Who Owns the Domain Name?
Providing you aren't taking someone else's trademark or
otherwise infringing on their legal rights, You, the applicant, are the owner of the
domain name. Shop Alberta acts as a service agency only and has no interests in or claims
on the name. The owner (known to InterNIC as the Administrative Contact) has full
authority and responsibility for the domain name and its use.
The following is part of InterNIC's domain registration policy and should be read
"By applying for the domain name and through the use or continued use of the
domain name, the applicant agrees to be bound by the terms of NSI's then current domain
name policy (the 'Policy Statement') which is available at
ftp://rs.internic.net/policy/internic.domain.policy.txt. The applicant acknowledges and
agrees that NSI may change the terms and conditions of the Policy Statement from time to
time as provided in the Policy Statement.
"The applicant agrees that if the use of the domain name is challenged by any
third party, or if any dispute arises under this Registration Agreement, as amended, the
applicant will abide by the procedures specified in the Policy Statement.
"This Registration Agreement shall be governed in all respects by and construed in
accordance with the laws of Canada and of the Province of Alberta, without respect to its
conflict of law rules. This Registration Agreement is the complete and exclusive agreement
of the applicant and NSI ("parties") regarding domain names. It supersedes, and
its terms govern, all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications between the
parties. This Registration Agreement may only be amended as provided in the Policy
Legal Issues about your Domain Name.
ARE REGISTERING YOUR NAME ON-LINE!
There is nothing preventing your competition from registering your trade name
on-line!While this practice in un-ethical and often illegal, there is nothing preventing
it. In a famous case, the Princeton Test-Preparation company reserved the domain name
Kaplan.com to block the Stanly Kaplan Test-Preparation company from taking their business
on-line. Another famous example was when a young cutting-edge journalist, Joshua Quittner,
registered McDonalds.com and held it ransom for $20,000 US or to the highest bidder.
A DOMAIN NAME COULD BE A PURE ACCIDENT!
When some companies are finally ready to take the leap to marketing on-line, they are
sad to realize that another company has registered their domain name by pure chance. When
Miller beer went to register Miller.Com, they found that it had already been register by a
computer consulting company called Miller's computer consulting. You can never be sure
what will happen to your Internet Domain Name unless you own it!
Well, you may have to work with them to get your Internet Domain Name back. When you
run into a situation when your Internet Name has been captured, you basically have three
- Pay the ransom or settle for money.
- Settle for another Internet Domain Name.
Good question. Your only protection for your on-line name is to register
it now! This will insure that your name will be ready for you when you are ready to
peruse your on-line presence. For only $75 Canadian you can buy your Domain name and
protect it from someone else registering it! We even offer services where you can begin
the use of your Domain Name now to receive mail to your current E-mail address. This will
allow you to begin having your domain name placed on your printed material. For Example
firstname.lastname@example.org will be able to forward E-mail to whatever E-mail address you are
using now! Don't wait and register today!
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