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Carsforsale Withholding Domains

amirxl

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Oct 28, 2014
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I'm trying to set up a new site for a small dealership, whose current site is hosted by Carsforsale.

The domain name belongs to them. When we requested we have them transfer ownership (or even point to our servers), they told us it has to "go through a quarterly review process then into final consideration" before they transfer the domain. It's a <dealername> domain, not an EMD.

Does anyone have experience in dealing with these guys?
 

craigh

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May 19, 2011
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Never dealt with those guys, but domain ownership almost always falls to the company that owns the company name.
ie: ABC Inc sues Domain Holdings LLC to get ownership of ABCinc.com and wins

Without pursuing something like that I have no idea though.
 

JessicaRuth

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Nov 4, 2012
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I've heard of this happening before with them. Or, they create several domains for the dealership. Very sketchy and odd.