Why even take the chance?
Avoid the uncertainty from the beginning and go with a
Act Now Domains that will register the domain name in
your name, not theirs.
2. DO make sure that your
registrar (the company that you buy your domains from) has
great customer service.
You've had enough lousy customer service
in your life to know the importance of this one.
How can you tell if they are good or not?
Call them up and talk to them? Can you understand the
person on the other end? Do they understand you?
Were they there when you called?
Most larger companies will have a short
wait when you call in and that's normal in the website
services arena. Be a bit skeptical if you call during
normal hours and someone answers on the first ring or if you
call after hours and you never reach a live person.
3. DO provide a real email
address when you register your domain name.
If you are one of those people who provide
a secondary 'spam' email address when you sign up online,
don't do it when you get your web name.
The address you sign up with - the Domain
Registrant's Administration Email Address, to be specific -
is the address your registrar will use to contact you and
let you know that your domain name is coming up for renewal
or your credit card has expired.
If you give a bogus email address or give
an address you don't check very often you can end up losing
your domain name because you didn't know it was up for
renewal. A lot of people end up losing their
domain name because of this. Don't let it happen to
Each registrar is different
but the one I use and have hundreds of domains with -
Act Now Domains - only sends out a couple of emails a
year and doesn't bombard you with a bunch of spammy sales
pitches like a lot of companies do so if you go with them
it's safe to give them a valid email address.
Ready to get started?
Here is a FREE domain search tool that you can use to
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