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Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by cav, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. cav United Kingdom

    cav Active Member

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    Thinking of the possibility of renting my domains out but not sure how it all works; notably, how do I give someone control of the domain whilst retaining ownership? Is it all to do with DNS settings which I can change through my hosting company??

    Is it best to let someone like Escrow manage it and let them deal with all the technical and legal issues??

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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    try undeveloped.com renting option
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Genuine question.

    Do people rent domains? Unless its an absolute cracker like insurance , mortgage or something of that level. I would have thought even then it would need to be on a right to buy arrangement. I wouldn't spend time developing a brand that could disappear in a heartbeat.
     
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    The same reason I would not buy a .uk when the seller wants to keep.co.uk of a premium domain. Basically getting someone to establish a brand so you can ransom them for the .co.uk which will naturally attract a lot of traffic if the brand grows.
     
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    If it's a real cracker, be careful and read the T&C's of renting on undeveloped. If the renter wants to rent it forever, you have no option to withdraw.
     
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    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Do people rent? I wouldn't want to spend money branding and building my business on the back of a domain that I have no control over. Seems a bit silly.
     
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    I have rented before but always had a right to buy. I feel the risk then swings to the rentee as you could hand back a devalued asset if didn't know what you are doing or got spammy.
     
  9. cav United Kingdom

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    Cheers everyone; reading the opinions above, it has clarified things....I will think I abandon the idea.