Own MANY domain names for your Business!

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Over the years, I have advised my clients to make sure you OWN MANY DOMAIN names for your business.  Now in politics you can really see the danger of not buying up those domains with .org, .com.  Now if you don't care, if your companyname.org goes to a different place, then no worries.  However if you are concerned about your business 'ownership', make sure you own domains with different extensions and that they all point to YOUR website!

An example of domain names gone wrong is, jebbush.com and tedcruz.com.  A domain name will only cost you at most $20 per year...think about that!  This doesn't mean you need to purchase every single iteration of your business name, but it is a good idea to get a few...or else someone finding your company...may be brought to your competitor!  

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My site got HACKED!!! What do I do??

So this story is a true, but sad one...yes my site, RytechSites.com got hacked!  Over the past several years I have walked my clients through what to do when their own site gets hacked, but for myself, who am I to call?  So I figure I might as well put it all out there, to help others...and don't be the shoemaker with holes in their shoes!  Because basically late last night that is exactly what I felt like!

1. How do you know if your site is hacked?

If your site starts acting strangely, or you see unknown content on your site then it is likely someone from somewhere was 'playing with it'.  Visit: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/ and put in your URL.  This site is what hosting companies use to determine what has happened to a site.

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