We’ve recently noticed something quite saddening in the domain industry. No one really wants to talk to their domain registrar unless they need to fix something and most of the time they’re upset. Domain registrars have, in a way, gained the same reputation as telephone service providers. Yikes! But it doesn’t have to be this way. We want you to feel like you can come to us for advice on how to manage your domains. You should see us as your business partners, someone you know you can run your new startup idea by.
How did we get here, and where do we go from here?
Different Processes in how to Manage Your Domains
Every registrar has their own process for how they conduct business and help you manage your domains. We have the largest selection of domains in the industry. People often come to us when they are looking for exotic domain extensions. This is pretty cool but it also means we have a very broad and unique customer base. We take this into account when thinking of how to best help you manage your domains.
Domain names are a very tricky product. As mentioned, we deal with a lot of domains like country code domains. These domains require a much longer and manual registration process. In order to give our customers plenty of time, we notify them of impending domain expiration 120 days in advance. While other registrars might start notifying you much later or not at all, we always start early. We know it costs a business greatly when they forget to renew their domains. Also
Best Practices in how to Manage Your Domains
The other day someone asked if they have to host their domain name with their domain provider. This is a common misconception. You do not have to host your domain name at the same place you purchase your domain name. However, it is beneficial and convenient to host your domain at the same place you manage your domains. Imagine how many different logins you will have to remember if you have a different provider for each domain you own. Not only do you have to keep track of where your domains are but you have to spend the time it takes to log into each platform to individually. Time is money and consolidating your portfolio is the best way to improve your time management.
Having all of your domains in a single location makes it easy to manage your domains and stay on top of renewals. If your domains are spread all over the place it’s likely something will fall through the cracks. If you manage your domains in a single location, the chances of that happening are much less likely. There’s also a very good chance you can also save when you transfer your domains at once. This time of the year is the best time to take advantage of transfer in savings and seasonal promotions!
Question for our readers:
Do you use multiple domain providers to manage your domains?