Interesting: Scammed out of your domain? – Download Squad. Quote:
HOW TO LOSE YOUR DOMAIN
Business owners lose domains when:
- they forget who registered the domain name
- the person who registered it changes an email address (and can’t access the old one)
- the person who helped you register it put it into their name and not yours because “you didn’t understand it” and they did
- the registering party ‘goes away’ for any reason, like the college intern who helped you graduates
- and the worst: the Web design firm you hired registered the domain in THEIR name in THEIR account and won’t release it, or doesn’t exist anymore.