IMPORTANT: Always register your domain name using YOUR contact & billing information. This way, you are always the owner of the site - regardless of where it is hosted! (Further Reading: How to maintain control of your website)
Register or manage your domain name using one of the following popular services:
- InMotionHosting (affiliate link - I earn a small commission if you sign up using my link)
Note: Typically, SSL Certificates are ordered through your hosting company. You will also need your WHOIS information to be publicly visible so that the certificate can be verified upon issuance. Once the SSL certificate is installed and running, you can re-activate your domain's WHOIS privacy, if applicable.
Related Post: Free vs. Paid SSL Certificates
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SEO / WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION
- Please see our Optimization section for links
Looking to find the owner of a domain name? Look it up in the public "whois" database.
Use archive.org to look at web sites archived from years ago!
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