Who owns your site?

Over the past few months I’ve come across a few disgruntled web owners….

For one reason or another they’ve been dissatisfied with the service they’ve been receiving from their web company or hosting company..

They’ve decided to quit their losses and move on to someone they feel they can trust.

Except there’s one small problem….

They’ve just realised that they  don’t actually own their website domain name…the web company does!!

Which as you can imagine makes for all sorts of problems! Of course these can always be sorted but can often involve a lengthy process of proving to the domain registrar company  that you actually own the name.

We always tell clients to register their own domain name, so it belongs fully to them and then heaven forbid they should want to move away from us – its a simple process.

Do you own your own domain name? Not sure?

Find out here and if you don’t recognise the registrar, or have an account with them, then chances are you are not in control of your domain name. Simply create a new account with the same registrar as shown and ask your web contact to transfer it into your account. 

A good web company will be happy to do this –  make sure though that if they’ve been charging you annual name domain registration fees they don’t continue to do so! And make sure you make a diary date of when the renewal fees are due (this will be shown on the details you’ve just linked to) – or better still click automatic renewal so its one less thing for you to have to remember!

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