Domains Lost due to hard drive crash

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jrkenn
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Domains Lost due to hard drive crash

Post by jrkenn » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:59 pm

I recently had a hard drive crash and had several domains. Is there any way to recover these domains or would it be safe to assume I could wait till the registration runs out and buy them again? Its about 20 domains on my work computer and I don't think I had my wallet backed up. I am of the understanding that the domains are tied to my wallet.dat file just as my currency is. Thanks for any help or suggestions

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Re: Domains Lost due to hard drive crash

Post by domob » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:38 am

Yes exactly - names are stored in the same way as currency in your wallet. So if you had a backup of your wallet (which you generally should always make anyway), you could restore the domains as well. If your keys have not been backed up in any way, then I'm afraid the names are also lost. But as you said, you can wait for them to expire and hope that you re-register them before anyone else.
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