What the 2015 EU VAT changes mean for you


On January 1st 2015, the EU is changing the rules governing the VAT charged by companies providing “digital services” to consumers in the EU. If you are based in the EU and providing “digital services” to customers in EU countries other than the one you are based in, these changes affect you. If you don’t provide “digital services” or only sell your “digital services” to customers in the same country you supply them from, then you are not affected by this change. What is changing? Currently, companies based in the EU charge VAT at the rate of the country they […]

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POODLE – What you need to know


You may have heard about the recent SSL 3.0 exploit, POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This vulnerability allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to access the https secure connections when SSL 3.0 is enabled.  In short it means your secure session online could be at risk. What we are doing… We are removing SSL 3.0 from our web and email authentication which will protect you against this vulnerability. Why are we doing this? Security is of utmost importance to us here at names.co.uk, therefore, we see no option but to disable SSL 3.0. This SSL protocol has been in use […]

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5 top tips for small businesses on a budget


Budget restraints affect businesses of every size, but for small businesses and start-ups in particular, smart budget management can mean the difference between long-term success and overnight failure. Knowing which areas to invest budgets most heavily in is a lesson learned with time and experience, but there are some steps you can take from the word go to ensure you get more value for your money, particularly when it comes to your website. Here are 5 tips to get you started: 1. Create your own website You don’t have to pay through the nose to get a professional looking, functional […]

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What reviews mean for your website


Do you take note of a company’s star rating before you purchase their products? According to Trusted Shops, 80% of online shoppers will read what your customers are saying about you before completing a transaction. With this in mind, here are some of the top benefits of using reviews for your website according to Trusted Shops: 1. Trust: Safety and trust are two of the most important factors that encourage shoppers to purchase from your online shop. Coming second only to personal recommendations, written reviews are one of the most effective tools to increase sales and revenue. In a study […]

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SiteLock security; what is it and how can it benefit my website?

Secure hosting from names.co.uk

With the recent launch of the names.co.uk Limitless web hosting packages we’re taking a look at SiteLock domain security, and how it can benefit your website. Our top two unlimited packages offer you peace of mind thanks to smart and simple website security via SiteLock, which means you can focus on growing your business. What is SiteLock? SiteLock is cloud-based security software that protects your website from Malware and other malicious threats. In short, SiteLock does three things; find, fix and prevent. The software runs a number of scans across your site to find possible security breaches. With the SiteLock […]

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