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Domains in a divorce

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  1. scottmccloud

    scottmccloud Active Member

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    Have domains ever come up in a divorce case, that is, has a court ever placed a value on domains owned by one party as part of a settlement, and if so, what was it and how did they value them?

    I'd be interested in finding out the answer, basically due to the totally subjective nature of domain valuation.

    I'm not getting divorced, it's one of those questions I've always wondered about.
     
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  3. Edwin

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    From a US site (UK law may be different)

    http://www.dallasbar.org/content/digital-and-virtual-assets-divorce
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hypothetically speaking, I wonder what happens when one party to the divorce is extremely tech savvy, and the other is completely in the dark about such matters ("Oh, I leave all that sort of thing to my partner...")?

    Probably best not to answer :)
     
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    Thanks Edwin, that was something I thought of as well.

    Could purchasing domains in such an instance be used as a way of devaluing one's assets that were to be assessed in court as part of a possible settlement?
     
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    I valued them @ £1 each! I think if your partner was a domainer, they might not let that pass! :cool:
     
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    Depends if the names are under your name or a company for starters. Company would obviously mean they can't be touched. Otherwise, as said, it's going to be down to whether the partner understands their value.
     
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    Give her all the .org.uk's
     
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    Of course, if they're under the company name, you'll be kissing goodbye to 50% of your share of that anyway! :)
     
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    lol
     
  12. murph

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    Hmm....uh oh... Time to reassess lol
     
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    Lol. :)
     
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    :evil: :evil: :evil:

    Give him all the .ltd.uk's :lol: :lol: :cool:!
     
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    Hahaha.
     
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