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Blogger and Registration of Domain Name

October 30th, 2007 · 4 Comments

I came across a good piece of legal information about what a blogger or webmaster should pay attention with when registering a domain name.

Although Mike is a lawyer from USA, but the principles mentioned in the video can also be applied in Malaysia.

Basically the video covers below 3 key domain issues:

1. Registration and trademark infringement.

2. Actual domain name ownership.

3. Registration and hosting.

Tags: Internet Law

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 someone // Nov 3, 2007 at 10:56 am

    Yes. This is the very thing that I have been warning some of the clients that are registering their domain and hosting. There have been lots of dispute cases between the owner and the web designer which leads to some bad outcomes. Websites has been deleted, modified and some worst cases is where hatred message is published on the client’s main page. However, most of the client wish to take it easy and leave everything to their web designer. When problem occurs, usually the web designer will disappear or refused to meet their demand. The solutions? They’ll call up their web hosters and scream the hell out of them. Haha… Yeah, I’m some of the lucky few at the other end of the phone. Yeap, I managed to learn some of the interesting “vocabularies” that they dont teach at school.

    Good post Eddie.

  • 2 Eddie Law // Nov 3, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Someone,

    There is an old saying “better be careful than sorry”.

    Thanks for sharing your real life experience (“1st hand information”)with us.

  • 3 kitkat // Nov 4, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Very good practical advice indeed. As a professional web developer, I do help clients to register domain names and setup web hosting. We always register the domain name using the client’s name unless asked to do otherwise by the client or unless registering for .com.my using MYNIC where the client does not have a registered company or business enterprise (MYNIC requires a ROC/ROB/ROS Number). However it is true that some service providers use their own names and hold clients to ransom if the client wants to move out. I myself have experienced a lot of difficulties assisting clients to transfer out on many occasions.

    If you are trusting yoour web designer or hosting company to register your domain name, definitely ask to register using your name AND make sure the Admin Email contact goes to your email address. Then do a whois lookup to make sure that this is done.

  • 4 Eddie Law // Nov 6, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    Kikat- thanks for another valuable piece of real life experience sharing.

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