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When I purchase a premium domain name through a registrar (ie: Godaddy), do I own that domain?

That is, if I'm paying $500 for a particular domain, will I have ownership over it and be able to sell it in the future if I choose to do so? Or, for example, if the domain name expires and goes to ...
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Can someone sue me/take my domain?

I have found a great domain that isn't in use, but the .com and .net domains are already taken. There's nothing on the domains though, it just says they are registered with Network Solutions and are ...
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How to avoid fraud when purchasing a domain

I have approached a domain owner about purchasing their domain. We have agreed on a price, what is the safest/best way to send them payment and ensure I receive the domain?
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How do sites like DeviantArt and Youtube protect against copyright infringement?

I'm thinking of creating a site where users are allowed to upload content that can then be purchased by other users. My question is how do I protect against someone uploading something that isn't ...
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Transferring a Domain Safely

I want to transfer a domain that I am buying off somebody but I want to make sure i'm not getting scammed. Is there some kind of 3rd-party website that can help me with this kind of transfer so that I ...
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Private domain purchase with paypal: how to prevent fraud?

I am finally going to buy a domain I have been looking at. The domain owner wants me to give him my Godaddy account information and send him the payment via Paypal gift, so that there will be no extra ...
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Buying a parked domain if the contact email bounces

I'm trying to buy a domain which is parked, but the contact email address listed on the page itself bounces. I looked up the WHOIS data and there are no email addresses or phone numbers listed. There ...