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Old 10-29-2006, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default The Clients want the Domain Name, etc.

For web developers, the computer files are published on the web, and therefore easy for the clients to copy.

Ownership and control of the domain name and control and access to the web hosting company control panel are also potential issues. Some clients are so computer illiterate that some of those kinds of control are useless, even dangerous in their grasp.

On the other hand, if the developer is not honest and responsible, ownership and control of the domain name may mean that the client is locked out of their web site without recourse, or even the domain name may remain out of their control and the web site itself may disappear like smoke. That has happened to some real estate agents I know.

Even if the web developer is honest and responsible, but is only one individual, incapacity or death might leave the client without effective support or access to the needed ownership and control to continue the web site without that web developer's efforts.

Problems can be avoided if prior arrangements are in place, but some people don't think about such issues until too late.
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