Former webmaster stolen our website

October 16, 2011 at 04:12:00
Specs: Windows XP
Old website appears first in Google results.
Old website shows a message we don't want to see published.
Former webmaster has changed the password.
What can we do to remove the old website from the Google results (and other browsers)?

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#1
October 16, 2011 at 04:31:40
You need to contact a lawyer, not a technical forum.

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#2
October 16, 2011 at 08:38:31
You also need to check who owns the domain, because if it is registered to the Webmaster then you may have problems. Do you know who is hosting the domain? If they have your email and contact details then by using the 'forgot my password' option you may be able to get a new password sent to you and so bypass the webmaster.

I know of web developers who deliberately make sure that any website they develop has the domain name registered in their own name rather than the client - they don't bother explaining about domain ownership at any time, because it means that the client cannot just move to a different webmaster at any time. You can check ownership details HERE

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#3
October 18, 2011 at 00:44:36
'What can we do to remove the old website from the Google results (and other browsers)? '
It is almost virtually impossible to remove a website from google results.

If you used your credit card to renew domain names you may have some luck. Then get the password and delete all content of the old site.

Sounds to me like you may OWE the old webmaster some money or whatever and that is why he posted that so-called message on your old site for all to see.

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