Friday, April 27, 2012

Welcome to the future: Death and Digital Assets

If you are reading this blog post, you most likely know your way around the web.  However, do your loved ones know it as well as you do?  If you own digital assets, don't leave it to chance that your loved ones will recognize those assets.

Case in point -- recently my husband had a conversation with a sales person at  Somehow or another the sales person shared a story where a women called in to report her husband's death.  She was informed that he owned half a dozen three letter domain names.  Apparently this meant nothing to her, and she asked if they could be turned off.  By chance, she had reached an honorable employee who told her that three letter domain names were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars!

Don't count on this happening in your situation; I'm certain some assets slip through the cracks of life.  Make a record of digital assets that others may not recognize:

  • domain names
  • You Tube videos
  • blogs
  • web sites
Those are just a few that come to my mind.  We are living in a digital age, yet not everyone appreciates the value in intangible digital assets.  Welcome to the future dear readers!

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