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When a Registrant dies ...

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  1. keys United Kingdom

    keys Well-Known Member

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    What happens to their .uk domain/s?

    Can they be transferred by an executor, or will Nominet delete them as they do with domains registered to dissolved companies?
     
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    Good question, like to know the answer also.
     
  4. Jac

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    When a registrant dies


    Terms and Conditions Clause 18 currently states:

    If you are an individual, this contract will end if you die and the person legally appointed to deal with your assets after you die does not transfer the domain name (either to themselves or someone else) within a year of your death (or the end of their appointment, whichever comes first).

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    James Conaghan
     
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  6. keys United Kingdom

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    A complete answer within 25 minutes - what took you so long?

    Thanks James
     
  7. Jac

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    As far as I know it is regarded as a normal transfer, so the 30 quid would probably still be a cost.

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    I can see the vultures now ... death announcement column of the paper in once hand, PRSS in the other...
     
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    Mind you if it's bulk it's only £70 so it's not a lot, just the wife would have enough to think about at the time of a funeral, just goes to show you should get those wills written.
     
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    "The signatures for Transferor and Transferee must be from different people." ??
     
  11. tmsdomreg

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    You contact the deceased for their signature via a OuiJa board ;)

    Peter
     
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    New SedoMystic offering for domain aquisition
     
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    Shock horror... but even Nominet understands that a dead person can't sign a form. So I would hazard a wild guess that they'd do what they do in the case of a sole director of a limited company who wants to transfer a domain name owned by the company to himself. The one party can sign for both.

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    Or would it be acceptable, at the time of making your will, to sign a transfer authorisation and leave that with your Solicitor who could action it at the appropriate time and send it to Nominet with the beneficiary's signature/acceptance attached?

    Peter
     
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    Now that's an interesting point! I'll take it under advisement ... which is a subtle way of saying I don't know but I'll ask! ;)

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    James Conaghan
     
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    If you left no instructions as to where they go after your brown bread do they automatically go to next to kin?
     
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    If you leave no will then you die "intestate" which is a whole subject in itself... It's not as simple as "next of kin", it all depends on what relatives you have.

    Look it up on Google to see who'll be getting all your domains :)
     
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    Thanks, James, I'll be very interested to know as I have a lot of domains (including the family name) that I'd want to "leave" to the kids, and to be truthful I'd not thought about the legal transfer implications until this thread started.:)

    Peter
     
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