Can your website be stolen?Written by George McKee
Many individuals and businesses have a web site but few understand their rights to ownership of that site, or their responsibility to maintain that ownership. I bring this up because of a call I received last week from an individual whose website was “stolen”. They went on Internet other day to look at their website and something completely different appeared. Someone else was using their name and promoting a completely different product than original owners had. In this example, no crime was committed. I will explain.
When you create a website, there are three costs involved. The first is purchase of your domain name or URL as it is sometimes referred. This is unique address you type into browser to find your site such as www.yourname.com or www.buymystuff.net. These can be purchased from hundreds of sites on Internet and are not that expensive. You can purchase these for a minimum of one year and for multiple years if desired. Once purchased, your domain need to be “pointed to” physical computer that your website will reside on.
The second cost involved is purchase of hosting package. This is money you pay to rent a space on one of thousands of web servers located all over world. There are free hosting packages available but they have their disadvantages and I won’t go into that here. Most people host their site on an ISP (Internet Service Provider) that is in their geographical area although there is no reason not to host on a server half way around world, if it is a good, inexpensive, and reliable hosting server.
The third cost is to have your website created and maintained by a website designer of your choosing. Many people like to do this part themselves and there are many programs and books out there to help you create your own website. Many times customer will have a website designer take care of all three steps for them and just pay one fee. The web designer sends your website from his computer where he/she created it up to server and can take care of all details regarding #1 and #2 above.
Re-assignment of pre-registered aero-domainsWritten by Hans-Peter Oswald
ICANN accredited Registrar Secura announces today, that Secura as registrar supports all steps, which SITA has made, in order to pre-register industrial codes of aviation community as aero-domains. Eligible companies (airlines and airports) can now register pre-registered domains at https://www.domainregistry.de/aero.html (English) or https://www.domainregistry.de/aero-domains.html (German).
SITA, sponsor of .aero, has announced changes in domain registration policy. All domain names corresponding to airline and airport codes are active
Following recommendation of Dot Aero Council, SITA activated all domain names corresponding to airline and airport industry codes. All two character airline codes, all location codes allocated to municipal areas and airports and all three letter airline codes of IATA airlines have been pre-registered. These new domain names are now "active" and work as web sites until time, eligible airline and airports assume responsibility and control of their domain names.