Do you own your website? Crazy question, right? I'm serious. Do you own your website? You do, right? Are you sure?
In the past month I have worked with two clients who do not have the ability to log into their website. They paid an outside source to develop and launch their website and once completed never had the login credentials shared with them. I thought this was possibly an unusual situation....until I realized it is not. Recently, on a large business FB page I belong to, someone posted about this very thing. She paid someone to develop and launch her website. They never gave her the login information and poof, her website and the company are gone.
How do you protect yourself from this sort of practice?
Following these steps will not only protect your website, it protects your business and your domain name. Imagine owning the domain name that matches your business (ex. www.angelsamongus.com) and suddenly, your domain (along with your website) are gone or not accessible to you. What then? Pay an enormous fee to get your domain name back? Change your business name? Choose another domain name that does not match your branding?
Be smart when launching. Use the steps outlined above and share your story with the world!
I’m Dana Croy and I am a modern day mama. Balancing family and work is not always easy (not to mention a little self-care). Though being Mama to two fantastic kiddos is a huge part of my life, that was not always the case. I wear many other hats and invite to sit down and find harmony with me.