October 2014

Who really owns your dotcom?


The story usually goes like this: “We hired someone to do a web site for us. The web master registered mydomain.com, created a site and set up hosting. After a few years we lost contact with the web master and now we don’t know how to manage our domain and move the site. We paid upfront for x years.” Clearly this isn’t a good situation and there are a lot of issues packed into one paragraph. The most important one is, who really owns your dotcom? Is it you? Many people are unpleasantly surprised when they learn that a domain name they paid for was NOT registered in their name at all, but rather in the name of the person they paid to register it for them. This may seem trivial to some, but bear in mind that your direct control over the domain name you paid for, as well [...]

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