Whatever you do, don’t do this!
People make mistakes all the time. That’s OK; It’s how we learn. However, one mistake that you NEVER want to make when establishing a website for your business is to allow someone to register your domain name/URL (e.g. yourbusinessname.com) in their own name or any other name but yours.
Let’s face it, website designers can go MIA for various reasons – whether it be a change of career, difference of opinion, jail, even death. It is very difficult to reclaim your domain name if it registered to someone other than yourself. It is possible, though not guaranteed, through a long and expensive process – but that’s for another post and another day.
So I repeat, NEVER EVER EVER have your domain name registered in anyone’s name other than your own. If a website designer insists on registering your domain in their name for whatever reason, RUN and find a different website designer.