Is registering a .ie about to get easier?

Registering a .ie could be about to get a whole lot easier if the IEDR’s proposal to relax one of the registration rules goes ahead. What would change? Currently, when you register a .ie domain name you need to show: Your connection to Ireland Proof of your identity Your claim to the name A ‘claim to the name’ is usually a letter explaining why you chose the specific .ie domain name and what you intend to use it for. This can slow the registration process down and often individuals and businesses choose a different domain extension to get online faster. […]

Rights owners can claim free .uk

This week, we’re writing to customers who have reserved .uk domains with some exciting news – for a very limited time, we’re giving them the .uk domain(s) they have the right to register, for FREE. If you have a reserved .uk, follow our quick guide to claim it now: To begin, log into your Online Control Panel and go to ‘Billing’. Choose ‘Saved Orders’ from the drop down menu and from here you will see a list of your reserved .uk domain(s). To claim your free .uk click the pink ‘Claim Now’ button and complete the order. Alternatively, don’t do […]

Chrome warns when a page is ‘not secure’

Is your website’s connection secure? Google Chrome is about to change how non-secure pages are displayed so now is a good time to check. From this month, Chrome will start marking HTTP sites as not secure so users will be made aware the site is not safe. Often visitors don’t realise that anyone on the network can intercept a site loaded over a HTTP connection. This means any personal details such as home or email addresses, bank details, credit/debit card information, security answers etc. can be stolen. When browsing or buying online, a lock icon in the address bar shows […]

What are the benefits of new gTLDs?

The first new generic domain name extensions (gTLDs) opened for registration earlier this year and now a steady stream of new domains are arriving every week. So, are new domain name extensions important to you? If your business is online or you intend to take it online, then the answer is yes. Here are the top three reasons why new gTLDs are so important for your business – 1.    Competition It’s thought that .com has become the most popular extension in the world because many of the big brands have one and large companies often have a short and to […]