Thursday, March 6, 2014
In working with one of my clients recently, they wanted me to make some updates to their current website. They provided me with the log in information, however it did not work. They tried numerous times to get in touch with the company that built their site, but to no avail. Now my client has learned the dreadful truth, they do not own their domain name, and they cannot get access to their site to make changes or updates. This is a delemma that many businesses have after having shelled out big bucks for a website, etc.
So what should a person/business do?
Here are my suggestions:
- Make sure you deal with someone reputable and ethical
- Check their references
- Research them on the internet
- Buy your own Domain/URL names so that you own them
- Pay for your own Hosting. Again, so that you own it and have access
- Get all your log in/passcodes for all your accounts
If you do the above, you will protect yourself from an unethical Webmaster and/or one that goes out of business.
I work with many clients and I know they trust me, however every account that I set up for them, I provide them with all the log in credentials. I would hate to think if something happen to me, that they would be unable to access their accounts. As a small business owner myself, I would be very upset if someone held me hostage.
Check out the advice from my mentor and good friend Mike Stewart at www.WebsitesYouControlYourself.com
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