If you’re new and scouring the ‘Net for a place to register your desired domain name, you’ll likely come across websites charging anywhere from $35 a year to as low as $1.99 a year. More often than not, you’ll choose the lower-priced one because it’s cheaper.
There are literally hundreds of places where you can register your domain name with. There are so many around it’s enough to make your head spin.
But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. And to whom you’re registering and managing your domain name with is no exception.
What many people who wish to “put up a website” don’t know is they might have little control or “say” (or even none at all) over managing the domain name they registered. While it’s a reality many people don’t know and probably don’t care about this, what they don’t know can and might hurt them.
Whatever their reasons and busines models, many domain providers will give you a limited degree of control and access to the domain name and your website hosting. However, they can retain full control and even ownership of the domain name itself.
It’s well and good if you’re having a relatively good experience with your chosen company for your website hosting and domain name needs.
But if you’re not happy with them and decide to cancel and transfer, then that’s where the unwanted headaches might occur.
Nowadays you virtually agree to your provider’s terms the moment you sign up with them. Depending on the circumstances and the terms, they can deny you access to your domain name and even prevent you from transferring it to another provider of your choice.
If that happens, it can potentially cost time, money and effort to try to regain the domain name. And you don’t have any assurance whatsoever you’ll be successful in getting it back.
When browing through your potential list of domain providers, don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions you have regarding how they handle domain name issues. Their answer to your questions can help shape your decision as to whom to take your chances with.
About The Author
Copyright (c) 2006 DaveZan.com.
Dave Zan is dedicated to helping the ordinary lay person understand how and why domain names work the way they do. You can learn and even get a free report at his blog at www.DaveZan.com