Domain Names are the signpost that directs the internet to find the server your website is installed on, this is called a Domain Name Server Address or DNS, if you did not register the Domain Name yourself, then you may not have a domain register account, in other words, if you can’t log in to a website and have your details and billing account available to you then you almost can say you have no control over your Domain Name.
Any changes to a Domain Name is always confirmed by an email, if the email address listed it is not yours then no changes can be made.
The Domain Name has 4 different contacts: Registrant, Admin, Tech & Billing unless you have all of these in your name with your email address, you could be in trouble unless you can contact the company that the Domain Name was purchased through if they are contactable. (Most only use email and will only talk to the Admin contact)
All DNS updates or changes are requested by the Tech Contact, once it has been confirmed by email that the request has been made then the change will occur, no response means nothing changes.
What does all this mean, simply if you cannot control your Domain Name, you have no control over your website, if the website host no longer operates or decides to increase hosting costs you are screwed.
If you don’t have control of your Domain Name,
don’t get a website built, you could be out of pocket.
If you are not sure if you control your Domain get in touch, we might be able to help if it’s not too late.
If you are interested in a new Domain Name or wish to check on a Domain Name, use this link.