Keep your website details safe

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.

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.

Domains

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

Hosting

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