By Sharon Hassler—I was just reminded of how a little thing can slip through your fingers and maybe cost you financially. We’ve all had to tighten our belts and are regularly reviewing expenses. If you have a stand-alone website and don’t think it’s bringing in enough business to keep paying for it, please hang onto your domain name. (I hope you’ve followed my advice and retained control of your domain name!) Remember you can forward your domain name to any other place on the Internet, like your website at

If you’ve been marketing your notary public and/or notary signing agent services over the years and sending out business cards with your website address/domain name on them, don’t throw away all that effort. Take a couple of minutes to forward your domain name so your past and potential customers will still be able to find you online. If you’re not sure how to do that, call your domain name provider and they can help you.

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