joined:Oct 24, 2013
A few years ago, I started a hobby blog. A friend hosted it for me on her account. I did all the work on it - wrote the content, did the graphic design, paid for a web designer to do upgrades. The friend had nothing to do with it at all. The blog did reasonably well, for a starter blog. I'm getting ready to implement some changes, and it would be much easier if I owned the domain. The friend said she would transfer it to my hosting account. But suddenly - for reasons I don't know - she is really dragging her feet. This completely surprised me. (The site hasn't even generated any revenue - it isn't set up for that.)
If she doesn't give me the domain, can I take the content and move it to a new domain? Or does she own the content?
Better yet, do I have any legal recourse for getting the domain from her? If I have to move my content to another site, I lose my subscribers, my logo, and my page rank.
Lesson learned... the hard way. It's really a small blog, but I didn't expect it to do as well as it did.
Thanks for any advice.