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It happens all too often that I run into a client that has no control over their domain. Building a website can be a confusing process and the minimal cost of the actual .com itself, usually around $12.00 – $15.00, is deceptively small.
You need to think about a .COM like a small piece of digital real estate that you build up equity in. While you may have paid 15.00 for the domain each year the cost you put into running your site and upgrading it, maintaining it, basically giving it love so it works for you, is an expenditure that far exceeds the actual cost of the name itself. It can trick you into thinking domains are cheep… not so… domains are worth millions.
I ran into a really sticky situation. A client needed to transfer servers, they didn’t know how to access their account, the name it was registered under was the name of a developer he had 3 years ago that didn’t work out. All the information on the actual domain registry was invalid. You called the number, disconnected. You emailed the address, bounced back. What can you do in this situation? It was a really good domain name too. At this point all kinds of disaster scenarios were running through my mind. What if that developer was selling it to another smoke shop who would just point it at their domain so we couldn’t have it.
You can’t do anything if this is the case. Luckily my client found the info the developer had sent over and my lamenting of this persona was all in vain and a waste of time. So many times its the case in web development that patience is the answer to the problem. But it was a valuable lesson worth sharing.
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