Website design business have a great deal of control over their clients. I describe this as “False Power”. The sad truth is that the majority of their customers do not even know they are stuck in this potentially painful predicament. This power is normally exercised when a client of a web design company discovers a much better offer on hosting for their web site and they just wish to change their hosting provider, or when the “client” wishes to upgrade their website for a much better rate than their current web advancement provider is using.
Here’s what generally takes place to so called “traitor customers”:
- Present website design company sends their customer a hefty expense for changing
- The website design business cancels their client’s account
- They may point the domain name to another place
- They often take down the entire site until further notice
You understand! Excessive power is given to the website design business. I genuinely think that it is your right to buy better rates and it is your right to own your domain even if you didn’t contribute to registering your domain name.
As the owner of the website, you put your trust into your website design business to represent your service appropriately and truthfully, only to find out down the roadway that honesty isn’t really in their vocabulary.
I really think there need to be a law against website design business that can be summarized as such: For any domain signed up by the web design company on behalf of their client, the domain name may not be disputed or need to be disputed, the domain is automatically owned by the client and is immediately bound by their web advancement contract.
With every brand-new venture, there is constantly going to be loopholes. From the above mentioned example, exactly what if there is no agreement?
If you are reading this and are in the process of searching for a web design company, please MAKE SURE that you have an agreement prepared, laying out everything you are entitled to and that you have sole rights to your domain name.
See what many entrepreneur fail to recognize is that their domain name is as essential as registering their service name itself. I will duplicate that … Your domain is “hot property”, would you desire somebody else owning your home or business?
The very same gets your domain name. Don’t get caught with your pants down while asking, why don’t I own my domain name. It is as essential as owning your very own company name. There are people out there looking for suckers to take their domain name – don’t be the one who gets captured!
Ways to prevent this “Power Stricken” disaster:
The best solution is to go out and register your domain PRIOR TO you hire a web design company. This eventually gives you the power over your domain name. At any provided time, you can go back and log into your “domain registrant” in order to change your web site to any hosting business you choose.
When searching for an “all around” package for your website design project, make certain that your hosting is suitable for your requirements. 95% of all web design jobs don’t require a large hosting bundle that costs in between $150-$ 500 a year. The most you ought to spend for your hosting in this case is around $100.00 a year, no more.
You only need a big hosting plan if:
- Your web site is 1000+ pages in size
- You’re going to purchase traffic in the 1000’s every month
- You require over 25 email accounts setup
Ask questions when purchasing a web design company! Here are a few questions you should be asking immediately prior to you sign any contract …
- Do you supply an agreement for all your projects?
- If you register my domain name, will it specify in my agreement that I own the domain under all circumstances?
- If I am late making payments, is it your company policy to cancel the account?
- Why are your hosting services so high in price? Why would not I go somewhere else for $100 a year?
- Does it state within your contract that I can not switch to a various hosting business later?
- Moving forward, am I going to have the ability to hire any web designer for my website updates, if I am able to negotiate much better costs?
This is another essential note:
Make certain your web design company gives you the “FTP (File Transfer Procedure)” access to your site. The FTP allows you to hire another web design company to go in and update your website at any time. Without the FTP information, no one can update your website besides the original web development company or hosting company that you hired.
Be tired of web design business that don’t offer agreements for all their projects. Be careful with your domain; make sure that in the end, you own all rights to your domain name, not somebody else.
I hope this post helps you out! And I guarantee that this will never happen to you with Jaeti Media Group!!