is Domain Name Backordering? Watch Out For This One!
What is Domain Name Backordering? Watch Out
For This One!
Domain names are the hottest net-real-estate on the
internet. It's no wonder services like: "Domain Name Backordering"
is available to the public. Can someone really backorder your domain
right from underneath you? Guess again...
So what is Domain Name Backordering?
This is a service that allows anybody on the internet to reserve
a domain name if and when it goes up for sale! This doesn't seem
harmful does it? Guess again...
Companies all over the internet are ordering this service for website
url's that seem to be popular! What if by chance you just happen
to forget to re-order your domain name? Let's say that you go on
vacation and neglect to check your emails that are now telling you
to renew your domain name? In this case, another company on the
other side of the planet sees the fact that your domain name is
soon up for grabs, so they order a backorder on your domain name
and simply wait to see what you do with it.
So here you are coming back from a very long vacation and what
is this? Someone else now owns your domain name because you simply
neglected your duty to keep your net-real-estate up-to-date!
Unless you own a Canadian domain name protected by the CIRA, or
you have a trademark on your domain name or business name, you are
"really" out of luck. Once you are at this point, it may
take months before you can prove to the courts that you simply forgot
to renew your website address.
Should This Service Be Allowed?
That is a very interesting question. Some would say yes simply
because there are literraly 1000's of websites that aren't going
to be renewed next month. On the flip side, some of those websites
are simply a mistake. I think the point here is; avoid making that
mistake and renew your domain name for atleast 5 years.
Google is apparently looking through the "WHOIS Data Base"
to see which websites have the staying power online and are serious
by registering their domain name for more than 1 year at a time.
Again, should domain backordering be allowed?
I say no! Just like a patent for an invention, you should have
up to 1 year to claim that domain unless you transfer the domain
name to another company or individual. This way we would have less
domain name theft and less "hick-ups" from companies who
simply forget their important responsibility.
Protect Your Net-Real-Estate!
Your website address is the most important commodity you have online.
It is as important as your business name itself. It is what ties
your company offline to online. People know you through your domain
name. Potential clients may end up visiting your website later on,
you woudln't want some other company in your place?
Please be careful when give out the access information for your
domain name to anyone that isn't within your trusted circle.
I hope this article has helped you out!
About the Author
Martin Lemieux is the
president of the Smartads Advertising Network. Smartads helps small
to large companies with their offline and online marketing needs.
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