Protecting Your Domain
Now this one can come in handy and useful; because if by any chance you decide to go with a disreputable or infamous hosting provider then make sure you register your domain with a superior registry service.
Believe me; this can save you a lot of stress. For instance if your hosting provider stops responding to your renewal requests or moving your domain elsewhere, having full control over your domain can unlock it and transfer it out whenever you want.
Lock your domain, keep it current, keep it private and make it automatic. If the domain name registration is out of date, domain name renewal notices will not reach the registrant, who may not realize the domain name registration term is about to expire. So keep yourself up to date with all of that.