Domains. Well over the last 15 years I’ve registered over 1000+
There are a few things I’ve learnt.
Host in Australia. Yes the over seas ones are cheap. If anything goes wrong it’s bad. Over seas hosts are hard to deal with, hard to contact and don’t know Australian business registrations.
Keep your domain password safe. Keep your hosting details safe
If your web designer does not provide this information, demand it. Your domain belongs to you.
My host of choices are
Expeed is hosted and support locally in Adelaide. Love it. Great support.
Moving your site is hard work but worth it, in the end.
Domains are not just for business, you can register one for your family. Each family member can have their own email address. Complete control
Do not use GoDaddy. Worst service, if you email me I’ll let you know