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    Is it possible to register one domain for several people?

    I am sorry for asking this unusual question, nevertheless, I am just wondering if we need to share domain ownership between two persons will it be possible to do? Can the domain have two owners at the same time? I have never seen anything like this in my practice that's why decided to ask forum members?

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    There is only one administrative contact for the domain. maybe you could do it under a corporation.
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    Agreed, you would probably have to register it under the company or foundation you operated. I haven't seen that practice either.

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    In theory there can't be several owners of a domain.
    If there is a dispute of sorts and two owners argue about the domain, there's no way to decide who is the rightful owner.
    You can have different registrants, admin and tech contacts though, and as others said you can have it under a company name.

    But there's no way to list two registrants under the same domain, so at some point or another you will have to have one person or one company as the owner.

    This doesn't mean several people can't /use/ the domain however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybercast View Post
    There is only one administrative contact for the domain.
    The registrant is the "owner" not the admin contact.
    Tell them to pick one person to "own" it, and sign a legal agreement between them that they are co-owners.
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    If you're looking for two owners to manage aspects of the domain; Godaddy allow this through their folder-based domain system.

    If you're looking towards the legal side of things, business-based registration would be your best bet, even still partnership registration is also an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eG-Dan View Post
    If you're looking for two owners to manage aspects of the domain; Godaddy allow this through their folder-based domain system.
    Yes, I mean this. Could you, please, tell me about this in detail?

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    I'm not with Godaddy for any of my domains anymore, I'm sure they have a help-based article about it on their website

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    There isn't any way to list multiple registrants. If you are worried about it the only real way to do it would be to do as Bear says and have a legal contract that states ownership is shared.

    If it's very important, you may want to consult an attorney as I'm not an attorney.

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    Domain ownership can be shared. You can form a corporation or a simple partnership. The domain could be considered as one of the assets, so in case the domain gets sold, all partners would be entitled to their share.

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    As stated above there can only be one registrant, but the registrant could be an entity or corporation with many directors/officers responsible for the domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coax View Post
    But there's no way to list two registrants under the same domain
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    There isn't any way to list multiple registrants.
    It merely depends on the registrar or service provider's character limit for putting the registrant name. But as you two and others said, there can be issues with that should an ownership dispute occur.

    Andreyfidrya, I once had a case like that in my previous registrar life where the domain showed two persons. Unfortunately the two fought and even demanded we intervene, which we replied to both we're not legally empowered to mediate their dispute.

    If you really want that sort of arrangement, look into some members' suggestion of putting in some kind of corporation or LLC. Or whatever legal entity your jurisdiction allows for shared ownership of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eG-Dan View Post
    I'm not with Godaddy for any of my domains anymore, I'm sure they have a help-based article about it on their website
    Having searched their site far and wide I didn't manage to find it there.

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    Well, legally, as others said .. no options two persons can manage a single domain. But create a partnership deed and put that partnership firm as the Registrant. Remember, Registrant is the real owner of your domain. This contact can override admin contact as well.

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    hmm as other have said... it is true .. you cannot have two registrants or more for one domain... Maybe you can have different info/name for admin and tech contact and registrant...

    But yes... not in the owner/registrant, only one name allowed
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    not possible. There can only be one registrant/owner and one domain name account provided.
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