Website designer has changed my password - no access

Discussion in 'I.T.,Cameras and MP 3 players' started by Maryb50, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Seagull

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    Add his reply to your review. If he's that unprofessional, he deserves a good kicking.
     
  2. Maryb50

    Maryb50 Registered User

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    Thanks Leo and Seagull for your replies. Yes, I did some reading last night and found out what crashing was and that it is illegal. Anyway, the old website designer has disabled my original .com website. Can he enable it again, and put say things about me on it? It's gone past me being able to buy the com domain from him.

    Seagull, he commented on my poor rating of him on Social Media and I replied underneath his comment. I had also given him the same bad review on his website, but he took this down, along with what seemed to be positive reviews from others - perhaps his friends!
     
  3. Leo

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    Unfortunately yes, he is free to do so as he owns the domain. He however cannot defame you or misrepresent you, though you would need to take legal action to respond to that.

    Sign up for a change detection alert on a site such as this. That will give you a heads up very quickly if the site becomes live or the content changes giving you the chance to review and take action before too many see it.
     
  4. Seagull

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    Given the large number of website designers around, and also the number of self-build packages out there, I find it really strange that someone would behave like this. A good job, and you'll be paying him something every year indefinitely because he owns the url and you'll be wanting updates every so often. There's also the possibility of other work through recommendations. He's now guaranteed no repeat business from you, and a slagging from you to anyone you know considering having a website built.

    It's probably worth seeing if you can take a case against him to get at least some of your money back.
     
  5. Maryb50

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    Hi all. This guy has now made extremely defamatory remarks on my business Facebook page, saying that he used my business - which he never did, and saying absolutely horrible things about me personally. My solicitor has emailed him this evening and is going to go for an injunction if he doesn't remove the post. The guy is a prominent person in the community here. I can't understand why he would act like this,
     
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  6. Leo

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    Submit a complaint via Facebook as well, but make sure you keep copies of everything he has posted.
     
  7. Firefly

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    Good move.