Question: Does GoDaddy Own My Domain?

Godaddy owns No domains.

It is a Domain registrar.

It Facilitates a user to secure/protect technical details of a domain name registered through its site .

ICANN Maintains all the DNS.

What happens when you buy a domain name from GoDaddy?

This is done via a domain name “registrar” such as GoDaddy. Registrars are like high street shops – they actually get the domains from wholeseller-equivalents, but provide a convenient way for customers to buy and manage domains. Next, someone has to tell the rest of the Internet that google.com points to 216.58.

Can I buy domain from GoDaddy and host elsewhere?

Yes, you can purchase a domain from GoDaddy (or any Domain Registrar) and then host it on HostGator (or elsewhere) if you wish. There are better Domain Registrars than GoDaddy and better hosts than HostGator. It is easier to purchase your domain and your hosting from the same provider.

Do I own my domain?

You may not own your domain name… really! Just because a domain name has your website hooked up to it, does not mean that you are the legal owner. The registered domain name owner has complete control including what website it points to, what domain name registrar maintains it, and they can even sell it.

When you buy a domain name is it yours forever?

As long as the company remains in business, you keep your domain name. However, if the company goes out of business, your domain name goes with it. There are two ways to buy a domain for life. The first way is to buy only the domain.