Can you help me with a registrar called MetaPredict
Dear Sir/Madam I have a very small web design company. A lady who was hoping to set up a very small side business selling Jewellery asked us to register a domain for her called www.zestjewelleryireland.com <http://www.zestjewelleryireland.com/> We did a search and informed her that the domain was available. Unfortunately we did not register it immediately. Very shortly afterwards we noticed that it was taken or stolen by a company called MetaPredict using what appears to amount to very illicit and unethical means. Apparently they have the ability to find out what domains people are searching for. Then they can jump in and register the domain quickly before the person who was searching for the domain registers it. See Blog for other people who have been affected http://pocketseo.com/domains/7 <http://pocketseo.com/domains/7> Unfortunately in our case we had told our client that we would register it immediately and on the strength of that our client put the URL on the Brochures and Business cards and distributed these to all their clients. Now the situation is if our clients end client's type the URL into a web browser a search engine type website comes up which contains everything got to do with Jewellery including the website of the people further up the food-chain where our client buys her Jewellery for resale. This enables her clients to buy pass her and buy the Jewellery directly at better prices. This is creating a situation where our client claims that they will be put out of business within weeks and are looking at taking legal recourse against ourselves. What can be done to try to get MetaPredect to release this domain? We would prefer to not contact them directly yet as they would appear top be a dubious business. Thank you for any advice and help. Kevin. Phone: (+353) 43 40444 Fax: (+353) 43 40445 E-Mail: Kevin.Hourican@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Address: 38 Ballymahon Street, Longford, Ireland. WEB: www.Information-Providers.com <http://www.Information-Providers.com> ------------------------ END ------------------------ For all your I/T needs: I/T OutSourcing & Contract Staff - I/T Systems Support - Networking & Systems Installations - I/T Consulting - Technical Project Management - I/T Security Audits & Intrusion Prevention - Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Solutions - Enterprise Backup & Off Site Data Storage - Specialist Training - Email Services - SMS Text Messaging Services - DNS Services & Domain Registrations - Web Hosting & Web Sites - PC's, Peripherals & Software Application Sales - Computer Equipment & Room Rentals. Email Confidentiality Policy: Privileged, confidential and/or copyright information may be contained here in, that is intended for the addressee. If you are not the intended addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose or otherwise use it, or any part of it, in any way whatsoever. To do so is prohibited and unlawful. If you receive this e-mail by mistake please advise the sender immediately. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Information Providers unless otherwise specifically stated.