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getting domain name back

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i have a question regarding a domain name registration one of our client used our brand domain name now they are no longer our customer what is the procedure to get that domain back as the name is our legal trademark what kind of body do i contact to in this regard
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mattibutt
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samipkCommented:
do they have the accounts that you used to register the domain with or you???if it is with you then you can simply change the DNS address of the domain to point to your servers and they will not have the domain to themselves
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
they have directly register the domain
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

If you can't negotiate a transfer with the current owner (if they're unwilling) your only recourse is legal action. You would need to contact a lawyer to follow that one up.

Chris
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
can i not do through any specific body i am in europe
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

By far the best option here is to speak to them and try and arrange a transfer of ownership, even if you have to pay them a nominal amount of money for the domain.

Disputing ownership depends which top level domain it's in. If it's any of the list here then it goes through ICANN:

http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/accredited-list.html

And you would refer to this as your starting point to dispute ownership:

http://www.icann.org/en/dndr/udrp/approved-providers.htm

You must prove (to a court) that the domain is being used in bad faith according to this:

http://www.icann.org/en/dndr/udrp/policy.htm

If all they're doing is sitting on it then it's quite possible that there's little you can do. It is something you should discuss with a lawyer if there's doubt and you think you have a case.

Chris
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
hi Chris
i have gone on the 2nd link i dont see the .eu as top level domain
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
thanks guys
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