Who Owns Your Domain?
Do you have your contact information registered with your domain name? Because if you don’t…you could very well loose your domain or have to fight for it.
There are 4 contact information areas that will insure that you are the owner and also allows your webmaster/hostmaster can manage your domain properly.
The 4 contact areas are:
Organization: Have your contact information here
Administrative: Webmaster’s contact information goes here. Updates to your domain will get sent to this contact information via email.
Technical: Webmaster or your contact information here
Billing: Have your contact information here (depends on who is in charge of billing)
*If your webmaster/hostmaster or another party has their contact information in all 4 contact areas…you could loose your domain if they can prove that they are the true owners of the domain and you’re not. It could be a fight that this point.
This is a new warning request that ICANN sends to all accredited registrants to insure the contact information is correct. Which brings up my question of “Who owns your domain?”
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) requires all to ask their domain administrators/registrants (your webmaster) to review contact data annually, and make any changes necessary to ensure accuracy.
Under ICANN rules and the terms of your registration agreement, PROVIDING FALSE CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE GROUNDS FOR DOMAIN NAME CANCELLATION (to review the ICANN policy, visit: http://www.icann.org/whois/wdrp-registrant-faq.htm).
For more information about your domain(s) contact your webmaster/hostmaster or SLGD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLGD offers an additional year free with the transfer of each domain to it’s services. Domain transfer is $11.99/yr.
Visit www.slgdhosting.com for all SLGD internet services.