Domain name purchased by employee that is (shockingly!) no longer there

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Subject: Domain name purchased by employee that is (shockingly!) no longer there
Posted by:  Jason C (jwcarlt…@gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012

I have a client that began with their own domain name before I began the co=
ntract. The domain had been purchased by their in-house tech expert via GoD=
addy, and used their Domain Privacy.

That employee left (let go) several months ago, and not surprisingly, we're=
now having a problem. The domain expired, and of course, no one now knows =
how to access the domain. And since the info is private, no one even knows =
what email address was used to buy it.

I emailed GoDaddy, who replied with a simple:

Unfortunately, Domain Services will not be able to assist you with your cha=
nge request as you are not the account holder.

The client tried contacting the ex-employee, who actually replied, but said=
that he couldn't remember what email address he used.

Any of you have experience with this type of issue? This is a relatively ne=
w one for me, and since GoDaddy seems unwilling/unable to help, we're all s=
omewhat lost.

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