Take ownership – Make sure your domain name is registered under your name or company name, not under any service provider. You pay for your domain name and you should be the legal owner.
Use WHOIS – Learn to use WHOIS domain search tools to check registration information of your domain name and ensure all details are correct. One good tool is at https://who.is
Control your domain name – Get hold of login details of your domain name control panel so that you can update your own records and point the domain name to your preferred hosting provider anytime you want.