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oceanAddict

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Domain and site lost to squatters
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:16:17 PM »
My wife's uncle is a somewhat known artist and book illustrator lost his website to some Chinese cybersquatters. I wonder what would be a proper steps to try to secure or rather reclaim a website name.
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Re: Domain and site lost to squatters
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 09:52:42 PM »
You can follow this process, but really, it's just as effective to pick a different name and attach his website to it. No one cares about specific URLs anymore.

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Re: Domain and site lost to squatters
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 06:21:12 AM »
Yeah, honestly feel the same. Thank you
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Re: Domain and site lost to squatters
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 07:13:16 AM »
I agree with Bill, mostly.  If he can plant a hook in social media, the actual URL probably means little.  I never really cared enough to ask for five stars and all the modern concerns. I relied on search 'obviousness', product in the street and word-of-mouth to stay reasonably busy for lotsa years.

If you want to feel left-behind, watch a segment on VICE News, HBO, March 20th.  There's a group of young guys simply tearing it up peddling old clothes.   I couldn't find a link to the program, but here's one of the main guys, they make their own programming..



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