GENERAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Please view our most frequently asked questions surrounding the purchasing of Moon property

    If you have any additional questions that aren't answered here, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

    1. How do I know this is not a fraud?
    2. What is the legal basis for selling extraterrestrial properties?
    3. If this is for real? Why is it a novel gift?
    4. Why is it so cheap?
    5. What name will appear on the Deed?
    6. Can I charge NASA if they land on my property?
    7. What guarantee do I have that you won't sell the same property twice?
    8. What if someone else tries to sell me land on the Moon?
    9. Will my children inherit the property?
    10. Can I buy one of the NASA landing sites?
    11. So what about the future?
    12. And the most important point?

    Answers

    1. How do I know this is not fraud?
    We think, skepticism is a good and healthy thing, but when you are selling a ground breaking product, and you're doing it on a legal basis, correctly and with the best of intentions, skepticism can become a real problem. We do receive, from time to time, a few understandable inquirers asking us if this is a joke or not. We know that the Internet contains many joke sites, as well as many unrepeatable sites designed for purely fraudulent purposes.

    We would like to reassure you that this is not such a site. However, due to the uniqueness of the product on sale here, we wish to give you this written reassurance. It is of course difficult to determine if this is a fraudulent item while you are just sitting there surfing the net. Let us explain what Lunar Landis actually doing. We have been in the business of selling Lunar Property for decades. In all this time, and millions of customers later (and increasing rapidly), we have never had a single unsatisfied customer. We are very proud of this track record. Two former US Presidents and many very prominent celebrities own their Lunar property already. The worldwide press attention Lunar Land is receiving is enormous. (Please view the Press section of our web site for further information.)

    If you still think this is a fraud, we would like you to ask one of the Internet's best known and vigilant consumer watchdog organizations called Better Business Bureau. There you can consult our company register, and see if anyone has filed a complaint against our company. Furthermore, you cannot become a member of Better Business Bureau unless you conduct a legitimate business. If you are still skeptical after that, well, we still don't blame you. Selling property on the Moon through the internet must surely be one of the strangest things you've ever come across.

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    2. What is the legal basis for selling extraterrestrial properties?
    Well, there are several parts to this answer. First, if you want to sell extraterrestrial property (or Earth property for that matter) it must be yours. If the property never belonged to anyone, like the Moon or the other eight planets, you must establish a legal basis of ownership.

    Contrary to popular belief, ownership by individuals of extraterrestrial properties is not forbidden. The 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty stipulates that no government can own extraterrestrial property, but it neglected to mention individuals or corporations. In 1984, the UN attempted to plug this loophole (which they where very aware of), by introducing the ill-fated Moon Treaty. That treaty forbids the exploitation of extraterrestrial resources (which includes ownership) for anyone, also individuals and corporations. The only problem is, that when it was up for vote, out of 185 UN Member Nations, only six supported it. The vast majority of Member States refused to sign it. This makes sense too. Imagine if we find oil on the Moon for example. Should we prohibit its exploitation for the entire human race by law? Surely not. So, to make a long story short, the loophole still exists today, and for a legitimate reason. (More details can be found under our Space Law FAQ section.)

    Therefore, one can become the legal owner of an extraterrestrial body, if you are the first one that claimed it.

    It's a bit like in the old west: He who stakes their claim on a piece of land first, gets the best property. This is modeled on old American law. Such a claim must be registered with your local Governmental Office for claim registries. In regard to Lunar properties, it helps, if this is also done in the USA, as the Americans were the first to walk on the Moon and plant their flag on it. (It could be argued, that if the Moon ever belonged to anyone, it certainly belongs more to the USA than any other nation).

    The kindest reaction of the US Government was actually, that two former Presidents became Moon property owners.

    Finally, please note, that there are a few copycat web sites that have appeared on the Internet also selling extraterrestrial properties. These companies have never made a claim, nor can prove such a claim. Furthermore, they are infringing on Lunar Land's copyright and trademark...and worse...they are pretending to sell our (and your) property! (Needless to say Lunar Land has begun taking legal actions against these fraudulent companies.) If you see such a web site ask them what their legal basis is for selling extraterrestrial properties. Regardless of what they may have or will tell you, please know, Lunar Land was one of the first to sell extraterrestrial property on any celestial body. But as with all good things, good ideas get copied, whether it's illegal to do so or not seems not to affect these people.

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    3. If this is for real? Why is it a novel gift?
    We use this statement in two contexts: The first as defined in the American Heritage Dictionary. The quality of being novel: 1) something new and unusual and 2) a small mass-produced article. Well, property on the Moon definitely falls into these categories.

    The second context is on the recommendation from our legal team when this all began. Classifying the Lunar Land property as a novelty gift helps to avoid any frivolous lawsuits from a foreign country. You should know that this does not diminish the value of the property that you purchase in any way. Every deed is recorded and registered in the International Association Of Human Planetary Exploration (IAOHPE) registration database and every owner's information is listed within that registration.

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    4. Why is it so cheap?
    If it's expensive, not everyone will be able to own an extraterrestrial property which would take all the fun and romance out of it. After all, this is an exciting adventure and we wish to share this with as many people who would like to share it with us.

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    5. What name will appear on the deed?
    If you purchase the Standard Gift Package, the deed comes sealed in a gift pack without a name printed on it. This allows you to fill in your own name or the name of another if you were giving the property as a gift or otherwise.

    If you purchased any other Gift Package, the name you specify in the checkout process will be imprinted on the deed.

    Registering your acre of the Moon is an easy yet important part of the package. Each deed of Lunar Land property is unique and no acre of land can be sold twice. Providing the necessary information for the new land owner to be registered with the International Association Of Human Planetary Exploration (IAOHPE) ensures that the property holder is listed on file in the database for all landowners.

    (Please note that your deed and title are intended to represent legal documents. Please enter the complete, full legal name of the property owner on the Lunar Land Deed.)

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    6. Can I charge NASA if they land on my property?
    No you cannot. No celestial body is owned by NASA and they have never claimed them.

    Further, the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which is law, clearly states that the Moon and the other celestial bodies are the heritage of all mankind for the purposes of exploration. So NASA can do what they like and go where they like, as long as they are exploring. But if someone wants to build a house or drill for minerals or water on your property, that is quite a different issue altogether.

    Lunar Land has never and will never sell a past or planned NASA landing site on any celestial body.

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    7. What guarantee do I have that you won't sell the same property twice?
    No property is sold twice. The land has been carefully mapped out and a database is held of all property registrations.

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    8. What if someone else tries to sell me land on the Moon?
    Should anyone else claim to be selling Lunar Land products, they are doing so in an unlawful manner.

    These companies have never made, nor can prove such a claim. Furthermore, they are infringing on the Lunar Land's copyright...and worse...they are pretending to sell our (and your) property! (Needless to say Lunar Land has begun taking legal actions against these fraudulent companies.) If you see such a web site, ask them what their legal basis is for selling extraterrestrial properties.

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    9. Will my children inherit the property?
    Absolutely, or whomever you decide to leave it to. This is actually one of the important points about buying an extraterrestrial property. It may turn out to become a valuable investment to future generations. We may not be able to get there yet and live there on a constant basis, but it is pretty certain that one day we will be able to live on many planets and moons in the Solar System. In a few hundred years for example, large colonies on the Moon are a probable reality. The Artemis Project is already planning a profitable lunar venture and colony, and the Japanese have been planning to go back to the Moon for commercial reasons for quite some time now. Undoubtedly, it will happen.

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    10. Can I buy one of the NASA landing sites?
    Unfortunately, certain places on the Moon and the other planets are not for sale because we firmly believe that they should remain for the good of all Mankind. This includes all the Apollo Landing sites, the Viking and Pathfinder landing sites, the Face and Pyramids of Mars, as well as the crater on the Moon on which water has apparently been found, but not yet confirmed. It would be irresponsible of Lunar Land to sell these historic areas and sole natural resources.

    Furthermore, you should know that the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 declares the Moon as "the heritage of all Mankind, for the purposes of exploration", and that is pretty clear and unambiguous. This means that even if you have your property, if NASA wishes to land on it to explore, they can, and they have a perfect legal right to do so. If however someone wants to land on your property to do something else, such as build or mine minerals, that is a different issue entirely.

    Yes, this does mean that NASA can go where they wish. Apart from that, we at Lunar Land have no desire at all to stop NASA doing what it is that they do best, even if the bodies in question have been claimed by us. After all, without these pioneers, we wouldn't even know what the place looks like, never mind be able to sell it.

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    11. So what about the future?
    Lunar Land is currently selling property on Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter Moon's Io. Also, other planets and moons within our solar system are being considered.

    Humanity's survival depends on moving out into the cosmos while the window of opportunity for doing so still exists.

    Besides helping to ensure the survival of humankind, the settling of space - including the establishment of permanent human settlements on the moon and Mars - will bring incalculable economic and social benefits to all nations.

    The settlement of space would benefit all of humanity. It would open a new frontier, provide resources and room for growth of the human race without despoiling the Earth, energize our society, and create a lifeboat so that humanity could survive even a planetwide catastrophe.

    Now is the time for the settling of space to leap from the pages of fiction to reality. It is now time to ignite what future historians will regard as the human species' greatest endeavor.

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    12. And the most important point?

    In all of that, let's not miss the most important point of all....and it specifically applies to the Moon: What is the Moon to us?

    The Moon is a symbol of hope, romance, achievement and change, all rolled into one. There is nothing more symbolic and romantic on Earth one can give to a loved one. It is not a fad we can toy with, it is not something that will ever lose its appeal. When you buy your property on the Moon or any other planet, please enjoy it, because that is what this really is all about. You can look into the night sky and say "I own a piece of that!"