Prevention of identity theft when domain name no l

  CodeMeister 09:57 30 Oct 2007
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Hi,

This one has been bothering me for quite some time.

If someone no longer requires their domain name and therefore fails to renew, what's to stop someone else from taking on (registering) that domain name, setting up an identical website and receiving all emails sent to that domain ?

The easy answer would be to keep renewing the domain indefinitely, but this is seems to be an unecessary cost.

I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts on this.

  Graham. 16:34 30 Oct 2007

As far as I know, you pay to renew the hosting. If you don't renew that, it doesn't automatically make the name available - it's still registered in your name.

  Rigga 17:30 30 Oct 2007

"If someone no longer requires their domain name and therefore fails to renew, what's to stop someone else from taking on (registering) that domain name, setting up an identical website and receiving all emails sent to that domain ?"

Nothing.

R.

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