Who Really Owns Your Domain Name?

Do you own the domain name for your company? To answer this question, rephrase it to this…..Are you, the owner of your company, the administrative contact for your domain name? If not, you really don’t own your domain name, the person who is the adminstrative contact owns the domain name. That can be a very bad thing for you ($$$$) if something happens to them, or you get in an argument with them. Do you want an easy way to see if you are the administrative contact for your domain name? To do that click this link. In the search field on that site type in your company’s domain name (for example  www.yourcompanyname.com). The result’s screen will tell you who the administrative contact is for your domain. If it’s not you, have the person who is listed, immediately change it to your name and your email address. It takes 2 minutes to change. Trust me, you don’t want the administrative contact to be anyone but you, the owner of the company. I can tell you all kinds of war stories about companies that had to deal with unfavorable situations regarding their domain names. A couple companies just started using a different domain names rather than pay the cost of the Attorney fee’s to try and get it back in their name. Plus there is no guarantee that they will win the case. Call me at (913) 908.5642 for examples of how this situation has hurt companies.

Chris Nastav, KC Web Specialists, LLC, www.kcwebspecialists.com
Experts in how business gets done on the Internet

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