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Can I buy domain and hosting on client's behalf

tarun_vij
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Tarun V Member Since: Jul 23, 2020
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Hi, 

 

My client is not very technically sound. He wants to buy a domain and hosting he asked my instruction I instruct him but still, he was unable to do so. 

 

Can I buy on his behalf and he pays me in the Upwork account (he is ready to pay 20% commission). is it under TOS?

 

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Tarun V wrote:

My client is not very technically sound. He wants to buy a domain and hosting he asked my instruction I instruct him but still, he was unable to do so. 

 

Can I buy on his behalf and he pays me in the Upwork account (he is ready to pay 20% commission). is it under TOS?


Sure, that's fine, he can pay as an expense bonus. Do make sure the domain and hosting will be in your client's name and under their control. The same goes for renewals etc. You want a clear break after the contract is over and the client not having to rely on you to renew the hosting or domain or if there is an issue. We have seen too many instances of clients losing their website because it was in the freelancer's name, despte the client having paid, and the freelancer having vanished off the face of the earth.

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tarun_vij
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Tarun V Member Since: Jul 23, 2020
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thank you Petra for this answer

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