In a Microsoft Domain Name
Management Blunder, They Almost Lost Their Domain Name.
Don't Lose Yours.
Take a look at this article link. Microsoft was able
to divert a serious mishap because the person that picked
up their UK domain name was kind enough to give it back
without a struggle.
Name Management Blunder
To ensure that you will never lose your domain name(s)
you must set up a smart domain name management system.
Consider the following...
1. Set up a business process that includes maintaining
a list of all your domains with the expiration dates
next to them. Look at it at least once per year. Keep
your registrar, user name, and password, handy so you
can check or change status as needed.
2. Confirm that all of your contact information is
correct in the whois database at your registrar. Your
correct and current email address is especially important,
because registrars use email to notify you of expirations
or required actions about your domain name.
3. If you have dormant domain names, why not point
them to your active web site. Extra traffic never hurts
and there are plenty of people around the world that
"type in" domain names to find what their
looking for. If your spare domain names don't apply
to your regular web site, consider pointing them to
revenue generating affiliate programs or advertisers.
4. If you have a large base of employees, some of which
register domain names, set a policy that they report
all domain registrations for the company to a central
depository and keep good records. Many important company
domain names have been lost to departing employees because
the employee listed their personal email address as
the "Administrative Contact" and took the
domain with them when they left the company.
5. Consolidate your domains in one account at one registrar
to make the job of managing your domain names easier.
You can do this all at AffinityDomain.com,
our wholesale domain registration and service web site.
New domain registrations and transfers are only $9.95
per year (com, net, & org). AffinityDomain.com makes
domain name management a simple process.