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Who Owns Your Domain Name?

This might sound like a silly question at first, especially if you have a thriving website that’s been active for years. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that domain names and websites are separate entities that co-exist together, and an improperly configured domain name can affect access to your website, email and more.

Think of your hosting company as your website’s home. It’s a structure which houses all the contents. Like your home, it has an address. However, what good is an address without a GPS or map to provide route guidance? That’s where the domain name comes into play. It basically provides directions to get to your website, email servers and other online services. If the information stored in your domain name isn’t correct, your website visitors and email will get lost and never reach you.

With that being said, here are a few questions to consider:

  • Do you know where your domain name was registered?
  • Do you have login information to access the domain name settings?
  • Do you know when your domain name expires?

If you answered “No” to any of the above questions, who really owns your domain name? Because, quite frankly, it isn’t you. What happens if your hosting company needs to change your website’s address? What happens if you change to a new email provider? Or, worst yet, what happens if your domain name expires and your website AND email go down?

Don’t wait until a problem forces you to NEED this information! If you’re unsure where your domain name is registered or when it expires, we can help. Just contact us!

After all, why build a beautiful website that no one can see?

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