Watch for dead email addresses

I have said this before but let me say it again!

Always use an enduring email address for domain records and Internet accounts

Now let me say that again!

Always use an enduring email address for domain records and Internet accounts

Do not use addresses that may go our of date and disappear! And ensure any address that you are using is always monitored for important messages.

It is really, really important that if you are registering domain names or creating accounts for Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc or listing your business on directories or anything else on the net, that you always use an enduring email address for this – something like info@yourdomainame.co.nz

DO NOT use the email address of a staff member who may leave unless you are absolutely certain that their email address will always be accessible inthe future (which normally it is not). This is IMPORTANT.

Why?

Because if you ever want to change your domain record, all emails will go to the Registrant email address noted on your record. If the address dies, you will have a huge task to update your record (and even maybe prove that it is yours).

Also if you request a password reset or reminder on any site, the recovery email will go to the address on the registration – if that is dead, you cannot reset or recover your password.

Trust me, I have spent hours trying to fix these issues for people who have made that mistake. It can be a really time consuming and difficult mission.

Ask yourself – will this address still be accessible in 5 or 10 years time? If not, use something that will be!

joe@yourbusiness.co.nz may sound fine now but where will Joe be in the future? Still with you or maybe not?