I'm interested in buying a product that had a web site going for a long time. The folks went out of business and let the domain lapse and someone else bought it, and are using it to link to their own site. The original product home shows up when you get to the site, but any clicks on links lead to the new and unassociated site.
Now, the folks who owned the site still have the rights to the registered name of the product which is the same as the site.
1. Is what the new domain holders are doing legal from a search engine point of view etc.?
2. Is there any way to use the registered name (if I bought it) as leverage to get the domain name back without paying for it, or at least not paying an arm and a leg?