Secure domain name registration

Started by Djohnavid021, Mar 05, 2023, 02:18 AM

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Recently, there have been numerous articles discussing the security and privacy of email servers. These articles provide guidance on how to secure your mail server and establish a private connection. The ultimate goal is to ensure independence from mail services and maintain full control over your mailing address, with the added assurance that even detractors cannot gain access to it, even by leveraging administrative resources.

While most aspects of this topic have been thoroughly explored, there is one crucial point that seems to be overlooked - domain registration. Encrypting communication channels and hosting servers abroad are beneficial measures, but if someone manages to seize your domain, all incoming mail will no longer belong to you. This brings us to an important question: How, where, and which domain should one register to prevent it from being taken away?

Here are a few scenarios to consider:

1. Involvement of Government Entities: State structures may exert pressure on registrars in order to gain control over a domain. Consequently, a civil servant might then be able to exploit your domain, possibly even using it for personal purposes like accessing your Spotify subscription.

2. Patent Trolls: Although this term may not precisely apply, individuals who maliciously register trademarks similar to your domain name can cause significant problems. They can assert ownership rights and potentially acquire your domain as a result.

3. Unforeseen Circumstances: There could be other possibilities that haven't been considered, such as an existing trademark that conflicts with your chosen domain.

Finally, it's important to also consider the restrictions imposed by different domain zones. For example, there may be limitations when it comes to choosing between .org or .com domains.


Obtaining ownership of a domain is not as straightforward as many people believe for some reason.

Take, for instance, the well-known case of the domain, which is owned by an individual with the same last name. The automaker filed a lawsuit against him for a period of 10 years, spending millions of dollars in the process. However, the owner retained the domain without any possibility for appeal, despite the fact that the company could have simply offered him a significant sum of money.

There exists a substantial community of domainers who make a living from buying and reselling domains. If it were so effortless to forcibly acquire domains, they would have been out of business long ago.

In reality, complications may only arise if you utilize someone's name for commercial purposes. In all other cases, it would be easier to make a lucrative proposal rather than resorting to legal battles.


To my knowledge, there haven't been many instances of such occurrences. In such situations, one can opt to register a domain in international domain zones, such as com/org/net, and so on.

While it is rare, there have been cases where individuals registered domains resembling those of government agencies.

Typically, demonstrating that you registered your domain long before their establishment prompts them to back off. Alternatively, they may attempt to resolve the situation by offering financial compensation or initiating legal proceedings if they perceive you as a domain troll.

Regardless, in any scenario, the potential loss is limited to the domain itself, and not the associated email services.