domain name registration

Domain Names, a Corporate Asset

6915881_squareIt’s very important that your domain name be in an account in your name, with your current contact info, and with your updated credit card info.

Here’s why.

All too many domains are registered by a Webmaster on behalf of a client and are set up in that Webmaster’s account.    This is a problem.  Domain names are a very important corporate asset, and you need to be the owner of your own domain name.  I’ve seen all too many people lose their website because their Webmaster disappeared.  It really puts you in a bind.

 

That’s why we always set you up with your own account at www.hammock-registration.com.

 

By |April 12th, 2013|Domain Name Registration, Security|0 Comments

Google Keyword Planner (was Google Keyword Tool)

All else equal, it’s better to have your keywords or keyphrases (the words people type into Google to find what you’re selling) in your domain name.  To find out what people are searching for, don’t make any assumptions, but rather use the free Google Keyword Tool.  Here’s how: […]

Updating your Email and Credit Card info with your Registrar

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By |August 2nd, 2012|Domain Name Registration, Tutorials, Website Resources|1 Comment

Domain Name Registration Renewal Scams

Once you register a domain name, you will receive reminders to renew your domain name before it expires.  Here’s what you should do.

Do not follow the instructions in the email or letter!

If you do, there’s a good chance you’re falling victim to a scam.  These innocent looking reminders to renew are really solicitations to move your domain name from your current registrar to theirs.  These scammers’ prices are always ridiculously high.

Here’s what you should do:

If www.hammock-registration.com is your registrar, then go straight to www.hammock-registration.com, login, and see if your domain name needs to be renewed.  (If you need your login, just email me at scott@hammock.net)

If you’re using some other registrar, go directly to that registrar and do the same.

If you’re not sure who your registrar is, go to www.coolwhois.com or www.betterwhois.com and search for your domain name.  If you see that your registrar is Enom, that may be www.hammock-registration.com.  Enom specializes in reseller accounts, of which I am one.

Here are some examples of the scams I’ve received:  domain-name-registration-scams

You’ll probably get the same scams for renewing yellow pages listings.  It’s a dangerous world out there!

By the way, Domain Registry of America has an F with the BBB.  (as of 2/4/13)

Remember, NEVER click your way from an email to a website if…

  • You need to login to that site, this is how login info is stolen.
  • The website is financial in nature–bank, PayPal, etc.
  • The site offers to sell anything.

 

By |July 6th, 2012|Domain Name Registration, Website Resources|0 Comments