New domain names – successes and failures

Top Domains for UK

A year ago we were busy getting the names.co.uk website ready for the launch of the first new gTLDs. As you may remember; .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles & .ventures were the first new domain extensions we were able to bring you on a first come, first served registration basis. One year on,  we want to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve experienced and give you our recommendations to help you chose what’s right for you. Recently, I attended the Nominet UK Registrar conference, where Alexa Raad, the CEO of Architelos presented some interesting stats on new […]

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Change Your Story: Q&A with Russell Hirst – tubetalkers.com

Russell Hirst

Meet Russell Hirst, Founder of tubetalkers.com and extremely chatty guy. Russell has taken the first step to changing his story, by launching his idea online. Russell’s idea involves getting people to be more social and transform dull journeys on public transport into fun and interesting ways to pass the time. Using our website builder, Russell has been able to turn his idea into reality and is now selling lapel pins online. Find out more about Russell’s new business venture and how wearing a pin could improve your daily commute. We caught up with Russell to ask him a few question: Q: […]

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Change Your Story: Q&A with Katrina Cliffe – KC Communications

Katrina Cliffe

Many parents dream of being able to easily coordinate the logistics of a busy family routine, with a meaningful job they enjoy; Katrina has achieved just that. Katrina set up KC Communications, a Marketing Consultancy based in Yorkshire, in 2014 and within 4 months had already needed to take on a member of staff. Read more about Katrina’s inspirational story. We asked Katrina to tell us the top 3 ways her life has changed by starting a business and taking it online. 1) I get to take my children to school in a morning and attend school related events without having […]

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Change Your Story: Q&A with Sam Conway – Architek Design & Planning

Sam Conway

Sam Conway’s story is one of real inspiration and determination. Sam saw the recession taking its toll and rather than shy away and cling on to the hope of keeping his job, he took the bull by the horns and started his own company, Architek Design & Planning. This was a really brave move and one that has certainly paid off. With efficiency as a key driver, Sam’s business has the greatest chance of withstanding the test of time. Find out more about Sam’s story and how he made the jump. We asked Sam to share his own experiences and […]

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Change Your Story in 2015!

Change Your Story - Katrina Cliffe

Did you set up on your own to get away from the rat race?  Has going online changed your business for the better? Did you dream big and make your new venture a reality? These are the questions we recently asked our customers, we wanted to understand if a decision to change their story had made a big difference to their work lives. We got a huge response and read some amazing stories, such as a teacher leaving her profession to become a writer, a retiree retraining in website design, and several people starting their own business to spend more time […]

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