Discussion in 'General Board' started by diablo, Jan 31, 2014.
Not the cheeriest of thoughts I know, but what would happen to your domain names if you died?
Well if you had nothing in place it's a simple answer they would expire and drop...
This has come up a few times in the past, most notably when Matt W passed away.
Yes, but it's something that few of us think about unless nudged to put a plan in place.
I thought it would be an idea to have a thread that gave people ideas of getting everything organised before the worst happened.
My situation is quite complexed by the very nature of running businesses, multiple banks, property etc, so apart from the obvious will, I've just had to put detailed information in a basic document that gives instructions to my o/h on what to do. Quite honestly, I'd hope it isn't needed just for the fact that I'd not wish having to sort it out on anyone, least of all a grieving widow!
Make a list of all usernames and passwords to all your online identities, registrars, hosting etc. May be relevant to online banking or any other such online profiles. encrypt this data and share it with your most trusted family member or executor.
A similar discussion came up once about iTunes media.
quite a few online articles on this subject.
I was thinking a while ago, it maybe good if a group of trusted members formed a committee of sorts (so people could be replaced as they leave or move on) where our loved ones could be left simple details of contact these people.
I think this is a great idea. I have already said to my family if anything happens to me that there are a lot of very good people on Acorn with the ability and honesty to help.
I found this:
How would someone unencrypt it though? Is there a key or something.
For OpenOffice (which I use):
Protecting Content in OpenOffice
All documents that are saved in OpenDocument format can be saved with a password. Documents that are saved with a password cannot be opened without the password. The content is secured so that it cannot be read with an external editor. This applies to content, graphics and OLE objects.
Turning on protection
Choose File - Save As and mark the Save with password check box. Save the document.
Turning off protection
Open the document, entering the correct password. Choose File - Save As and clear the Save with password check box.
If if die my domains will be auctioned off to pay for Michelle Keegan to squat on my corpse prior to being cremated.
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