What Every Business Should Know About Their Web Site

Clive Lobo

Here are 7 things every business should know about their web site.

Time and time again we come across businesses who literally don’t know much about their own websites including who owns the domain, who their registrar is or what their FTP information is.

In my honest opinion every business should have the following information stored away in an encrypted folder for safe keeping.

  1. A list of all your domains
  2. Who the registrar is for each domain
  3. The status of each domain (parked, pointed, hosted, etc.)
  4. What the FTP information for each domain is, if it’s used
  5. A copy of your website on each domain (if they are different)
  6. A copy of the source files used to produce your website (Photoshop, HTML, purchased graphics, fonts, etc.)
  7. Have the administrative account for each domain configured with an active email account so that you can renew the domains when they are up for expiration

In addition to this every business should own their domains! Never, under any circumstance should they let a supplier purchase a domain the suppliers name. They can buy it for you – but in your name! If it’s in their name and your relationship sours – you are at their mercy and they can literally do what they wish with your domain.

This information is vital to a business it should not be left to a supplier to maintain for you. If you don’t have this information you should certainly request and keep it on file.

Clive Lobo

Spark’s resident boss man, Clive possesses the very nature of an entrepreneurial spirit.

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