owns your website? The short answer is: Whomever is paying
However, we advise you to read carefully the
agreement between you and your web designer.
In our case, we feel that you hired us to
design a website, and once we’ve been paid, that’s the end
of it. The site belongs to you. We upload your files to your
web host, and it’s yours.
There are a couple of other things to think
about. First, who is your website registered to? A domain
name registrar will consider the person who registered the
domain name as the person who owns or controls that website.
If you need to change your registration information down the
road, you will be jumping through hoops. In most cases, it
can be done, but it can be a huge hassle.
Second, who arranged your web hosting and
who is maintaining the password to your site? If it isn’t
you, you’d better find out.