September 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm #101706
Hello my name is Helena and i just took over the ladies wear store where i worked. There is a website but the previous owner doesn’t know passwords etc.
I want to delete that website if possible or just change the name slightly as per incorporation.
If not possible i would like to open a new domain with the new name and new email addresses etc.
Previously had Inc. at end, now it has Ltd.
Thank you.September 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm #101754
Unfortunately there is no way to ‘edit’ a domain name, besides purchasing a new one. However, this is not very expensive (only ~$10/year), and they’re sometimes even provided free for a year from your website host (although be sure to look-out for fees in subsequent years).
If you’re able to get access to the old website, you should be able to connect a new domain easily. However, it’s worth considering starting a new website from scratch… especially if the old site is using an outdated platform. Many new website builder services like Weebly, Wix or WordPress are considerably easier and less expensive than their older counterparts.
To get started, I recommend checking out our guide How to Make a Small Business Website in 5 Simple Steps, which walks through the various options, and the steps involved.