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domain name ownership disputes

Located in Legal Discussion, started by platey, Oct 18, 2016

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  1. platey

    platey Top Contributor VIP

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    It won't be long before the next tech entrepreneur has a tech idea and finds the .com domain name for their idea but isn't old enough to register it so asks a relative or parents etc to register it for them until they are old enough to register it themselves?what happens if that said.com is a peach worth 6 figures or even 7 figures and was bought with relatives visa card etc who owns the domain name? and what if the legal owner doesn't want to hand the domain name over to the person then old enough to register it in their own name Who thought of the domain name originally and what proof and or rights would the person who thought of the domain name have?
     
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  2. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Well Christmas will get interesting !
     
  3. Dave_Z

    Dave_Z Electrifying Guy VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just so you know, platey: registrars generally consider the listed registrant as the legal owner of the domain name. They also don't intervene in domain ownership disputes between parties until the matter reaches court.

    Whoever "owns" the domain name depends on what the parties agreed on---especially if documented---in the first place, albeit they can always dispute who did or owns what in the future.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016

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