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 names
I’ve often written about the importance of renewing domain names. Domain names are registered by the website owner and there’s an annual registration fee. Once that fee runs out, then another party can register that name. The subject came up recently in the news. Brian McCrary was a disgruntled man.
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 want
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 the
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’s
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 a