This is just a quick word of warning if you are thinking of developing a website – make sure the domain name is registered in your name or your company’s name.
I’ve had a few clients recently who have had cheap and cheerful websites created for them by media/advertising companies. Unfortunately these companies have registered the domain names for themselves rather than the client company.
When the client comes to me looking to develop a new (and frankly far superior) website we’ve had a variety of problems getting back control of the domain. At the very best it’s been time-consuming. At worst it’s been downright painful.
Whenever we register a domain name for a client we always do so in their name. And we do this at cost! There’s no admin charge.