Did you know that your website is taken more seriously if you purchase your domain name for 5 years, instead of annually?
Domain Name Hostage is becoming an epidemic. Do you control your Domain Name?
When a domain name registration company forces itself into the Registrant Contact Name Field of your registration records and denies you access to your domain name account, it’s commonly know as being “held hostage.”
- Have your ever purchased a site builder that includes your domain name in the package?
- Have you ever received your domain name for free, when you sign up for website services?
- Have you tried to move to another hosting company with your domain name and found out that the hosting company you bought your domain name from will not allow you access to your domain name account?
- Did a friend help you register your domain and give their name as the Registrant Contact Name?
- Is YOUR name in the Registrant Contact Name Field?
- Is YOUR active email account name in the Contact Field?
- Do you have owner access to your domain name registration details?
Meaning were you sent a password and username to access your domain name account?
- Can you transfer you domain name to another domain name service company?
- Can you change the nameservers or redirect your domain name to another hosting company?
This above list can go on and on… If you do not have complete control of your domain name… most likely your domain name is in a hostage or critical situation.
In a nutshell, some web hosting services will hold your domain name hostage in order to keep your business or at least make it difficult for you to move to a new host provider.
I do not have any advice for those that have already gotten themselves into a hostage domain name situation.
There not much you can do, unless you have proof of payment for the alleged domain name being registered for you or your company on your behalf.
I am writing this article to help provide tips to new domain name Registrants and those domain name holders that are not yet in a hostage situation.
Buying a domain name is usually easy to do. But if you buy a domain name without any knowledge of “ownership” versus “control”, you could very well be placing your domain name in jeopardy.
Domain Name TIPS:
- First and foremost, do not offer your preferred domain name to be used for a free domain name account. This is a surefire way of placing your companies preferred domain name into a hostage situation. Free domain names are in most ALL cases NOT registered in your name as the the owner and control administrator. The company offering the free domain most likely has total control of your chosen domain name.
What is Domain Name Control
• The registration facts should be accurate and complete.
• You must have total control over the administration of your domain name to have complete ownership.
• You should be able to lock your domain name admin panel.
• You should be able to change your password information on your domain name admin panel.
• You should be able to transfer your domain name.
- When a domain name is registered on your behalf, make sure it’s YOUR name and details which appear in theRegistrant Contact Fields and Billing Fields.
Contact Name Fields Reference:
Registrant: Registrant Contact Name Fields
• The registration facts should be accurate and complete.
• registrant-firstname: Your First Name
• registrant-lastname: Your Last Name
• registrant-organization: Your Company Name
• registrant-street1: Your Current Street Address
• registrant-pcode: Your Current Postal Code
• registrant-state: Your Current State
• registrant-city: Your Current City
• registrant-ccode: Your Current Country Code IE: US
• registrant-phone: Your Current Phone Number
• registrant-email: Your Current E-mail Address
Administrative Contact: Admin Contact Name Fields
• Same contact field names as Registrant. Name and contact details of your webmaster or reseller organization can be entered into admin contact fields if appropriate.
Technical Contact: Technical Contact Fields
• Same contact field names as Registrant. If your webmaster is responsible for technical aspects relating to the domain name their contact details can be entered into these contact fields if appropriate.
Billing Contact: Billing Contact Fields
• Same contact field names as Registrant. Your billing information should mirror your current owner registrant fields.
- If you own a domain name, take control of your domain name today. Make the necessary adjustments to the contacts on record so that your Domain Name can never be held hostage. Check your domain name at whois, to see your domain name data. Make sure you registrant information is always up to date.
- Actively keep track of your renewal date, so you won’t lose your domain name because you weren’t notified of the renewal date. Faithfully add the renewal date to your reminder calendar.
LAZY MAN’S STEW
1 to 2 lbs. ground beef
2 onions sliced or diced
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
4 potatoes diced
2 tablespoons of favorite spice mix
1 can of beef consommé or soup
Additional water to cover above ingredients
Place all ingredients in a stew pot and cook till done.
NEW ENGLAND CREAM CRAB SOUP
- 1 lb. Lump Crab Meat
- 1 ½ quarts of Half & Half
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 Tbs. Butter
- ½ Tsp. White Pepper
- ¼ Cup diced Celery
- 1 Tbs. Corn Starch
- Pinch of Salt
- Optional – Pinch of Garlic Powder
Combine all of the above ingredients except crab meat in sauce pan, heat slowly and stir occasionally for about 35 minutes until onion and celery are tender.
Add one pound of Lump Crab meat and cook until Crab meat is heated.
TIP: To prevent lumps, add corn starch to 1/4 cup of the half and half and create a smooth liquid paste then add to sauce pan with other ingredients.
New England Recipe From JP’s Kitchen
It’s delicious! Jackie came up with this one.
You can stop searching for the perfect cheesecake recipe.
Jackie’s Best Cheesecake
2 ½ Lbs Cream Cheese (5- 8oz. Pkgs)
1 ½ C Sugar
3 Tbls Flour
1 Tbls Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Egg Yolks
½ C Half and Half
1 Prepared Graham-Cracker Crust in a Large Spring Form Pan
Standard Graham-Cracker Crust:
To prepare standard graham cracker crust uses the following ratio of ingredients. This cheesecake requires a double batch of the following ingredients.
1 Cup graham–cracker crumbs,
1 Tbls Sugar,
6 Tbls Melted Butter
I like my crust thicker so I triple the recipe. When pressing the crust in the spring form pan, press the graham crust so that it forms part way up the sides of the spring form pan.
Soften the cream cheese to room temperature while making the graham-cracker crust. Preheat oven to 475 F
Blend cream cheese, sugar, flour, lemon juice and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add in the 5 eggs one at a time while blending, then add 2 egg yolks and beat. Fold in the Half and Half and then pour mixture into prepared spring form pan. Bake 12 minutes at 475 F, reduce heat to 250 F, and bake one hour or until center is set. Remove from oven, cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate.