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    Is it possible to get a domain for life?

    I am tired of this 1 year, 2 year domain expiry...And top of it, if one forgets to renew the domain name, your complete efforts of building a brand name goes down the drain.

    I ask everyone...is it possible to buy a domain name for life?

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    No according to my knowledge you cannot get a domain for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padalda View Post
    I am tired of this 1 year, 2 year domain expiry...And top of it, if one forgets to renew the domain name, your complete efforts of building a brand name goes down the drain.

    I ask everyone...is it possible to buy a domain name for life?

    No!

    But you can register one for 99 years with Network Solutions. They are the only registrar offering this option. This will surely last your lifetime, unless you manage to live past that age

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    You have to consider what "for life" means. Some people live to 20, some people live to 108. You can't just have domains completely taken off the market because someone chose the billion dollar "for life" option. It'd be nutso.

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    Hello,

    There is sort of a way to get a domain for life. Several hosts include a domain for free for the life of your account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDisk View Post
    Hello,

    There is sort of a way to get a domain for life. Several hosts include a domain for free for the life of your account.
    But what happens if the person decides to switch host? The domain is lost, right?

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    You can but only if you register a .ro (Romania).

    RoTLD - Romanian Top Level Domain

    The registration is 51,26$+VAT(19%), one-time payment. There is no yearly fee at present.
    When yearly fee will be introduced, you will be informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szise View Post
    You can but only if you register a .ro (Romania).

    RoTLD - Romanian Top Level Domain
    Wow, that's cool. I didn't know about that.

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    Once again, my post on WMP was not migrated, so here I go...

    Quote Originally Posted by pandemiya View Post
    It can be transfered with no issues IMHO.
    Nope, the domain is for life as long as you are the client of that host. Once you decide to transfer host, you lose that domain. Hosting companies tie the domain name to your account. They do not give you the domain admin panel access to transfer domains and change name servers. And even if they allow transferring, then it is back to square one. You have to renew your domains from there on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acapulco View Post
    I think that it is possible. Once I came across sibername.com web hosting plans and recognized that they include many free bonuses including free domain name for life. If you buy any web hosting plan and will pay for web hosting during a year, they will renew this domain. Think that this company will be a perfect fit for you.
    Same as above. unless you decide to be engaged with this host till your last breath, you do not have the domain for life. And after your death, the renewal process starts again.

    OP's argument is: If it is possible to own a domain, rather than register to rent it for a renewal period. No you cannot OWN a domain, just rent it for as long as you want.

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    An average person lives for 60/70 years. Do this:

    70 - Your Age = x.

    Register the domain for x years and if you were still alive after that. Use this:

    100 - Your Age = x.

    And if you were still alive then.... Good luck.

    J/K
    Last edited by farooqaaa; 23 August, 2009 at 02:15 AM.

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