I am thinking about asking my friend to help me buy a domain name in another country using his credit card as I don't have one in that country. I still have a house in that country where I come from. So, I will use that address for every other information for domain registration.

If I use his credit card to pay for the website, does he become the default owner of the website?

Are you guys aware of any precedents regarding this?


The "owner" of a domain is whoever's name/organisation/address details have been entered as the legal registrant. The method of payment used to register that domain should be irrelevant (unless there is some quirky ruling by the TLDs register?!).

You mention "website" 3 times and "domain" only once, but I assume you are referring to the "domain" in all cases?!

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