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Small Biz Media Bids Cheap, Never Delivers and Wants You to Pay Big Bucks to Get Back Your Website!

Web designer - Complaint
Review by jeanettesmythe on 2012-02-13
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TORONTO -- Daniel [snip] is big on promises and can't deliver on anything.

What's even worse is that you give him money to register a domain and set up a website for you and he registers the domain in his own name and says that it is standard practise for webdesigners to own the domains of they create even though I am supposed to own my own business' domain and website.

His design was poor and in spite of his claims of being a search engine and media expert after 6 months I still had no visitors to my website. His initial price was low but then he kept on demanding more and more money to get me the "traffic".

He only bids cheap on the work cheap to get you hooked and I sure am not going to pay an additional $5,000 to have the domain I already paid for transferred over to me. This man is unscrupulous.

Don't get fooled by the cheap price that is only the tip of an iceburg and I was a fool to keep giving him thousands for doing a four page website that was supposed to be a lot bigger and have the hundreds of visitors he promised.
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-02-13
Posted by Slimjim on 2012-02-13:
It's standard practice for BAD and/or unscrupulous web designers to own the url maybe. I can't think of any reason to own someone's domain they wanted registered to themselves. Well I can think of one, if you are a web designer in Canada that plans on holding hostage a business' web address.
Posted by Old Timer on 2012-02-13:
Web.com, they build it for free and it's in your name. If you like their work you pay them. If not, they lose.

1&1 and GoDaddy. You register the domain and they have thousands of templates to help you build a web site. No HTML coding needed.

Just a couple of honest options.

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