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I accidentally let my domain name expire, and now someone else has registered it. Can you help me get it back?

Re-registering expired domain names is perfectly legal, and thousands of domain
names are “recycled” in this manner each day. If you did not intend to let your
domain name expire and would like to try to get it back, you have a few options:

1. Consider your legal options. If the domain name is non-generic (for
example, not a real word), you hold a matching trademark, and the new owner has no
legitimate interest in the domain, then you may be able to win the domain through a
legal challenge. If this sounds like the right option for you, we recommend
consulting a qualified trademark lawyer with experience in domain name disputes.

2. Explain the situation to the current owner. Sometimes all it takes is an
e-mail or phone call to the current owner to get your domain back. Be very polite,
explain the situation, and offer to reimburse the new owner for the transfer fees as
well as their expenses in acquiring the domain (note: these often involve the use
of expensive third-party services).

3. Hire a broker to acquire the domain name. If the new owner is reluctant to
give up the domain, your best option may be to negotiate the purchase of the
domain. Using a professional domain broker can help ensure that you get the best
possible price.

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Phone: 412-203-1996
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