Who really owns a domain?
March 21, 2008 2:56 PM Subscribe
Who really owns a domain? If a company registers a domain under the name of an individual, who really owns the domain and what are their rights?
posted by missmagenta to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
If a hosting company registers a domain on behalf of an individual, who owns it, the individual or the company? Specifically, if the whois record lists the individual's name as the registrant can the hosting company hold the domain to ransom? If the individual wants to change hosting suppliers but keep the same domain what are their rights if the hosting company refuses? Do they have any?