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It is almost impossible completely "lock up a brand" by buying it for every top level domain. There are hundreds of top level domains with new ones coming online all the time. Only well funded companies have enough money to spend on that. I have traditionally purchased the .com, .org and .net together. But at this point I'm questioning the necessity of ...


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You shouldn't avoid purchasing a domain just because other extension variations have already been purchased - if you like it and it's available, go for it. In regards to a bigger company who shares a domain name with a bigger extension - they may contact you to purchase it off you but it's all on your own terms - as long as you make it clear on your page ...


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There are some website that offer "escrow" services: https://www.escrow.com/ http://www.sedo.com/us/services/domain-escrow/ Selling/buying a domain is safe that way. You can also do a down-payment (lets say 50%), the owner transfers the domain, and you pay the other 50%. The latter is more about trust.


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You want to lock the domain the moment you purchase it in order to secure it to the one domain registrar you are working with. Without locking, someone could sign up and transfer your domain name from your registrar to their registrar. See: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/locked-2013-05-03-en


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This depends a lot on your local copyright (and other) laws, but generally it should be sufficient to ensure that you: don't directly encourage or profit from copyright infringement, clearly forbid your users from uploading copyrighted material which they don't have the necessary rights to (and ban users that are found to repeatedly violate this rule), ...


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Use an escrow service like escrow.com. Ensuring Buyers get the Domain and Sellers get paid. Whether you're buying or selling domain names online, Escrow.com is a name you can trust. Escrow.com is a government licensed and audited 3rd party that safely holds a Buyer's payment in a trust account until the entire transaction is complete. That ...


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If you are purchasing a domain you shouldn't be giving them your godaddy.com account information. That is completely unnecessary. And when buying a domain always use an escrow service. That way you can be sure everything goes smoothly and you don't become a victim of fraud. Sending the money via PayPal is almost as good as giving them cash. Basically, if ...


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Smells funny to me. I wouldn't give up my account information to anyone. I have gotten a 90% refund from Paypal when I was suckered by a bad eBay auction (the auction price less a few fees), so they do have some fraud protection in place. Why don't you contact GoDaddy and ask how they would recommend a safe transfer? I've had very good interactions with ...


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I would agree with Robert Hue, that you can't really contact them that easily. Now technically if they are not using their host's proxy service to hide their contact info, they are supposed to fill it out with correct information. Otherwise fake information (including fake proxy info) can be sent to ICANN via their WhoIs complaint form, but that's just 1 ...


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The reason TLD's were created is to differentiate. .COM is (mistakenly) assumed to be an American TLD, whereas most people use it to mean globally. .ORG or non-profit making organisations. .NET ISP's, but they all get muddled and 'misused'. etc. Don't worry about it. As Long as you're not parodying, or slagging off the owner of the .COM domain, or ...


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If you're registration expires you no longer own or control that domain name. Assuming any grace period after expiration has expired you then are no different than anyone else who may wish to own the domain. You have no advantages over anyone else who seeks to own that domain. You also get no proceeds from future sales.


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The domain is yours to do as you see if as long as you pay the registration fee. You can re-sell, park it, or use it for a website. If it expires, then you are no longer the owner and cannot earn any revenue from its expiration.


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I think you're going to have to do some detailed research. Google (Bing) for the email address to find other places it's mentioned For each parked domain that mentions the email address, do a WHOIS lookup to see if a phone number or email address is listed. To each distinct physical or postal address you find using WHOIS, send a real physical letter Do ...



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