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Can 2 people legally own a domain?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by matthew898, Jun 7, 2011.

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    Can 2 different people own a single domain considering the domain is going to be registered under one name. What legal contracts do you have to go through? What is the process? I live in Canada btw ^^
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    matthew898, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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  2. Bigblogacademy

    Bigblogacademy Greenhorn

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    Though I don't have a proper idea about this but I too planning for the same with my partner. But my general perception is that better form a company. Make a partnership deal so that all the partners are abide by all the rules and purchase a domain in the name of the company.

    Any new suggestion is heartily welcome. I am on the same boat as matthew898
     
    Bigblogacademy, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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    bizniz Peon

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    A vote for BBA's suggestion. You can try to make a legally binding agreement with the other private person, but I think a better solution is that both of you own the domain through a joint company ( no, not that kind of joint :p )

    Apparently, there are actors alleging that they have solved the discussed issue of shared domain ownership, simply by taking ownership themselves, see e.g. http://www.sitepie.com :eek:
     
    bizniz, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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    Ari_Gold Peon

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    I agree, if more than one person "owns" a domain then the domain should be purchased and registered by a company which the partners are listed as company's officials
     
    Ari_Gold, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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    Not the company's officials, but the company shareholders
     
    RobPike, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Have a partnership agreement- serach partnership agreement online and tailor it to your needs.
     
    sambling, Jun 7, 2011 IP
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    lothos Member

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    #7
    Start a company together and have the company own the domain.
     
    lothos, Jun 8, 2011 IP
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    IndieGuideBooks Greenhorn

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    Partnership agreement ! There's many ways to do it !
     
    IndieGuideBooks, Jun 8, 2011 IP
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    JerrickYeoh Active Member

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    To register a domain name unable to put the name of two person . Domain registrar do not accept it. Because no matter who request the change of the domain, they need to get the approval by the main person who register this domain . Without the main person there, domain name would not take any changes even you are the CEO of the company to change your own company domain name also unable to do that unless the domain do changed to the CEO.
    So think properly who will be the one get the domain name.
     
    JerrickYeoh, Jun 8, 2011 IP
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    r00t3r Guest

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    I agree, if more than one person "owns" a domain then the domain should be purchased and registered by a company which the partners are listed as company's officials
     
    r00t3r, Jun 12, 2011 IP
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    unknownpray Active Member

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    2 people cannot own a single domain but one can have the Domain Registered but the other can have Rights to eaccess just like on Namecheap you can give permission to third person for making changes.
     
    unknownpray, Jun 17, 2011 IP
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    xrachel.louisex Peon

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    can't you write out a contract, have it read and signed in front of witness, who then signs it as well ?
     
    xrachel.louisex, Jun 19, 2011 IP
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    Remotay Well-Known Member

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    Yes very easily. You set up a partnership or an LLC, and the domain is owned by the partnership or LLC rather than a single individual.
     
    Remotay, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    Only as a registered company, partnership can you co-own a domain name as an asset of the company.
     
    allencole, Jun 20, 2011 IP