Austin Business Journal Guest Article: Biz Experts: Make Sure You're the Master of Your Domain


Does your company control its domain names? For small businesses in particular, the answer might not be as clear as it seems. Many entrust domain matters to outside Web developers, who register the necessary domains and who may even try to insist on doing so. Others might have a single employee who is charged with registering and maintaining domain names. The domains may even be registered in the developer’s or employee’s own name, not the company’s.

These types of arrangements can appeal to overburdened business owners who perhaps feel technologically intimidated by the domain registration process. These arrangements are, however, a potential recipe for disaster if the relationship with the domain registrant sours, particularly if the developer or employee is the named account holder or registrant.

Excerpted from the Austin Business Journal, November 11, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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