I was recently contracted to create two web sites for a merchant. I asked him if he already had purchased domain names or if he would like me to purchase them. He responded that he already had purchased a domain name. This is where the dishonest IT person enters the picture.

It turns our that he did "pay" for the domain names; however, someone else registered them for him. The IT person who registered the domain name for him did not provide any means for him to access the account. Why? Because this business person was always going to use him for his IT needs. To make a long story short, the business owner may end up suing the IT person in court to obtain the domain name or the IT person may elect to sell him his domain name back for a price. (Remember: the business owner paid for the domain name in the first place.)

How does the business owner avoid falling prey to dishonest IT personnel?

E-Business Juncture LLC provides up-front pricing on our services. We also provide all the information our customer requires to not enter into a nightmare scenario.

Find out what you are paying for before entering into a contract for IT services. Also consider the consequences should you decide you want to go with another provider.

Just some thought,
Mike Kniaziewicz, MIS