PC Magazine Article Cites Registrars Ability To Delete Your Domains For No Reason

Deleting domains

So PC Magazine UK recently wrote an article titled – How to Register a Domain Name for your Website, which like it sounds is a pretty straight-forward article about registering domain names. While the article covered a lot of basic topics, it also went into strange territory as I stated in the title of this post, here’s the quote:

“Many contracts contain a clause letting the registrar delete your domain name for no apparent reason. The implication, of course, is that the domain name is the registrar’s, not yours.” (Source – PC Magazine UK)


Did I miss something? While I’m sure there are clauses around deleting domain names, it seems like the domain world would descend into chaos if registrars just started deleting domains for no reason. Something tells me someone read a registrar’s TOS and interpreted things incorrectly…but I’ll admit, I’ve never read the agreements in detail myself so who knows.

That being said, if I bought a domain for $500,000 and the next day my registrar delated it, safe to say I’d be a little upset.

What do you think? Can registrars just delete your domains for no apparent reason? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton