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[ale] Acquiring a registered but unused domain name?

Did you try 'whois -h whois.tucows.com nfbcs.org' ?

It's still privacy blocked, but it does suggest emailing 'nfbcs.org at contactprivacy.com' as a contact point.

> Registrant Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0144805065
> Registrant Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 0144805065
> Registrant Street: 96 Mowat Ave
> Registrant City: Toronto
> Registrant State/Province: ON
> Registrant Postal Code: M6K 3M1
> Registrant Country: CA
> Registrant Phone: +1.4165385457
> Registrant Phone Ext:
> Registrant Fax:
> Registrant Fax Ext:
> Registrant Email: nfbcs.org at contactprivacy.com
> Registry Admin ID:


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:12:53AM -0600, Todor Fassl via Ale wrote:
>I am part of a non-profit group, the National Federation of the Blind 
>Computer Science special interest group. We'd like to make a web site 
>at www.nfbcs.org. If you point a browser there, you get a 403 
>forbidden message. Doing a whois on nfbcs.org shows that it is 
>registered but there is no meaningful contact info.
>I am thinking maybe the domain is unused and if I could just contact 
>the owner, they'd be willing to let us have it. Any ideas on how to go 
>about that? The only thing I've tried so far is to send a message to 
>root at nfbcs.org.
>John G. Heim; jheim at math.wisc.edu; 608-263-4189
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Horkan Smith
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