We have better things to do than to bad mouth other web design companies in Pattaya however, just recently 2 separate clients unassociated with one-another have got in contact with PATTAYAMEDIA.com to help them urgently with their website after hiring a Pattaya web design firm that took full payment in advance and then disappeared never to be found. Both customers were tricked into thinking the company in question were legitimate because they advertised that they had been in business since 1995. In fact, the domain name was only registered and set up in 2018 and who knows how many more innocent people fell victim to these con artists.
Beware of lying web companies
Please be advised that there are many website design companies in Pattaya and throughout Thailand who in an attempt to gain more business will lie about the date they formed their website design business to try to make themselves sound more official or better than the rest.
We will show you how to test their claims with a simple who is search on their domain name.
As soon as PATTAYAMEDIA.com wrote that we were the first native English speaking website design company to establish an office in Pattaya back in 2004, many other companies made false claims they they were in business before us. The fact is there was only one other company who were there before us with a Thai language website and that was PattayaWeb who have since gone out of business.
We do not think we are the best website design company in Pattaya but to compare to these frauds who blatantly lie, then it’s clear we are the most trustworthy.
Don’t be fooled by fake design companies who have been in business for a few months or years yet claim to have been around for eternity as there is a good chance you will be working with con artists. Some of these companies with false claims are legitimate businesses while others are fraudulent.
PATTAYAMEDIA.com recommend you check out the claims of each design company in Pattaya or Thailand by performing a simple who is web search on their domain name. So if a website claims to have been in business since 2000 for example but their domain name was in fact registered in 2016 then you know the company is lying to you.
A web design firm will never register a company name before they have registered their domain name – not unless they are idiots. It is standard practice and common sense to secure your domain name before you register the same company name. If you do not, then you run the risk of someone else registering the name name that you intend to use for your company website.
Please be aware of con artists and companies who lie since we have recently had 2 new clients who lost a lot of money paying Pattaya designers for a website that never materialised and the company disappeared leaving our new clients out of pocket.
How to check when a domain name was registered
Type in for example www.pattayamedia.com
You will see our domain name was registered on 2004-12-14 (14th December, 2004).
Try the same search with all the website design companies in Pattaya to see who has been around for as long as they claim. You will then know who you can trust.
A few more tips to help you
- Never pay the full balance in advance. A 50% deposit is fair for both the designer and their customer.
- Always perform a who is search search on their domain name to see when they registered their business.
- Always ask for a time frame as to how long the design will take to complete.
- Always pay to a Thai business bank account or securely online.
- Use the best tool you have – Your gut instinct.