Chrome warns users HTTP is not secure

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 […]

names.co.uk supports local charities

Over the last few weeks our staff have rallied around to show their support for two very worthy causes, the ‘Toys for Tots’ scheme and the Worcester Foodbank. Together we were able to collect and donate a huge selection of non-perishable food items and new toys to help those most in need over the Christmas period. The “Toys for Tots” scheme was set up by the Worcester Community Trust in collaboration with the H&W Chamber of Commerce and the Worcestershire Ambassadors. Each year, they ask local companies like ourselves to buy an extra gift each for disadvantaged children in Worcestershire. […]

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 […]

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

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 […]