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The Registrant of the domain name, that is the party and contact information that the domain registration record corresponds to, is the controlling party. If Sam used his own personal or business name along with his corresponding contact information during the domain registration, it's under his control. If Sam used Fred's name and contact information, ...


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Uploading an obscurely named file is the way to go. You wrote the drawback is that they may not be allowed to upload a file to the root. Well in that case it means they don't own the website, which is what you're trying to find out.


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Google's "Information retrieval based on historical data" patent is about as close to authoritative (i.e. not anecdotal) data as you can get: [0101] Also, or alternatively, the age, or other information, regarding a name server associated with a domain may be used to predict the legitimacy of the domain. A "good" name server may have a mix of ...


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Most domain registries require whois information to be publicly available, at least where the domain name is used commercially. The exact rules will depend on the TLD of the domain, and possibly who it was registered with. Another option is to use on of the "private registration" services that will set themselves up as the owner/contact in whois, and will ...


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I would agree with all the above. But depending on the case it might not be necessary to make it so complicated. We had to buy a domain where the owner was in a different country, so the main issue was how to make sure that we get the domain after we paid for it (and the other way round). So we used http://www.sedo.com The seller can park the domain and we ...


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Not every country honors patents. Even if you patent your idea, if your idea has profit potential, someone is going to steal it. You can make it harder to steal by moving enough parts of your logic to the server-side that it's more difficult to piece together with client-side script alone.


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I've been through this before working on behalf of a client who was unhappy with a previous web firm who was witholding access. In hostile situations like that...and even non-hostile...a call to the registrar usually can clean things up pretty quickly. In our case, they asked for proof that our client was who they said they were via faxes of some ...


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If there is value in the domain name being transferred, you should really consider consulting a lawyer with experience in these matters. It's important to ensure that there is a legal agreement between the two parties outlining the terms of the transaction, making warranties about the lack of other claims to the domain, legal encumbrances, claimed ...


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I have been around when this happened, but basically it went down like this A bill of sale was written up. These guys were not local to each other, so it was really an receipt of an online credit card transaction The old owner allowed the new owner to transfer the domain name to their own registrar. Pretty simple. If the old owner didn't comply with ...


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I'm the founder of a service for generating privacy policies, which happens to be based in Italy, so I know very well Italian laws on the topic. In your case and according to Italian laws, the Data Controller - Titolare del Trattamento in Italian - must be mentioned in the privacy policy (or by any other means of informing the data subject/user about its ...


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SoreThumb, it really depends on what you are trying to do. Its very common for people to think their idea is patentable, when it really isn't. Also, think about it.. if you patent it, and put it on the web, anybody from another country can choose to copy it.. (unless you restrict access.. but there' still some vulnerability). Will you have the resources ...


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Short answer? Both. Sorta. Transfer the domain name first. Not for any particular reason except that it may take a while. I have seen these go in just a couple of hours and I have seen these go for a couple of weeks. It all depends on the registrars and whether they have their [redacted] together. Having the domain transferred does not mean that you cannot ...


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One of the most popular ways is by using 3rd party, independent archiving service or any site storing parts of your content with original source provided. Examples include: Internet Archive wayback machine Newsgathering services (assuming they store archive) References to your website quoting parts of your content. Storing documents in archives might be ...


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publisher is not the same as author. You are the publisher of the web pages, so it’s fine to link to the website’s Google+ page with the publisher link type, even on pages containing content from other users. The author link type […] indicates that the referenced document provides further information about the author of the nearest article element ...


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The question whether to patent something is about whether you have a free 15,000$ to spend on a patent application. In many cases it might be more useful to spend that money on programmers to actually get your website out there and attract users. It's not so much a question about theft protection. Javascript and Html code is already protected by copyright. ...


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You definitely will want to get a IP lawyer involved. When I looked into this process a couple years ago, the initial cost for a patent search was $5,000-$10,000. The entire patent application process was going to be at least $15,000. You will also have to document the entire application inside and out for your lawyer. I also learned that as soon as you ...


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I changed registrars 3 times for some domains (I even changed form US registrars to Italian registars) and none of the undergoing websites got affected at all regarding Google ranking and/or PR. But watch out, I did not change WHOIS DATA for these domains. Changing whois data might be a different story, sometimes I ownder if Google looks into them for ...


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Yes, it is possible to hide your information on Whois. Just get the private registration from your domain registrar. Through this you can hide your personal information. After that check details at WhoisXY.com to know whether your registration is private or not. If private registration means your information will be hide on this tool.


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It is pretty easy to make up an address. I have personally left the wrong address in my personal domains and just kept one public email address correct. I get a threatening letter that I must make it accurate, but how would they know, and I can say they really don't care. It cut down on my junk snail mail for business services.



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