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Great work from godaddy and the online communities for helping bring attention to this situation
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from wheel 2439 Days ago #
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Good news.  It’s unfortunate that it basically took a gun to Godaddy’s head (all the publiciity) for them to all of a sudden find that there is something they can do.But I guess we now learned that Godaddy has an ’Undo of Change’ form.  Do the other registrars have that?

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from davidairey 2439 Days ago #
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Again, thanks very much to everyone who helped with my situation.

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from sphinndr 2439 Days ago #
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Just when I thought that big company’s wouldn’t be willing to help out when a domain is transferred unethically...bam...they go and do something cool and return the domain to its true owner.

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from GeneralLedger 2439 Days ago #
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Wow, amazing... now all we need is that snotty little pr1ck who stole it to get what is coming to him!@David - Good for you for sticking to your guns and not paying that jerk an iota of money. I am glad it worked out for you!

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from SEOish 2439 Days ago #
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Way to go everyone. It is good that a situation like this, impossible to fix alone, can be fixed through community. It is really solid that GoDaddy responded like that and I wonder what if anything Google would have / could have done in this.

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from davidairey 2439 Days ago #
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Ledger,Thanks for the well-wishes.SEOish,Every Digg, every thumbs up in StumbleUpon, every comment left on my blog - it all helped enormously. Brings back that festive spirit. ;)On my blog post, I pose a question about how to approach my SEO, and how I should configure the two addresses (.co.uk and .com). If anyone here could lend their valued opinion, I’d appreciate it.I hope you all have a wonderful new year!

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from MattCutts 2439 Days ago #
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David, congrats on getting your domain back! I emailed a few people around the net, but it sounds like by the time I was poking the ball was already rolling. I’ll still chat with Gmail folks about whether there are ways to make attacks like this less likely or less effective.I’ll leave a comment on your blog about the .uk vs. .com domain.

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from davidairey 2439 Days ago #
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Matt,Thanks again for taking the time. It’s very good of you.Looking forward to reading your thoughts on the SEO issue.All the best.

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from estesce 2438 Days ago #
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It is nice to hear a good end to this.

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from NickWilsdon 2438 Days ago #
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@Wheel Tucows has done this since day 1, they just call it a compliance department. Registrars are quite capable of returning domains should they choose to help.

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from wheel 2437 Days ago #
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Thanks NickD.  That’s certainly not something I knew - it’s not something that’s seen in the mainstream SEO press.

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