[ale] Acquiring a registered but unused domain name?
fassl.tod at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 12:20:18 EST 2020
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I haven't gotten anywhere with
this and I think I am just going to give up.
On 3/2/20 3:24 PM, Steve Litt via Ale wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:12:53 -0600
> Todor Fassl via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> I am part of a non-profit group, the National Federation of the Blind
>> Computer Science special interest group. We'd like to make a web site
>> at www.nfbcs.org. If you point a browser there, you get a 403
>> forbidden message. Doing a whois on nfbcs.org shows that it is
>> registered but there is no meaningful contact info.
>> I am thinking maybe the domain is unused and if I could just contact
>> the owner, they'd be willing to let us have it. Any ideas on how to
>> go about that? The only thing I've tried so far is to send a message
>> to root at nfbcs.org.
> The whois shows it's a Tucows domain, and when you use Tucows' domain
> search, it's shown to be private registrant. So you need to contact
> Tucows. I couldn't immediately see a way to do that.
> If nothing else, you could snailmail Tucows at the registrant address
> (96 Mowat Ave, etc), which GoogleMaps shows to be a Tucows office.
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