Expired domains, or mis-configured domains/emails can cause severe disruption to your business and result in losses in some cases. 

Here are some of the most common mistakes Realtors® and business owners make when it comes to domains:

Not directly owning and registering a domain under your name

Check out a good video where we explain the pitfalls if you don't follow this advice:

URL to Instagram reel: https://www.instagram.com/p/C1XljDSPPZV/

Changing the domain registrant email to the new email under the domain itself

This creates a loop that can lock you out!!!

  • Owning the domain through the domain email itself (i.e. owning brixwork.com with ownership through info@brixwork.com - if the domain is expired or broken, there's no way to troubleshoot or receive emails since the entire email will most likely also crash)
  • If your domain expires, and you have lost access to your registrar's platform, you cannot even reset your password via email!
  • You should always register your domain through your old @gmail.com, @yahoo.ca, or similar personal email you'll always have access to. 

Other Best Practices for Domains

  • Always keep all domains under one registrar (such as Namecheap.com or Godaddy.com - the more providers, the more confusing it can get). 
  • Keep your login information safe, and always use the same email as mentioned above. If you misplace your password, at least you can reset it by email verification. 
  • Check your domain records regularly, and even after getting your new email set up under your domain (such as info@brixwork.com) check your registration email frequently enough (we have a separate @gmail under which all domains are owned). 

We have an in-depth article on this issue on this blog article on jeffkee.com