Domain Names as Personal Property

Apr 4, 2014 | Latest News


Recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision has determined that “.ca” domain names are personal property independent of any registration in any public office.

Now there is a precedent for recovering a highjacked domain name. The examples of highjacking we see? A disgruntled business associate, partner or designer/tech support, anyone who might have registered your name on your behalf, but in their name!

The decision clarifies “.ca” domain name ownership, making your .ca domain name ownership even more secure from highjackers.

With security of ownership, as personal property, a domain name could conceivably be used as collateral, valued as an asset, or as part of the valuation of a business.


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Submit your domain search with the extension you wish to use, i.e., .ca, .net, .org, etc.


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