James Booth posted on Namepros that he has pushed the domain name back to the original owner Rebecca.
This thread became legendary and brought together a lot of the NP community to find a solution.
Whois now shows
Rebecca posted on Namepros:
it appears that james booth did NOT JUST voluntarily give back my domain.
Q. Would he have done it without the letter from Web.com?
A. I will never know.
I only know this. I did not authorize the sale of my domain, but i am very happy to have it back.
And…Web.com/Network Solutions…well they did the right and they got it back (not without the help from Grilled and my constant bitching and crying.)
So…i’m not so sure how i feel about my ripoff report updates now…
“On Apr 25, 2018, at 11:31 AM, web.com wrote:
Dear Ms. Burns,
After a thorough investigation, careful review, and consultation with our internal teams, we have concluded that the transfer of CQD.COM from your account was indeed unauthorized and illegal. As such, we have restored the domain back to your account and have placed an administrative lock on the domain to ensure that no other changes can be made without proper authorization.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced while the matter was being investigated. As a customer service gesture, and to ensure that your domain remains safe, we would like to extend to you a one (1) year term of our WebLock services which adds several layers of protection against unwanted actions on your domain (for more information about Weblock. If you would like to accept this offer, please respond to this email and we will work with you to setup the service.
We have advised the other party involved that the transfer of CQD.COM was not properly authorized by you, the Registrant, and the sale of the domain name was illegal (i.e. – purchasing stolen goods is illegal). Please note that Web.com will not be a party to any litigation that may arise from any disputes with regard to the unauthorized transfer and illegal sale of the domain CQD.COM; however we will comply with a court order or an order from a competent tribunal.