Why You Can’t Register a Domain Name For Life

Since the dawn of the internet, businesses have been trying to stake a permanent claim to their highly coveted domain names. Maglie Boston Celtics Nike Air Max 2017 Pas Cher The organization that oversees domain names, ICANN, limits a domain name’s registration and renewal period to a maximum of 10 years. Chaussures Asics Homme

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    Who actually owns a domain name?

    A domain registry is the organization contracted by ICANN to operate a given domain extension. Nike Air Max 1 Heren Think of each registry as an apartment complex. asics mexico patike You can lease an apartment from them for various term lengths, but you can’t purchase one outright. Nike Air HUARACHE Pas Cher A domain registry operates in a similar fashion; they lease you a domain name for a fixed period of time. Geoff Schwartz New Balance 420 mujer You never truly own your domain.

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  • Individual domain registries can each specify what combination of registration and renewal periods they wish to support. CORTEZ This can be anything from 1 to 10 years, so long as the domain’s expiration date does not exceed 10 years into the future. asics gel stratus mujer

    Reasons why domain registration periods are limited

    There are a number of legitimate reasons as to why ICANN has limited domain registration and renewals. Canotte NBA a Poco Prezzo The costs of owning and operating a domain registry will increase with inflation or company growth. Likewise, as the number of domains under management increases, operational costs are expected to increase. Los Angeles Lakers nike air max 2017 heren rood Over time, it’s expected that the registry will need to account for these increased costs by raising their extension’s price.

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  • By limiting the renewal period, ICANN is protecting businesses from shooting themselves in the foot. Air Max BW asics gel quantum 180 damskie In addition to this, ICANN collects a yearly $.18 fee for each domain name, begrudgingly referred to as a “domain tax” in the industry. nike air max 2016 grijs In the event ICANN were to increase this amount, it would be to their benefit that domain expiration dates are sooner than later. New Balance 997 mujer

    So is there a way to own a domain name for life?

    The short answer is no, not for someone else’s domain extension. If you have deep pockets and the urge to start your own domain registry, there’s always an opportunity to create your own brand TLD.

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  • Hundreds of large corporations have already done so, including Google (.google, .youtube, .goog, .plus), Apple (.apple), BMW (.bmw), IBM (.ibm), and many more. Air Jordan 2012 Shoes A limited set of companies have opted to support 20 year and 100 year domain registrations, but the details are entirely in the legalese. In a case such as this, the registrar is effectively agreeing to register a domain name for the maximum term allowed by the extension (i.e. Indiana Pacers 10 years) and continue to automatically renewal it until the target expiration date is achieved. Fjallraven Kanken No.2 The downside to such an agreement is that initiating a domain transfer breaks the contractual agreement and you would lose the remainder of the money you pre-paid. For the rest of us, we’re stuck with selecting the longest possible domain registration period available and ensuring that auto renewal is enabled within our domain’s settings.

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