If you are researching companies to do your website/blogsite be careful what you agree to. If they offer to host your site and/or buy your domain name for you…run! Run as fast as you can in the opposite direction.
If the company you are looking to hire registers your domain and/or puts your site on their hosting account and things go bad in the relationship you can get lost in a losing battle. If you wanted to move the site later to a new hosting company it could cost between $200 and $500 in fees to move it. And worst of all, if the domain is under that company’s name, they would own it, not you. Many entrepreneurs fall for it, I’m afraid.
I suggest you buy your own domain names and hosting. Make sure the account is in your name with your most current contact information.
Take a look at our hosting recommendations listed on our “Sandra Recommends” page.
Pass this on and save your friends from crazy online battles!