Websites 101

A domain name is a unique name or address for a website. I recommend registering your domain name with GoDaddy.  That way even if you change website hosts, your domain name registration will be in the same place.

Preview Website

Over the last few weeks I’ve moved a number of websites to new website hosts. While that sounds like a major undertaking, it’s a pretty straightforward task. One of the few parts of this process that can be tricky is viewing the site on the new website host before the Domain NameRead More →

Website Services

One of the perks of my job is that I can live wherever I want. All I need is an Internet connection. So while I have clients all over the United States, and even a few in other countries, I can live wherever I want.  For a time I livedRead More →

Ask the website developer

One of my customers received a call from GoDaddy recently.  They wanted her to sign up for private domain name registration.  My client had one question.  “What the heck is private registration?” Let’s look at “regular” registration first.  It’s an organized system where people get exclusive use of domain namesRead More →

If you’re thinking about putting up a website one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is what domain name to pick.  Ideally you’d want a domain name that has all of the following qualities: Easy to Remember Make sure that people can remember your domain name.  You wantRead More →

When I help customers set up a website I always have them register the domain name themselves. “This is your website,” I explain. “If I win the lotto and move to an estate in England I want you to have access to your domain name.” It looks as though theRead More →

One of my customers recently received an invoice for domain name registration. She knows that domain name registration is important and that the result of waiting too long can be disastrous. Yet, something didn’t seem right to her. The price seemed high and the company asking for the money, let’sRead More →

Some of my customers have contacted me recently about odd emails that they’ve received.  The emails start out like this:  To comply with the ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) WHOIS policy, we request that you confirm the accuracy of your WHOIS contact information. WHOIS is aRead More →

I was reminding another customer about renewing their domain name yesterday.  This brought up the question of how much is a domain name worth on the open market. Domain names are assets just like a car or a piece of property.  While domain names are reserved or “rented” for aRead More →