There are three standard “contacts” that are registered with your Domain. The purpose of this is to define ownership, who you are, and who has control of your Domain. We will need to know all of this information in order to appropriately register your Domain. As the owner of a Domain, you should know how this is listed on your behalf.
Registrar/Owner Contact: (This is YOU – the OWNER)
- Your Name
- Your Business/Organizational Name
- Your Address (Street, City, State, and Country)
- Your Phone Number
- Your Fax Number (opt)
- Your Email Address
- DNS/Server Address (what server you want your Domain pointed at)
Normally, we make your Web Designer the Administrative Contact so that he/she can help you with any Domain issues you may have. This contact has lots of control over your Domain, so you need to decide if you want your web designer or yourself to be this contact. This is the person that will be contacted for Domain transfers, renewals, and any other concerns about your Domain. This contacts email address is the most important thing to keep accurate on your Domain Name. Typically, we are the Administrative Contact for our clients to let us server them better, but that is up to the client to decide.
Normally, we make your server or web host the Technical Contact so that they can help you with any problems that may come up with your Domain. You need to decide if this is the way you would like your Domain registered. This is the least important contact listed because they rarely have to do anything and have very little control of anything. Typically, we are the Technical Contact for our clients since we host their sites, but this is also up to the client to decide.