An entrepreneur’s journey

We’d like to introduce one of our customers; inspirational entrepreneur, Gareth Phoenix. His online venture began at the end of 2015 when he took his passion for fashion and his desire to build a family business to the next level and launched his online store, Gentlemen’s Practice. Gentlemen’s Practice offers a unique range of men’s accessories aimed at making “every day a dapper day”. Gareth said, “Launching my online business gave me the opportunity to combine something I love – fashion, with my desire to run a business from home and spend more time with my family. It’s been a […]

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 […]