Is registering a .ie about to get easier?

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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. […]

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Rights owners can claim free .uk

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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 […]

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WordPress vulnerability leads to compromised sites

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WordPress recently confirmed a security flaw has existed in its WordPress blogging software since the end of 2016. The bug has affected tens of thousands of websites, specifically WordPress blogs and news of the vulnerability continues to spread via popular sites such as BBC News and many tech websites too. Not only does this mean WordPress sites can be compromised, but it also means the vulnerability can potentially be used as an entry point to take over the whole WordPress website. To date the most common type of compromise has been defacing the most recent blog post. What should you […]

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Chrome warns when a page is ‘not secure’

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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 […]

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We’re changing our Control Panel!

It’s often the case that companies in our industry use custom control panels which are clunky to use and which look dated. Our own control panel is over 10 years old now, clunky and dated are amongst some of the words we’ve had used to describe it. So, it’s been long overdue a design and functionality overhaul in order to deliver on what our customers expect of an easy-to-use, intuitive control panel. Ultimately our goal is to make a simple account management interface which is quicker to use and which can be used on all devices whilst behind the scenes […]

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