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How To Avoid Being Scammed By Your Web Design Company?

Real World Rants

Written by Dean Marshall Friday, 17 July 2015 13:03

Recently we have seen a growing number of clients being held 'hostage' by their existing web design company, and we are concerned by what appears to be a growing trend. A few years ago - when everyone was caught up in the rush to create an online presence - there was a tendency to turn to the web designer and ask him to 'do everything', or 'do what you need to, just get us online'.

Many small businesses allowed their web designer to arrange hosting for their web site and also to register the domain name for the company. Their is nothing inherently wrong with that - but if the client is naive or the web developer didn't follow good practise the client company can find that the web developer is the 'owner' or 'registrant' of the domain name.

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