Shared Domain partnership - Is there such a thing

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Hello,

I would like to have domains being registered under my name and also my partner's name. the domain has to bear both of our names.

Is that possible?

Is there a domain service provider that provides this service?

Please let me know

many thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    incorporate and register domain under corporation name.

    Contact an attorney for details on how to do this

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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    There is only one administrative contact for the domain. Maybe you could do it under a corporation. You would probably have to register it under the company or foundation you operated.
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by time4vps View Post

      There is only one administrative contact for the domain. Maybe you could do it under a corporation. You would probably have to register it under the company or foundation you operated.
      Oh look, you just repeated what Al said..........
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffatrackaid
    As the others have stated, have a business entity own the domain. Also, create a document that outlines who should retain ownership of the domains, how they should be valued, etc. in case of a split.

    A couple of years ago, a managed hosting customer of ours had a falling out with his partner. All of the domains were registered under the name of the minority (35%) shareholder who was the self-proclaimed CTO.

    When the disagreement broke out, the CTO moved all of the domains to another registry without the knowledge of his partner.

    Unknown to the owner, the CTO had developed competing niche properties on the side. As the disagreement continued, the CTO switched the DNS and set all of the sites to send a 301 redirect to the sites he owned.

    As a hosting provider, there was nothing we could do. Eventually the majority shareholder had to go to court to resolve the issue. By that point, most the SEO value of the original domains had propagated to the ones setup by the CTO. After months, the majority owner secure the rights to the domains. At which point the traffic had dropped to near 0.

    Similarly, never let your employees, web developers, marketing managers etc. register any domains in any name but your business name. Also, try to keep all of your domains under on registrar to spot any funny business happening.
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