Asked in Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Arizona

Q: GoDaddy Domain Issue

Our company owns a domain called <name disclosed> which serves as an online shop and has generates several hundreds of thousands of USD in sales.

Our domain was registered with years ago.

On Thursday, 15th September 2022, I called Godaddy explaining to them that I would like to move our domain from their company, to another registrar.

In the process of them doing so, they wrongly removed the domain from my Godaddy Account and right now, we do not have access to it anymore. For this reason, the website has also been shut down, due to their mistake.

They acknowledged that they did a mistake and the confirmed that we did not lose ownership of the domain, but it was simply removed from our account due to their mistake and that this should be fixed within the next 72 hours.

We would like to file a lawsuit, for damages caused (short and long term) to our company and our brand. I have a call recording that proves all of the above statements.

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila

A: Dear Mrs or Mr,

yes, filing a lawsuit against the company would probably be possible, but I strongly advice you to consult it with an attorney at law so he can check all the details and analyse the situation. By doing this, you will have better understanding of your chances in this case.

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