Domain Hijacking

What is domain hijacking?

Domain hijacking or often times referred to as domain theft, is the act of changing the registration name of a domain without the permission of its original registrant.

For the last week and a half, we have been dealing with a corporate company trying to release a domain name that should have rightfully been registered to a local individual.  Please, if we can stress anything, make sure your domain name is registered in your name.  There are 4 separate contact names associated with a domain, the Registrant (the rightful owner of the domain), the Administrative, Technical and Billing Contacts.  All four can be different people, but please ensure that you are listed as the contact, so as never to lose your domain name.  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the governing body for domain names, requires valid contact information for each contact.

It's important to keep your domain names' registrant, administrator, technical, and billing contact information (also known as your Whois information) updated at all times.

We see many of these cases, most of which turn out to be irrevocable, and this is so frustrating to us.  At Montana Grafix, you can ensure your domain name will always remain in your name, our guarantee to you; one of the many benefits of choosing a local company.

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