are a few basic rules when it comes to managing one or many domain names.
Name Portals: Keep all your
domain names with one registrar.
If you buy new ones at a different registrar, wait the require
60 days and transfer it to manage with the others.
There are many registrars to choose from and the big providers
like Network Solutions are not necessary the easiest to work
with and definitely not the cheapest at $35/year registrations.
Sanborn Web Designs we charge $16.95/year and provide a domain name
portal to allow you to manage multiple domain names at a reasonable
Unless you are trying to protect your company name by purchasing
all the domain names with a new extensions such as .Net, .Org,
.Biz etc., stop and determine what purpose a domain name will
serve you. If it is just going to sit and you are not going
to use it, then don't buy it.
This is a really important tip. Make sure that you:
a current email address on your domain name contact
let you technical support people or office personal be the
Administrative contact for your domain name. If you control
the Administrative contact, then you control what happens
to the domain name and will be emailed any changes that
the Technical or Billing contacts make on your domain name.
sure ALL of the contact information is accurate and if not
take measures with the registrar to get it updated.
Each registrar should send you a renewal
notice but it is very important for you to keep track of your
expiration dates. One more reason why it is best to have all
your domain names at one registrar under a domain name portal so when
you login you will see all of your domain name and keep better informed
of renewal dates.
Forwarding: If you are not
going to use a domain name then make sure you are Parking with at
least a one page web page that has your company information
on it to take advantage of some free marketing. If you use URL
forwarding on a domain name that is not being used then you can direct
all the domain names to point at your existing web site and they buy
keep traffic coming to you. (We
provide Parking and URL Forwarding through our Sanborn Web Designs
Domain Name services)
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