Webway robbery: You can lose your domain

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member hobkirk was aghast to learn from GoDaddy that a domain name he’d owned, paid for, and locked had been suddenly transferred to someone else.

Further, GoDaddy told him, the new registrar of the domain would not assist with the return of the domain name to hobkirk, and GoDaddy was merely a former registrar with no control over it. So hobkirk asked for help in the Web Design & Development forum. What to do next? Find out what fellow forum members think.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Hacking on Yahoo
Word Processing Change all fields to text in Word 2010?
Spreadsheets Help with if-then issue
Databases Concatenation problem
Microsoft Outlook Issue with importing .pst calendar file into Outlook 2007
Non-Outlook E-mail Windows Live Mail account creation
Other MS Apps OneNote 2010 images disappearing
General Windows Acronis, imaging, and partition questions
Windows 8 No longer able to back up registry using Regedit in Win8
Windows 7 External drive contents show C: drive contents
Windows Vista Windows Update fails: Unable to upgrade to IE 9
Windows XP Computer name problem
Windows Servers Server 2008: Where are users’ files stored?
Internet Explorer IE can’t connect
Third-Party Browsers Win7 machine, fully patched; only one of four browsers can connect
Networking Windows 7: Sharing wireless printer
Social Media Trouble posting to Google Groups
Software Development
Web Design & Development Help! Domain stolen while hosted at GoDaddy
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Infected files?
Maintenance Recover file deleted from NAS?
Hardware Hardware fault diagnosis
Graphics/Multimedia Ripping legal .wmv files

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.