

Thanks for the advice lads.
Turns out I used an old email address when I bought the domain so
the warnings that it was about to expire did not reach me.
Looks like Register 365 have locked the domain so I will renew it on Monday.
I encountered a similar problem last year updating the clubs site except
it was the host that wanted to charge a full years fee just so I could transfer it.
Needless to say we just changed the domain name.
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