First of all, you should register the name with a registrar that recognizes your right to **real** ownership of the domain, as opposed to NSI's contention that you are "just renting" it. :-( eg. http://www.gandi.net/ then when you actually create the name make sure that you specify the owner as, at the very least, the administrative contact person as this is the one who controls the domain. for the tech contact person you can specify the ISP/host. you can check this by doing whois lookup. eg here http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois Regards, GEORGE DONNELLY george at cyklotron.com http://cyklotron.com/ The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. --Ayn Rand > A quick question. When registering a domain name through an ISP what do I > need to do to keep ownership of the name? So that if need be I can move > ISPs in the future but keep the domain name without any trouble!