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Jul182011

Make That Five Tips for Your Domain

Hypebot posted a nice article with three tips about your own domain. Good tips. But I want to add two more tips that I think are even more important and come from my personal experience working with many clients.

1. Auto Renew – Set your domain to auto renew. Just do it! I promise you will not be sorry. This means that when your domain expires it will automatically be renewed, with no interruptions. I have had too many experiences with clients, large and small, who did not auto renew their domain and did not notice the emails being sent to them to alert them to the need to renew. One day somebody notices the website is down and the panic begins. The scramble begins to quickly get the domain renewed and back online, in the meantime your site is down and often replaced with a generic page. This leads into tip number two.

2. Master List – Keep a master list of where your domain is managed and the site is hosted; company name, company url, tech support number, username and password. Note, your hosting company can be different than the company managing your domain. Make sure you know both. When you are in a scramble to get your site back online, or just want to move your site you are going to need this information.

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Reader Comments (4)

And, a key tip - don't buy your domain name and hosting from the same place.

A problem with one can be easily rectified if they are separate, but is a nightmare if they are at the same place.

July 18 | Unregistered CommenterIan

I have no issues buying domains from Godaddy, but I will not use them for any other service. I personally love Hostgator.com for hosting services.

Nice article, thanks for the information.

July 18 | Unregistered Commenterrental mobil

If you build a musician site with HostBaby, we'll auto renew your domain automatically--so you don't have to worry about it. We also offer free domain privacy. Free alias and redirects. No up-sell gauntlet like GoDaddy.

Just say'n

:)

Chris @ HostBaby
Build a Musician Website in Minutes

July 26 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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