Help with a domain dispute
Posted on 2013-01-02
Can someone tell me how I can regain control of a domain and website that has been hijacked by a rogue employee of the company which rightfully owns the domain?
The domain is registered through Google, and the website is also hosted by Google. The corporate email is also powered by Google Apps.
This rogue employee set up his own Google account, and used that account to register the corporate domain for his employer. Since that time, the employee has been terminated and he will not give back control of the domain, email or website to the employer.
I have done extensive searching through Google's support documentation, but all I can find is that Google does not get involved in ownership disputes.
I cannot believe that Google provides no recourse to companies or individuals who end up in this situation. Can anyone advise as to what action I can take? Most registrars and hosting companies have a dispute process where a company can regain control of an account that has been hijacked. I cannot figure out whether Google has a process for this.