Protect your domain names – use a single registrar!

Domain name management can be hard work. Registration requirements are often complicated. Keeping up with renewals is a pain. And protecting your domain names against hijacking is stressful. Storing your names with numerous registrars magnifies these issues. Take a look at how to simplify your domain management.

by Meg - 22.03.2016

Domain name management can be hard work. Registration requirements are often complicated. Keeping up with renewals is a pain. And protecting your domain names against hijacking is stressful. Storing your names with numerous registrars magnifies these issues. Take a look at how to simplify your domain management.

The problem => the solution

  • Domain management with numerous registrars
  • Domain management at a single registrar
  • Single registrar = multiple benefits
  • How to transfer your domain names to EuroDNS

Domain management with numerous registrars

  • Keeping your contact details up to date takes time and a good memory, even more so when you’re using more than one registrar. If you miss a contact validation email, renewal notices and status alerts, your domain names will be vulnerable. You could lose them to unauthorised transfers, expiry, hijackers, and deletion. Retrieval is costly.
  • Multiple domain names = multiple renewal dates. Miss a renewal date and you can lose a domain name.
  • Registration requirements differ for each domain. Some are simple whilst others are baffling. Expert advice would help to avoid messing up and losing money.
  • To add to the confusion, registering international domain names can involve different currencies and languages.
  • The new domain extensions have brought more choice, but it takes time to decide which ones work and then register. A personal account manager could help.
  • You have to remember a login and password for each registrar account you have.

Domain management at a single registrar

  • Global editing is quick and easy with all your domain names under one roof.
  • Using a single email address means you won’t miss invoices, renewals, updates, alerts.
  • Updating your email address need only be done at one registrar.
  • A single point of contact who knows you, your business, and your entire portfolio.

Single registrar = multiple benefits

With every domain name you register with/transfer to EuroDNS you get more…

  • A free Alpha SSL certificate with every domain name; includes names transferred from other registrars.
  • A free email address which can be upgraded as your business grows.
  • Your very own account manager with expertise in domain registration requirements, brand management, and brand protection in the form of the Trademark Clearinghouse and DPML.
  • Classic DNS as standard – for improved performance, reduced downtime, and enhanced security.
  • The choice of over 750 domain extensions including country code, generic, and the newbies.

Additional domain management features include…

  • Two-step verification to protect your account against unauthorised access.
  • Domain privacy hides your personal details, whilst you remain the legal owner of your domain names.
  • Domain folders & shared access will store your domain names under a single login. Organise into categories, and give different levels of access to your team.
  • Our local presence service helps you register international domains, even if you don’t have the necessary local address.
  • Plus all the tools to build and host your own website.

How to transfer you domain names to EuroDNS

You don’t need to wait until your domain names are about to expire before you transfer to a single registrar. There’s nothing technical and it involves no downtime. Let’s assume you’re going to transfer to EuroDNS, here’s how…

  • Unlock your domain names and ask your current registrar for the authcodes (EPP codes/transfer key).
  • You’ll need to temporarily disable domain privacy, actioned by your current registrar.
  • Submit a transfer request to EuroDNS.
  • Enter your domain names in our domain transfer box.

For newly registered or recently transferred domain names, there’s a 60 day waiting period before you can do a transfer. Don’t leave it until the last minute, if your domain names are due to expire in seven days, transfers are not possible.

Conclusion

Centralising your domain names with a single registrar makes domain management easy. Your domain portfolio will be secure. No more missed renewal dates. Receive alerts about unauthorised transfers. Your domain names will be protected against hijacking.

In the long run the cost of your IT management will be reduced. Domain folders and shared access allows you to share your workload. You’ll have a single point of contact in your account manager to help you.

Why not give us a call and we can have a chat about taking the single-registrar route.

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