Happy 1st Birthday .UK!

Happy 1st Birthday UK

.uk turned 1 today and in the twelve short months since its arrival, there’s already been over 320,000 .uk domains registered according to Nominet figures. Ian Beaumont from our Domain Name Management team said, ‘Although the numbers are still small compared to .co.uk, the fact that so many have been registered in just one year indicates .uk is happily being adopted by the public. The portfolio will continue to expand over time but in particular; interest will peak once .uk reaches its fifth year because at that point, any .uk that is currently reserved for the matching .co.uk owner will […]

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Family fun at names.co.uk Children’s Day

Children's Day at names.co.uk

Our annual Children’s Day transformed the names.co.uk office into a Family Fun Zone with a giant bouncy castle, a bouncy slide, face painter, pony rides and lots and lots of cake; baked by staff, including members of our Bake Club. Samantha West, HR assistant said, “It was a fab day, the weather held off for us – just about, and we had so much fun. The children loved the bouncy slide and the face painter was a real hit and not just with the children!” She continued, “The highlight was the beautiful ponies, the children had a great time trekking […]

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Pay with Amazon in 1 click

pay with amazon

We’re excited to announce a new way to pay for your services on our website. If you’ve already got an account with Amazon you’ll be familiar with their 1-click payments. Pay with Amazon makes shopping on our website even easier by allowing you to speed through checkout using the account information already stored in your Amazon account to pay on our site. Simply choose the Pay with Amazon option in your shopping cart and after selecting your preferred Amazon account payment information the first time, next time you buy from us you can literally pay in just 1 click! This […]

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Are your WordPress plugins and themes up to date?


Have you heard? There have been concerns over the security of some very popular and regularly used WordPress plugins and themes recently? Joost de Valk of Yoast.com – a programmer of plugins himself, has determined the misuse of the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions. To most people this probably doesn’t mean a great deal, but it is important to anyone running a WordPress website. The presence of such code in plugins and themes commonly used in WordPress means that a large number of websites, may be open to Cross-site scripting or XSS vulnerabilities. Cross-site scripting/XSS vulnerability does enable hackers or bots […]

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Over 270 domain names relating to Princess Charlotte already registered

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Today, we can reveal more than 270 domain names relating to Princess Charlotte have been snapped up by domain name opportunists and super-fans since her name was announced on Monday. View image | gettyimages.com Domain name speculation is the practice of registering a domain with the intent to resell it for profit. Already many domains containing the Princess’ name are for sale including: charlotteprincessofcambridge.co.uk registered 04.05.15 princess-of-cambridge.co.uk registered 02.05.15 charlotteelizabethdiana.fashion registered 04.05.15 hrhcharlotte.co registered 04.05.15 charlotteofcambridge.co.uk registered 04.05.15 Ian Beaumont our Business Development Manager explains, “In instances like this, all kinds of people register domain names, some for genuine reasons […]

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