Domain Name Owners

As domain names continue to surface, the numbers of people who engaged into getting, purchasing, and owning a domain names rises. This event therefore leads to an increase in number of the domain name owners. Given such fact, the International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers or the ICANN with its Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) recently presents serious dangers to the innocent domain name owners.

So, there surfaced a number of considerations for the domain name owners to avoid loss of their domain names. One of the considerations that the domain name owners should give attention to lessen the danger of losing their domain names is to get a trademark registration that match their respective domain name. This process is not too difficult for the fact that some of the countries today cater to this service and this is not really required by the law to employ a trademark company.

Following such consideration for the innocent domain names owners’ sake is the act of keeping the Whois information up to date. This is considered to be very important since there are some cases where a court or the UDRP tribunal ruling against particular domain name owners based its judgment in line on incomplete or out of date Whois information. And after doing such move, the domain name owners should also check their Whois and Domain Name System information not just once but always.

Since it is a common case where most of the domain name owners fail to pay their registration fees and therefore lose their domain names, it is therefore necessary for the domain names owners to pay for such registration fees to keep their domain names in function and up to date. One major support for this fact is that Whois information of certain domain name owners that is out of date will only lead to the situation where their domain name registration fee never reached them.

And finally, in cases where someone contacts the domain name owners regarding their domain names, it is important that they are aware that regardless of how folksy or friendly a letter could be from someone asking their domain names, any answers by the domain name owners that makes of the possible blunders may probably cause a lawsuit or UDRP complaint taking advantage of the domain name owners’ blunder. But, if the domain name owners really receive a UDRP complaint, then it is a right time to respond the complaint, since the majority of UDRP decisions against the domain name owners are default decisions that is where the domain name owner failed to respond to the complaint.

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15 thoughts on “Big Considerations For Domain Name Owners”
  1. This is a valuable information for site owners I hope they get to read this and get their Whois information updated to till keep their domain’s name.

  2. Getting the trademark for one’s domain name is very important now to avoid someone grabbing it. This information was well stated.

  3. Really advisable to domain name owners to get a trademark registration as stated in this article. This is to lessen the danger of losing their domain names.

  4. It’s hard to find a good domain name now at a standard price. That’s because some individuals and groups can have many domain names just for sale, and I’m actually a little disappointed about this. Anyway, thanks for this useful information!

  5. I had no idea that the web domain data must be being updated to avoid setbacks, and especially so that updated information arrives.

  6. This is a good one for everyone who desire to own a website. Thanks for this educative post for it the exposure content, now I know what to do on choosing a domain name. Following such consideration for the innocent domain names owners sake is the act of keeping the Who is information up to date.

  7. Depends on the purpose. If it is something big and long term then by all means have them patented. Small gigs however not so much I think. In any case this is not surprsing since everything is owned by someone.Having copyrights even for a domain nameis a must but not that of a priority in my opinion.

  8. If you have the money to spend, then it is really easy to find a domain name. Some sites even sell domain names that have been previously used but were not renewed, that can make website developers’job easier.

  9. If you are aiming for a bigger and long term business venture, then I think it is just appropriate to do so. However, if you are just aiming for something small scale, then I don’t think it is necessary.

  10. To make sure one trademark registration that match their respective domain name and also pay fees associated to your domain as when due is important to keep your domain name. Thanks for this piece

  11. All businessand domain names owners should put some actions so they would lose nothing. I think they’re responsible enough to pay for the fees .

  12. But what about private registration? Wouldn’t I have the right to keep my whois info private from public eyes and still have my domain name protected?

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