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On 01/10/18 16:38, Rohan McLeod via luv-talk wrote:
Would be grateful for advice at the naive user level
for help on
how to proceed with following problem rhn(a)jeack.com.au is a
functioning email address;
If you can get a transfer of the domain name to yourself BEFORE it
expires, then there are forms to fill in and a payment will be
required to be aid for the transfer.
There are rules for .com.au domain names, you must fit in with those
rules; that generally means that you need a business that can own it
in most cases and hat business needs to have the right to own it.
If it's registration expires, then you may or may not be able to scoop
it up; it is possible that once it expires, there will be someone else
trying to nab it, so you'll have competition. Therefore, if you
really want the email address, you will need to go through the
Once you own the domain name, if you can get it, then you'll need to
think about DNS and appropriate MX records as well as hosting for both.
if there is just one email address that is required and it isn't a
high volume one, then I might host it for you on my server, but that
would be only after you know that you can legally acquire ownership of
the domain name -- that hurdle needs to be overcome first.
Without going through the process of acquiring the domain name, you
will likely be on borrowed time, however the current "owner" may
continue to renew it forever or a long period of time and it may just
keep working as it is now. When they fail to renew the domain name,
for whatever reason, then you will lose access to the email as it
won't route correctly to a server handling the domain name. Similarly
even if they keep the domain name active, they may remove the mx
functionality at any time.
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