Expired domain

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Hello, could use some help.  My heart just sank this morning.  I realized my domain name expired in January and due to health issues and an email change, I did not get a notification it was expiring. My fault, I just never thought of it.  I'm sick to my stomach.  Someone already snagged it up. I have had it for my business since '92.  The problem I need help with is if you type in ebycustoms.com (which was mine forever) it goes to some old page I built years ago.  That isn't what it looks like at all now.  Somehow the only two links that work go to some sport/weightloss page that I never linked to.  Somehow it was changed, but I'm the only one who has access to my sitebuilder.  And that layout doesn't even exist in my files.  I have gotten a new domain name and redirected it to my website, but only if you type it in exactly. Using my expired one (ebycustoms.com) that someone else bought up still looks like it goes to my website, but all wrong and the links don't work.  I hope I explained that right. I've been a Homestead user since 2001 and stressing.  I don't want the old domain name redirecting at all to anything Homestead.  I have since made the changes for redirecting my NEW domain name ebycustoms.net.  Thank you for any help. 
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themieleman, Champion

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You should have registered your domain with Homestead. 
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That was helpful.  
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Lori4662,

ebycustoms.com is registered, but it appears that it is your name on the domain registration through http://www.NameBright.com. It points to a website at Hostgator.
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Yes, someone who buys up long running domains must have snagged it.  I realize I could have used Homestead, but I had just been using Domain Discover before finding homestead, and just kept it.  It's long gone.  I tried to email them about it, but no response.  I would like to know if there is a way to stop any part of an old website page from popping up when someone goes to that website.  I see some old page with no links to the left, but the 2 on the page are changed to some health page link.  I don't know how they could have changed it since I have control over the website builder.  That background graphic isn't even on the page it takes you to.  I hope I explained that right.  Thank you for your help.
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There is no way we can do anything. The domain is using Hostgator nameservers. Was the site you see now on Homestead? or Hostgator. If those pages were on an account of yours then you could at least delete the pages so nothing comes up, or you could put up a blank page with a redirect to your ,net site.

Other than that, you would probably need to speak to a lawyer as they may be potentially harming your business. You may be able to get some assistance from ou compliance department, at compliance@homesteadsupport.com
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There are old page layouts floating around. Here's an interesting article:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/forgotten-spaces-151733020.html
or this one:
http://blogs.findlaw.com/technologist/2015/03/using-the-internet-wayback-machine-to-find-old-web-pag...
or this one:
http://www.hadeninteractive.com/happens-old-website/
There lots of information to Google: "What happens to old web pages."
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