Are You Being Scammed By Your Web Design Company?

Spider web design have a lot of control over their clients. I refer to this as “False Power”. The sad reality is that most of their clients don’t even know they are stuck in this potentially painful predicament. This power is usually exercised when a client of a design finds a better deal on ing for their site and they simply want to switch their ing provider, or when the “client” wants to upgrade their site for a better rate than their current development provider is offering.

Here’s what usually happens to so called “traitor clients”:

– Current design sends their client a hefty bill for switching – The design cancels their client’s account – They may point the domain name to another place – They sometimes take down the entire site until further notice

You get the point! Too much power is given to the design . I truly believe that it is your right to shop for better prices and it is your right to own your domain name even if you didn’t have a hand in registering your domain name.

As the owner of the site, you put your trust into your design to represent your business appropriately and honestly, only to find out down the road that honesty isn’t in their vocabulary.

I truly believe there should be a law against that can be summarized as such: For any domain name registered by the design on behalf of their client, the domain name may not be disputed or need to be disputed, the domain name is automatically owned by the client and is automatically bound by their development contract.

With every new venture, there is always going to be loopholes. From the aforementioned example, what if there is no contract? If you are reading this and are in the process of searching for a design , please ENSURE that you have a contract drafted, outlining everything you are entitled to and that you have sole rights to your domain name.

See what most business owners fail to realize is that their domain name is as important as registering Phillip's Web Design Logotheir business name itself. I will repeat that… Your domain name is “hot real estate”, would you want someone else owning your property?

The same applies for your domain name. Don’t get caught with your pants down while asking, why don’t I own my domain name. It is as important as owning your own name. There are people out there searching for suckers to take their domain name – don’t be the one who gets caught!

How to avoid this “Power Stricken” disaster:

The best solution is to go out and register your domain name BEFORE you hire a design . This ultimately gives you the power over your domain name. At any given time, you can go back and log into your “domain name registrant” in order to switch your site to any ing you choose.

When searching for an “all around” package for your design project, make sure that your ing is suitable for your needs. 95% of all design projects don’t need a large ing package that costs between $150-$500 a year. The most you should pay for your ing in this case is around $100.00 a year, no more.

You only need a large ing package if:

– Your site is 1000+ pages in size – You’re going to buy traffic in the 1000’s every month – You need over 25 email accounts setup

Ask questions when shopping for a design ! Here are a few questions you should be asking right away before you sign any contract…

– Do you provide a contract for all your projects? – If you register my domain name, will it state in my contract that I own the dMoonshine Web Design Base 091omain name under all circumstances? – If I am late making payments, is it your policy to cancel the account? – Why are your ing s so high in price? Why wouldn’t I go somewhere else for $100 a year? – Does it state within your contract that I cannot switch to a different ing later on? – Going forward, am I going to be able to hire any developer for my site updates, if I am able to negotiate better prices?

This is another important note:

Make sure your design gives you the “FTP (File Transfer Protocol)” access to your site. The FTP allows you to hire another design to go in and update your site at any time. Without the FTP information, no one can update your site besides the original development or ing that you hired.

In Conclusion:

Be weary of that don’t provide contracts for all of their projects. Be careful with your domain name; make sure that in the end, you own all rights to your domain name, not someone else.

I hope this article helps you out!

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