.COM turns 30!

.COM turned 30 this week and continues to hold a strong position in the domain name market with more than one third of our customers registering a .COM. Hailing from the same era as shoulder pads and fishnet stockings, Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony, it has slowly become a firm favourite and much like Madonna, it’s now one of the most recognised names in the world. Our domain name specialist, Kelly Salter said, “.COM is 30 – its very old in terms of Internet age but it’s still playing an integral role in the domain name world today. With […]

Have you got all your domain bases covered?

Value the Classics Classic domain extensions such as .com, .co.uk and .net are well established on the web and recognised by everyone making them unlikely to ever go out of fashion. They are a staple choice, a great foundation for your website and already have a strong foothold in search engines. With today’s changing domain landscape and the introduction of so many new extensions, it’s never been more important to value the strong and steadfast names for your website. Discover the Contemporary Why do I need any of the new domain extensions you might ask? New gTLD’s are about choice […]

ICANN: Some BIG Issues Debated

We’ve just been to the ICANN 44 conference in Prague and picked up information we think you need to know. You may not be aware what ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) does or how important ICANN is to the Internet. If you think the role of ICANN is simply to ensure it “coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS)”, then you’re wrong. Right now, the Internet community is on the edge of a “choice revolution” on the lead up to controversial new gTLD’s (Generic Top Level Domains) and at the same time your Domain registrant privacy is being […]

Apple loses control of iPad.com domain names

Despite being one of the wealthiest tech companies in the world, Apple has lost a vital domain name portfolio for its hit iPad tablets. With the new retina display iPad announced yesterday at Yerba Buena Centre for Arts in San Francisco, we can reveal that www.iPad.com is a dead website, showing a construction site saying ‘coming soon’. Elsewhere a British design company that has been trading for over 18 years owns the lucrative www.apple.co.uk While Apple does own the rights to apple.com, iPod.com, iWork.com, iCloud.com and iMac.com, the Cupertino-based tech innovators have lost control of their iPad name portfolio in […]

Find your perfect partner with .COM and .NET

Do you have a new idea to put online? Multiply it by 2! Choose a .COM domain, the most popular extension, and register a second .NET domain with 50% off! 3 good reasons to register a .COM and a .NET They are international They are the most popular extensions in the world. They are quickly registered: everybody can request a .com or a .net and the domain is allocated in real time. Why register 2 domains? One domain is not enough to guarantee an appropriate online protection. Registering your domain in various extensions is the best way to protect your […]