You hear it all the time: "Sign on and get a FREE domain registration!" Sometime later, maybe you start experiencing erratic services and you want to transfer your account elsewhere, you get the shocking revelation that YOUR domain name, does not belong to you afterall! Why? You host had made themselves the registrant of YOUR domain name, thus effectively owning the rights to the name.
How can I get a guarantee that by "FREE Domain registration", it means that I will own the exclusive rights to the Domain(s) (i.e that I will be specified as the registrant and owner of the domain names) registered for me, and that I can transfer my domain to another host anytime I am not satisfied with the services of my host?
Better still, please tell me how I can independently register and maintain exclusive ownership of my domain name.