Death and domains
April 27, 2008 5:39 PM Subscribe
How may one obtain access to a web site, or ownership of the domain, of someone who had recently died?
posted by brandnew to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The person who had created my friend's church's web site recently died, but he didn't leave behind a password for the domain account. What should my friend's church do to obtain ownership of the domain?
My friend has since temporarily created a new site to host the church's content. However, he would still like to obtain ownership of the old domain because of its legacy value. Many other sites still point to the old domain. Web searches for the church reference the old domain, and although the hosting has expired, Google still caches the old site and attempts to re-direct to the old domain.
Does my friend have any options, or must he wait until the domain expires in December?