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Domain Name Ownership

  1. grandsupercycle
    Member

    If WordPress registers a domain name for a blog at the bloggers request - who then legally owns the new domain name ?

    Thanks.
    Blog url: http://stockmarket618.wordpress.com/

  2. The person who registers and pays for the domain name owns it, provided they keep renewing it prior to expiry every year.

  3. grandsupercycle
    Member

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    So even though WordPress registers the domain name on behalf of the blogger - it's the blogger that legally owns the name ?

  4. it's the blogger that legally owns the name ?

    yes -

  5. For more information on purchasing a domain mapping upgrade see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/register-domain/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading

    Note: If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and later want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

  6. grandsupercycle
    Member

    Thanks auxclass & timethief.

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    BTW, any ideas regarding this ?
    http://www.webhostingbreak.com/tutorials/should-i-pay-for-private-domain-registration

  7. grandsupercycle
    Member

    ? ? ?

    "...when you use a proxy registration on your domain name, the proxy company becomes the legal owner of the domain. They’ll essentially be giving you license to use it, but you won’t actually own the domain"

  8. grandsupercycle
    Member

    Perhaps WordPress staff can help out with this query:

    "...when you use a proxy registration on your domain name, the proxy company becomes the legal owner of the domain. They’ll essentially be giving you license to use it, but you won’t actually own the domain"
    http://www.webhostingbreak.com/tutorials/should-i-pay-for-private-domain-registration

  9. One important thin you should know is that when you use a proxy registration on your domain name, the proxy company becomes the legal owner of the domain. They’ll essentially be giving you license to use it, but you won’t actually own the domain.

    That is bullsh*t. The person who wrote that post has no idea what they're talking about.

  10. The domain name is owned by the person who registered it.

  11. grandsupercycle
    Member

    feartheseeds / willeysher - many thanks for your help.

  12. @stockmarket618: if you paid for the domain registration (including the private registration) here on WordPress.com, you own it. We may be managing it on your behalf, but the domain will be yours.

  13. grandsupercycle
    Member

    jenia,

    Thanks for your response but I wish it could have been sooner.

    BTW, searches for 'domain name' still do not show this thread.

    Why is that please ?

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=Domain+Name
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?search=Domain+Name+Ownership

  14. Because the search box here doesn't work well. To find threads in this forum I always use Google

    Searchterm site:en.forums.wordpress.com

    That always gives me good results for the search term.

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