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lucy24

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 9:44 am on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yes, I know there's a domain-name forum but this doesn't "feel" like a domain-name question.

For the people who understand how this stuff works:

When you establish a non-commercial www site, and later on bring in someone to maintain it day-to-day, is it standard practice to let that person register the domain in his name? Are there arguments one way or the other?

 

piatkow

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 10:24 am on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

It certainly isn't "normal" for a domain to be registered in the name of an employee.

For small community organisations the reality is that the domain will end up in whatever name was on the payment card that was used to fund the transaction. If the bank won't issue a payment card to a community organisation (typically the case on this side of the Atlantic) then you need to find a registrar that will accept payment by cheque.

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 1:44 pm on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are advantages and disadvantages, obviously they can ammend and make changes to the DNS, MX records and such if needed, however these things should all be done in the setup.

The person maintaining the site should have very little reason to access to the domain name records.

I would be hesitant, to let some own the domain of my website, they would have far too much control

lucy24

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 8:59 pm on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for confirming my hunch that the People In Charge are bonkers ;) Subsequent snooping-- inspired by a serendipitous typo-- reveals that there are not one but eight domain names, five of them registered to Employee. But the details would take us into Foo Forum territory.

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 4:36 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

The person who pays for the domain name should be the registrant, the person who maintains it may leave and then it will be difficult to retrieve the domain name.

piatkow

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 6:55 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)


The person who pays for the domain name should be the registrant, the person who maintains it may leave and then it will be difficult to retrieve the domain name.

Agreed, as I said above that may involve tracking down a resgistrar that will accept payment with a cheque in the post for community groups and some SMEs.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4378583 posted 11:04 pm on Nov 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

Postscript:

Wow. Wonder how often this happens?

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