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Okay -- going from .org to .com
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jducoeur
Sadly, tons of URLs are now dead, but at least the transition isn't *too* hard. I've now set up http://jducoeur.com/ to point to The Site Formerly Known as jducoeur.org. All URLs should work, just change the TLD.

(And yes, the .com is registered with all my other domains, so I can't lose track of it like this...)

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Probably, although I'm not sure if they actually do that. (I'll have to dig around.) I'm pessimistic, but you're correct that it's worth trying...

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There's no sign that they're trying to sell it. Instead, every attempt to go to jducoeur.org instead goes to some random junk site, different each time AFAICT. I assume that they're monetizing that traffic somehow...

I take it there's no authority to deal with hijacking problems? - or at least not one that's cheap enough to be worth using?

None that I'm aware of. As so often on the Internet, it's a bit of the wild west -- if you screw up, there's often no recourse.

(The only hope is that the domain *may* be in a recoverable limbo state -- the registry information is still mostly mine, which surprises me. But I'm not holding my breath...)

http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Reclaim_Your_Site_From_Domain_Squatters

Specifically - "It makes people who register domain names that are either trademarks or individual's names with the sole intent of selling the rights of the domain name to the trademark holder or individual for a profit liable to civil action."

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