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A domain name registering entity ... or an independent proxy registration service may offer a domain name hijack protection to their actual or potential customers. When a domain name transfer request or notice is received in a proxy email address listed in the domain name's WHOIS records, the domain name registering entity or the proxy registration service may ignore or decline it. Customers may be given an ability to turn the domain name hijack protection service on and off, as well as an ability to adjust a variety of settings associated with the service.
I wonder, does this hijack protection patent protect GoDaddy's customers from their domains being hijacked... by GoDaddy themselves? (A frequent occurence according to many news reports.)
[edited by: Webwork at 2:50 pm (utc) on Dec. 7, 2008]
As far as their HiJack invention, I do wonder if it is for the customers, or for themselves, as the customer, which pays for their domain name through them and or hosts their sites ont heir servers, it seems like they would have it for their customers though.