Who Legally Owns A Domain Name?

How do I prove ownership of a domain name?

How to Check for Domain Name Ownership.

You can check whether or not your domain is registered to you on the website http://whois.domaintools.com.

Whosis offers an easy, domain owner lookup to determine the registrant of your site..

Who controls a domain?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit organization that oversees the assignment of both IP addresses and domain names.

Can a person legally own a domain name?

II. Since the domain names are registered on first come first serve basis and need no prior approval from any authority about the proprietary rights over the trade name. Which means any person can register a domain name without showing ownership of the trademark/name used n the domain name (however popular it may be).

Who actually owns domain names?

No one owns domain names; they merely pay for the use of them for a while. The public deals with domain name registrars, which often take the form of web hosting providers or other entities that provide online services.