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GL652
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:47 PM

I have been looking around at doamins and i am always seeingt domains that you pay for by month/year. Is there any way to actualy buy a domain so that I own it.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:50 PM

I suppose you could always try and find somewhere that'll allow you to pay for the next ~80 years in advance, which should see you through.. otherwise no.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:58 PM

Domains for $5.19 per year.
I haven't seen a registrar yet that makes you pay for domain ownership on a monthly basis. Anyways, you can get domains for $5.19/year at GoDaddy, no gimmicks if you follow the guide above in a correct fashion.

If your question wasn't answered, could you elaborate a bit more?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE (GL652 @ May 14 2005, 18:47)
I have been looking around at doamins and i am always seeingt domains that you pay for by month/year. Is there any way to actualy buy a domain so that I own it.

Thanks in advance.

You can't buy domains. They are simply a contract between you and the registrar.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (Segosa @ May 14 2005, 17:03)
QUOTE (GL652 @ May 14 2005, 18:47)
I have been looking around at doamins and i am always seeingt domains that you pay for by month/year. Is there any way to actualy buy a domain so that I own it.

Thanks in advance.

You can't buy domains. They are simply a contract between you and the registrar.

Technical whore. tounge.gif

Segosa is technically right. I remember back in the early 90's era when there were only a few hundred to a few thousand domains registered (now there are about 16,000,000 domains registered) the original owner of the domain "F u ck.com" got it taken away from him because it was found to be "not suitable". The registrar got to deal with the domain next, because of the contract. Well, times have certainly changed, eh?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 12:22 AM

To my knowlegde each extention ( is that what it's called? ) has it's own registere that takes care of it.

Oh and, where are all the registrations stored?

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE (Svip @ May 15 2005, 10:22)
To my knowlegde each extention ( is that what it's called? ) has it's own registere that takes care of it.

I believe it's called TLD Extension.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:16 AM

Each TLD has it's own owner.
For example, Verisign controls the .Com and the .Net extensions and sets the rules for them (which registrars must follow). If I am right, I believe Verisign's contract for the .Com and .Net TLDs is expiring with ICANN this year and many companies are already discussing their bid arrangements for ownership.




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