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Re: [registrars] FYI - Legal Issue

Michael D. Palage wrote:
> Forwarded from a legal Listserv that I subscribe to.
> Can anyone help?
> I have been contacted by a client who registered a domain
> name via a top level registration company and found out
> that someone else had registered the very same domain
> name a week or so later. The registration company replied
> via email that an error had occurred with the websites
> operating system but the domain name in question was
> safe and no one else could take it, then they wrote back
> saying the name was in fact taken by the new guy.
> As a direct result my client was sacked from the website
> project thus leaving him out of pocket.

I can't imagine anyone proceeding and spending
a great deal of money without formal notification.
Additionally, many of the contracts that are being
used have some kind of 30 day out period anyway.
Seems very slip and fall to me.

Larry Erlich


> Can my client take legal action against the registration
> company to recover loss of earnings / damages?
> Who can recommend me a brilliant attorney who would
> take the case, on a no win no fee commission base situation.
> peterfiles@clara.net