The domain was only registered in May of 2006 and expires on May 2008.
Chances are that the person who has it registered did it for a
specific reason, not domain squatting/redirecting. The reason I say
this is because while there is a redirect on the website, the person
did not put this up themselves because godaddy.com (a registrar
service) does that automatically unless a customer turns off that
option. It is therefore quite possible that the website is still under
development, and that the person has a specific purpose in mind.
Contacting the person through the WHOIS information is the best way to
get their attention. You mentioned that you tried to telephone and
email the person. The next step would be to send them a letter in the
mail with an offer for the domain. Here is the information for your
Cook, Benjamin firstname.lastname@example.org
1917 Universal Ave
San Bernardino, California 92407
If the person is not interested in selling, you do not have many
options left. Depending on what rights to the name you have, you might
be able to legally get the domain name. Your rights would have to be
national in scope and supercede the rights of the person who has
registered it. If you need more information on this, let me know and I
will research this avenue for you some more.
Alternatively, you can backorder the domain from godaddy.com at a rate
of $18.99. When/If the domain becomes available, you will would
automatically get to own it.
In the meantime, I would recommend that you purchase hanger-24.com.
You might also be interested in hanger24.info, hanger24.us,
hanger24.biz, hanger24.org. While it may be an inconvenience to not
own the .com name, it will not make or break your business. Best of
luck with your new business!
Please let me know if you require any clarification and I will do my
best to further assist you.
All the best,
Clarification of Answer by
27 Nov 2006 18:05 PST
I apologize for looking up the wrong domain.
The Whois information that comes up is:
Domain, Administrator email@example.com
30369 Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands B.W.I.
Have you had trouble with a disconnected phone number, bouncing email
address or returned mail? If so, please submit this form to report
invalid WHOIS data: https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/registrar/whois_report_invalid.asp?se=%2B&ci=4855&domain=HANGAR24.COM&app%5Fhdr=0&isc=&prog_id=godaddy
Unfortunately, the results from this would take a long time, if
anything is done at all. If the website is profitable in its current
form, the seller just might not be interested in selling it. I am
still curious as to what rights you may have for the name. If you had
legal rights to the name hangar24.com, there might be legal solution
for you. Otherwise, you are at the mercy of the person who is selling
the domain name.
If the contact information is incorrect, reporting it is the only way
that it might get updated.
All the best,