Unauthorized Domain Entry on Afternic

Started by jameswilliam723, Nov 17, 2023, 08:01 AM

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A week ago, I made a purchase of a domain name. I had the intention to list it on Afternic, but encountered an unexpected obstacle. Upon attempting to list it, I received a message stating "domain is listed in afternic," despite the fact that I had not listed anything. Subsequently, I checked the whois to investigate if there was a problem, and to my relief, I found my information indicating that I am indeed the owner of the domain.

How could this domain have been listed without my knowledge? I am troubled by this situation and unsure of how to address it in order to proceed with listing the domain on Afternic. It is essential to resolve this issue promptly in order to ensure the smooth transition of the domain ownership.


This can sometimes happen if the domain was previously listed for sale, or if someone else had access to your domain account and listed it without your knowledge.

To address this issue and proceed with listing the domain on Afternic, I recommend reaching out to Afternic's customer support immediately. Explain the situation and provide them with any relevant information about your purchase and ownership of the domain. They should be able to assist you in removing any unauthorized listings and guide you through the process of listing the domain under your ownership.

In the meantime, it's also a good idea to double-check the security of your domain registrar account and ensure that no unauthorized changes have been made. Change your account password and enable any additional security measures offered by your registrar to prevent further unauthorized activity.

If you suspect that your domain might have been listed without your knowledge, it's crucial to act swiftly. Here are some additional steps you can take to address this situation and ensure the smooth transition of the domain ownership:

1. Contact Afternic Support: Reach out to Afternic's customer support through their designated channels, such as email, chat, or phone. Provide them with all the details of your purchase and ownership of the domain. They should be able to help you investigate and resolve the issue on their platform.

2. Verify Domain Ownership: Double-check the domain ownership details in your registrar account to ensure that your information is accurate and up to date. This will further confirm your rightful ownership of the domain.

3. Review Domain Account Security: Audit the security settings of your domain registrar account. Change your password to a strong and unique one, enable two-factor authentication if available, and review any recent account activity for suspicious changes.

4. Legal Considerations: If you believe that your domain has been listed without authorization, you may want to consider seeking legal advice, especially if you suspect that someone may have unlawfully accessed your domain account.

5. Patience and Persistence: Resolving issues related to domain listings and ownership may require some time and persistence. Keep records of all communication with Afternic and your domain registrar, and follow up with them regularly until the matter is resolved.

By taking these steps and actively reaching out to the appropriate parties, you can work towards addressing the unauthorized listing of your domain and proceed with listing it on Afternic under your ownership. Remember to prioritize the security of your domain account to prevent future unauthorized activities.