Business Technology Who owns your company domain name?

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  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    How to make sure you don't lose control of your website address

    Here's a spot audit: Who owns your company domain name? Who controls it? The web address that connects the world with your business may not be as secure as you think.

    Let's get the technicalities out of the way. You never "own" your domain name; you have a licence to use it for a few years at a time, with a right to renew when it expires.

    But there are plenty of ways to lose your licence, assuming it was ever really yours in the first place.

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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    Good article Simon.
     
  3. Paul@PFI

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    Not just domains...Google presence !!

    Its wise to ensure Google recognise you as owner of your own business / name too. . Google can call things "brands" that arent brands as we commonly think. They may give you a right that someone else will go hard to protect or take from you. I tried a YouTube brand name for a particular issue and it had the word TV in it. I had lawyers from the USA representing major networks all hot and sweaty. It wasnt worth the grief.