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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 04:41 PM

40. My web host also offers domain name registration; my domain name registrar also offers hosting

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and my Internet service provider also offers both. I pay for each of mine separately -- and this kind of situation is precisely the reason why.

Handing off control of your ad placements is one thing, but if you don't control your files and hosting, you DON'T control your content and editorial. And I hope Snopes has the actual Snopes.com name registered independently.

The owner of an international message board I frequent threatened to sell it off because we wouldn't all buy subscriptions. The price included the board's Web hosting server, but I pointed out that if the board couldn't be sold without the hosting, it wasn't really his to sell. Only the board's physical files, databases of posts and user accounts, and domain name (in most but not all cases) were of value. The hosting, Internet provider, and message board software could (and should) be acquired by the buyer, requiring a considerable reduction of his asking price. He changed his mind about selling.

When the company where I started my first blog was sold, and when I've needed Web hosting with better pricing or more advanced features, I've simply found a new Web host; uploaded the latest copies of my databases (which I have emailed to me daily) and physical files (which should be on your home computer anyway -- not exclusively in some faraway cloud) to its server; and informed my domain registrar: that's what you should be able to do when things get "acrimonious."

Let this be a lesson to all: A web service provider's job is to provide web SERVICES -- controlling your content is YOUR job.


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