How do I give Domain access to my web developer?

This readup provides valuable information for those who use GoDaddy as their domain provider.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Navigate to the “Account Settings” option in the menu.
  3. Click on “Account Settings” to reveal the dropdown menu.
  4. Locate ‘Access Delegation‘ in the menu and proceed to select it.

You Will see two option
Accounts I can access
People who can access my account

  • Select “People who can access my account”
  • Pop-up will show up
  • Enter the name of your Developer’s account and his/her Email id which he/she use for gadaddy account.
  • Developer will receive an email to accepting the access once accepted he/she can access your account.
  • Before giving access you can select below access limitation for developer
    • Product, Domain & Purchase
      Product & Domain
      Domain only

It’s generally not advisable to give your developer full domain name access for several reasons:

  1. Security Concerns: Granting full domain access means giving someone complete control over your website, including the ability to make changes to the code, content, and settings. If not properly managed, this can expose your website to security risks. Developers should have the minimum level of access required to perform their tasks to limit potential vulnerabilities.
  2. Data Privacy: Full access may grant your developer access to sensitive user data or proprietary information. This can lead to privacy breaches or unauthorized data exposure if not handled carefully.
  3. Accidental Errors: Even the most skilled developers can make mistakes. Giving them full access increases the risk of accidental errors that could disrupt your website or cause data loss.
  4. Unauthorized Changes: Developers with full access may make unapproved or unnecessary changes to your website without your knowledge. This can lead to conflicts, unexpected issues, or changes that aren’t aligned with your business goals.
  5. Vendor Lock-In: If your developer has full control over your domain and hosting, it can be challenging to switch to a different service provider or developer in the future. You might become dependent on them for ongoing maintenance and updates.

To mitigate these risks, it’s recommended to provide developers with the minimum necessary access and permissions to perform their tasks effectively. This can include setting up separate development environments, using version control systems, and granting access only to specific files or databases they need to work on. Additionally, it’s a good practice to have clear agreements, contracts, and oversight mechanisms in place when working with developers to ensure they adhere to security and privacy standards.