How safe is your domain name?
For businesses, your domain name can become you of your most important assets. Your website becomes who you are and how you are perceived by your customers. If your website is not up and running, easy to navigate, and gives the customer everything they need quickly the customer will move on to somewhere else.
Suppose one day you log on your website and find out it has been parked and no longer yours. That is the scenario that the Small Business Trends blog talks about today. They give three suggestions to make sure that does not happen to you.
Make sure that you are the one the registers your domain name and that you are the primary contact person. Do not allow your web designer to put in their name or have an employee register it for you. Either one of these could cost you your website and ultimately your business.
Also make sure you know when your domain names expire and keep them up to date. Some companies will automatically renew your domain names for you when they come up so you do not have to worry about it. This should be on your checklist of services you look at one shopping for the right hosting service.