I've been reading the Terms of Service for different domain name registrars, and so far I see this worrisome indemnification theme in all of them:
They all seem to leave open the right for the Registrar to not be accountable if they themselves screw something up or are negligent regarding my registration. Like if my registration ever gets screwed up because of something beyond my control, the Registrar is never responsible, even if it is in any way their fault or they could have prevented it.
Is that something that is indeed prevalent of any domain registrar terms of service, and I'll just have to deal with from whichever registrar I use? Maybe I can't do any better with any of them?
This really makes me question how much right I have to a domain I register at the end of the day...
Here are some cited examples:
Registrant will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Google and the Registry Operator... related to (a) Registrant’s registration and use of a Registered Name
You indemnify and hold harmless OnlyDomains... in connection with: a. any claim or dispute pertaining to the registration of the Domain Name