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names.co.uk partner with SearchQuest


We are excited to announce our new partnership with digital marketing specialists SearchQuest. Based in Lancaster, SearchQuest provides affordable Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) solutions to customers to help improve their online visibility and create a strong digital presence. In an increasingly online world, it’s important to have the right domain name, an attractive website and reliable hosting. You also need to use the right techniques to bring your website to the attention of web users who are searching for your products or services. SearchQuest offers a range of integrated services to help customers increase their online profile and naturally improve … Continue reading

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Children’s Day – not just for kids!

Mini Fun Jungle (2)

Our first ever Children’s Day transformed names.co.uk into a specially designed, Mini Fun Jungle! The event, which was organised by the names.co.uk Children’s Day event team, Caroline, Samantha, Steph and Gill, meant staff could bring their children to work to show them the office and most importantly, let them play in the newly created jungle for an afternoon. As they arrived you could see their eyes light up as they explored the garden full of colourful games and animals. The Mini Fun Jungle included a giant bouncy castle with slides, a jungle run, a petting zoo with tortoises, baby rabbits, … Continue reading

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Unlock the potential of Office 365 on your iPad!

            With the launch of Microsoft’s Office 365, it’s now easier than ever to work, share, collaborate and meet wherever you are. One of the most exciting moves in this development has been the creation of iPad and mobile specific apps, with popular Microsoft Office programmes Word, Excel and PowerPoint reimagined for the touch-friendly, small screen experience. Figures released back in March revealed that Office for iPad was downloaded a whopping 27 million times in 6 weeks! You can download Office on your iPad free from your app store, allowing you to view Word, Excel … Continue reading

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The new .UK is finally here!

.UK has arrived

We’re pleased to announce the new British .uk has arrived!  It’s new, short, smart and if you’ve owned a .co.uk domain for the last year or more, we have good news – your matching .uk is already reserved. Want to claim your reserved matching .uk or buy a brand new one? Here’s what you need to know… Who can claim a reserved.uk name? Anyone who owns a .co.uk that was purchased before 28th October 2013 will have an automatic right to buy the matching .uk. Domain names bought after that date are not guaranteed the right. How can I check … Continue reading

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Heartbleed Update

A number of bugs have recently been discovered in OpenSSL, the same software that was affected by the well-known “Heartbleed” bug which existed in millions of systems worldwide. The main vulnerabilities are known as “DTLS Invalid Fragment Bug” (CVE-2014-0195) which may allow remote code execution or denial of Service to take place. Also, “SSL/MITM Vulnerability” (CVE-2014-0224) which may allow client/server traffic to be intercepted should both client and server be running vulnerable versions of OpenSSL. None of the vulnerabilities are currently considered to be as serious as the Heartbleed bug. Given most client browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari … Continue reading

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