If you’ve got a website for your business it’s essential that you have ownership of it and that means keeping your domain and hosting details nice and safe.
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I’ve seen this scenario on several occasions. A business owner loses contact with the designer who made their website and they end up with no idea where their site is hosted and no way of renewing their domain or their hosting.
By following a few simple steps you can avoid any potential problems.
If someone is purchasing and registering a domain on your behalf make sure:
they tell you which company the domain is registered with
they register your domain with your details, not theirs
they give you connection details to the domain control panel
you’re set up to receive notification emails when your domain is due for renewal
If someone is purchasing hosting on your behalf make sure:
they give you the name and contact details of the company hosting your site
they give you connection details to the hosting control panel
you’re set up to receive notification emails when your hosting is due for renewal
“John designed a fantastic website for my dance company. He really listened and understood the personality of the company. The site is clear and easy to navigate as well as being visually lovely. He has endless patience with those of us who are technically challenged.”
“John picked up a feel for our business before doing the design and we are very happy with it. All the way through he has kept us updated and offered suggestions and solutions when we were unclear. Always very professional and efficient, John kept us informed by email or phone at all times.”
“In every aspect of the website development, John has been helpful, friendly, collaborative and approachable. He answered questions promptly and nothing was too much trouble. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him.”
“John runs the website of the company I work for and it's part of my job to develop it and keep it updated with fresh content. John is extremely quick to receive and implement any new content I send him, and he often comes up with new and better ideas of how our website can be improved and advanced as our business grows.”
Eddie Stephenson, Calibre Metalwork
“I can honestly say that working with John was an absolute pleasure. The end result was a superb website that I can manage myself, which was delivered to budget.”
“John invested a significant amount of time into planning and designing our website. He successfully created a fresh looking, responsive website and has continued to provide support to help me get to grips with our content management system.”