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ICANN-accredited registrar Own Identity, Inc. offers domain services exclusively to resellers, large domain-portfolio-holders, corporations, attorneys or law firms. If you have more than 500 domain-names or have specific brand protection or research requests and would like to use our services or get a quote, please contact us.

Protect Your Own Identity Online

Protecting Your Brand, Your Trademarks and Your Identity Online has become challenging with the rise of the Internet. Brand abuse, trademark infringement in domain registrations, piracy, unauthorized channels and counterfeit has moved online and risen.

Own Identity, Inc. offers companies, individuals, lawyers and attorneys comprehensive solutions not only for registering and managing domain names and brand protection, but also sophisticated market research tools to get alerted from new domain-registrations that could infringe upon your brand or are confusingly similar to your domains.

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Domain FAQs

Answers to Your Domain Name questions:

What is a Domain Name?

A Domain Name is a unique address, identifier or “identification label” on the World Wide Web defining a “realm” of autonomy and control in the Internet. Domain names or Domains are also hostnames connected to Internet Protocol / IP – addresses and ressources such as web sites. One well-known example is google.com: Whenever you type that domain name in your browser address bar, the name servers will respond with the correct IP address used to connect your computer to the content of the Google search engine.

Domain names are the equivalent of real estate in the Internet, as it gives You exclusive rights to a unique location on the World Wide Web.

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Domain Registrant

ICANN has published the following very useful site which summarizes Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Domain Registrant:

http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/registrant-rights-responsibilities-en.htm

How do I perform a WHOIS lookup on a domain name?

WHOIS stands for “Who is?” and is a utility used to look up information on domain names. This includes contact information as well as some technical information such as the domain’s name servers (DNS) used for service, and certain Status information such as if the domain is OK, clientTransferProhibited etc.
Enter the domain name after clicking on the following link to perform a WHOIS Lookup on it:

WhoIs Lookup

PLEASE NOTE: Some types of domains (TLDs) will not show all information (or will not show any information at all) from WHOIS utilities used outside the the Registry’s website for that type of domain name.

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