Do You Own – And Control Your Domain Name? You May Be Surprised!

All too often, website owners are lax in nailing down ownership and control of valuable domain names, and as a result, are often required to litigate these issues costing them thousands. The case of Dawson v. Brandsberg illustrates these costly mistakes and how to avoid them.

Dawson v. Brandsberg – The Facts

The dispute was between a website operator and developer regarding rights to a domain name that consist of the operator's name: "robertedawson.com". Plaintiff Dawson and his real estate firm (the website operator) hired Defenders Brandsberg (the website developer) to develop a website. A key fact is that there was no written agreement concerning possession or use of the domain name.

Other important facts include:

* Plaintiffs requested Defendant to register the domain name at issue;

* Defendant developed the website associated with the domain name; and

* Plaintiffs paid for the initial registration of the domain name, plus … Read More

Here Are Four Common Steps to Auto Fix It For Me Computer Software Programs:

1. You turn the PC on, it loads through and then reports it cannot find the C Drive

This sounds like a fault hard disk, swap it with another from a working PC, if the problem resolves this way then your drive is bad.

The hard drive is found inside the case, it will have a ribbon attached to the mainboard and one of the power leads from the PSU. It is fixed with screws into the case, undo these, whip out the cables and get yourself a new disk.

Sometimes a reboot will give your disk a little more life, if a reboot does help, then make sure you backup your data straight away and get a new disk in there! This is a best case scenario, normally if the C Drive dies you lose all your data, if you can save it this way then you were lucky!… Read More