How to Check Your Domain Name Registrant Information:
Wipe that sweat off of your forehead, we need you poised for the next step, checking the “Registrant” information for your company’s domain name. Follow the steps below to check your company’s public domain name ownership records or better known as, the “WhoIs” files.
Type in your company’s full domain name (e.g. TulsaMetal.com) below and hit search.
Scroll down to the “Registrant” information and take note of who is listed as the “Registrant.”
If Your Company Is Listed as the “Registrant”:
Conduct internal research to make sure you have the username and password information to where your domain name is hosted at, and the date that your domain name is set to expire. Once you get this information, renew the domain name for as many years as it will allow you-10 years is the maximum. In this case, roughly $100 dollars spent today saves thousands tomorrow.
If Your Company Is Not Listed as the “Registrant”:
You need to contact the individual or company that is listed as the “Registrant” and have them update the “Registrant” information with your company’s information and to give you username and password access to change your domain name’s information-this is important for email addresses and launching a new website. Preferably your company would setup a domain name hosting account with our friends at NameCheap.com and have the current “Registrant” and “Host” transfer the domain name into your account. Thus, giving you full rights and control to the domain name.
If You Can’t Get Ahold of the Listed “Registrant”: Contact Driven Digital for recommended next steps.