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    How to know if you are the owner of a domain

    Hi all

    I had a question concerning the ownership of a domain I am using and after posting and PMing sneakie he replayed with the right answer and with his permission this is what he said and the answer I was looking for but was struggling to find:


    You should read http://www.coza.net.za/legal-FAQ.shtml
    Whoever is listed in line 2a is what determines who the legal owner of the domain is.
    If you want to move your hosting to another ISP, then get the new ISP to do the transfer for you. Normally this all has to be done on/in a document with a letterhead etc. and needs to be signed by the Registrant as per line 2a.
    They will send a request to the person listed as the admin (line 4g). This person will then respond with either "allow" or "deny" If he replies with "deny" then you have a dispute but they dont have a leg to stand on and your new ISP can help you "TAKE" your domain by completing the forms available from the co.za site.

    Once the domain is moved you can then request that your email address and details are put in for the admin and technical contact, but this is not required, It is best to leave those with the person you are most comfortable with.


    Hope this helps.

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    i like this post because it had been cleared my all doubts. thanks for the share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by league_of_ordinary_men View Post
    Hi all

    I had a question concerning the ownership of a domain I am using and after posting and PMing sneakie he replayed with the right answer and with his permission this is what he said and the answer I was looking for but was struggling to find:


    You should read http://www.coza.net.za/legal-FAQ.shtml
    Whoever is listed in line 2a is what determines who the legal owner of the domain is.
    If you want to move your hosting to another ISP, then get the new ISP to do the transfer for you. Normally this all has to be done on/in a document with a letterhead etc. and needs to be signed by the Registrant as per line 2a.
    They will send a request to the person listed as the admin (line 4g). This person will then respond with either "allow" or "deny" If he replies with "deny" then you have a dispute but they dont have a leg to stand on and your new ISP can help you "TAKE" your domain by completing the forms available from the co.za site.

    Once the domain is moved you can then request that your email address and details are put in for the admin and technical contact, but this is not required, It is best to leave those with the person you are most comfortable with.


    Hope this helps.
    I would suggest you always add your details under the admin and technical section, since it gives you full control over your domain as well. Just being the owner of the domian, as per section 2a is sometimes not enough to stop ISP's from blackmailing you if there's a despute of any kind
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    One should also make sure their domain is registered as private else their important data can be found through sites like WHO IS, from there a cracker can get hold of your admin email address, crack the email account, go to domain register and simply apply for new password, voila your site is hijacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vieome View Post
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    One should also make sure their domain is registered as private else their important data can be found through sites like WHO IS, from there a cracker can get hold of your admin email address, crack the email account, go to domain register and simply apply for new password, voila your site is hijacked.
    I doubt if that happens too often. In fact, I haven't actually seen this happen in the 15years that I'm in this industry. If your admin account is hackable, then deleting a domain is the least bit of your worries.....
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    You webhosting talk link is not working

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    vieome,where do I check to see if my domain is registered as private?

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    Quote Originally Posted by league_of_ordinary_men View Post
    vieome,where do I check to see if my domain is registered as private?
    http://www.whois.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by vieome View Post
    Can find my site on there(extension .co.za)

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    Quote Originally Posted by league_of_ordinary_men View Post
    Can find my site on there(extension .co.za)
    You need to use http://co.za for .co.za domains
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