July 11, 2021

Suppose I have a domain and an email on that domain. What can prevent anyone to register that same email if I lose the domain?

Suppose I have a domain xyz.com and I register an email like [email protected] And that I use it as my main email, where I receive most of my stuff and it is also the email I use to register on other websites.

If something happens and I lose the domain (I die, for example), what can prevent anyone else in the near future to register that same domain when the registrar releases it and set the same email I used and start receiving the emails sent to it? Or to go to the websites I registered and ask to change the password of all of those sites?



Yeah nothing can stop that. Once the domain is released anyone can grab it and “steal” your address and they’ll receive any emails sent to it .


Who cares. You are dead in your hypothetical situation.

The answer is to not die. Or purchase as long of a registration for your domain as possible. Some offer 99 years. Or set up a trust to re-register your domain until it runs out of money.

There is no way to prevent someone else from purchasing “your” domain after you cease paying for it.


Nothing can stop someone doing that in that circumstance.

Look after your domains. :-)

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