Don’t Become A Hostage To Your Website Developer

January 13, 2010

New York website development firm offers advice on how to be the king of your domain.

According to Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc., a leading Manhattan website design and website development firm doing business around the world, the seemingly friendly website development company that you hire today may become your worst enemy tomorrow and, if you don’t protect yourself, you can lose everything.

“Whenever an individual or a business decides to hire a company to design or develop its website, there are some steps that must be taken to ensure that they will always have full control of what is rightfully theirs,” says Crisafi. “Too often, we are contacted by potential clients who say they have been burned by a web developer who is holding their website, shopping cart, or other web property for ransom.”

Sometimes, Crisafi says, a website owner has a disagreement with their developer and that developer makes it impossible to take their website to another firm. In other cases, the problem is as simple as the original development firm going out of business and the site owner being left high and dry without access to their files.

“There are a number of ways for website owners to ensure that they are never stuck as the result of a sour deal with a developer,” says Crisafi. “The easiest way to protect your interest is to own your own domain name.”

“By owning the domain, a website owner has the freedom to specify contact information, change the website’s hosting company, and basically have full control of their website,” says Crisafi. “This is the best way for a business to protect their future.”

Time and again, website developers will purchase a domain name on a client’s behalf. Unfortunately, that can cause trouble down the line, Crisafi says, if the client needs to prove ownership or make changes to the website content.

Established in 2003, dzine it, inc. is a leader in Custom web development, programming and design solutions for small and large business, agencies. The company offers a wide range of business-centered visual communication solutions, including web-based content management, web design, graphic design, custom web software applications, ethical white hat search engine optimization (Organic SEO), Video Encoding, and print media solutions. For more information, call 718.336.2660 or visit

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