The most common mistakes when it comes to domains:


  • Owning the domain through the domain email itself (i.e. owning brixwork.com with ownership through info@brixwork.com - if the domain is expired or broken, there's no way to troubleshoot since the email will also crash, most likely)
  • Letting it expire due to lack of communication with the registrar - register under an old email then forget about it.\

Best Practices

  • Own the domain through an independent 3rd party email such as @gmail.com, or @yahoo.com - an email you will always have access to no matter what happens to the domain. 
  • Always keep all domains under one registrar (such as Namecheap.com or Godaddy.com - the more providers, the more confusing it is). 
  • Keep your login information safe, and always use the same email as mentioned above. If you misplace your password, at least you can reset it by email verification. 
  • Check your domain records regularly, and even after getting your new email set up under your domain (such as info@brixwork.com) check your registration email frequently enough (we have a separate @gmail under which all domains are owned). 


We have an in-depth article on this issue on this blog article on jeffkee.com