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Changes to .fr (France) domain transfers and trades process

On 30 June 2015 the registry operator for .fr domains will be changing the process for transfers and trades (ownership changes) when submitted together for the following ccTLDs: .fr – France .re – Reunion Island .pm – St. Pierre and … Continue reading

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.org Domain Pricing Change Effective from 1st July 2015

In line with our transparent domain pricing policy, planned changes to domain pricing for .org domains at one of our suppliers (Tucows) have been incorporated into our own pricing as follows: All prices excluding VAT Registration and renewal price changes: … Continue reading

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Protect your Google Account with Password Alert

Google have created a free open source extension for their Chrome web browser. Once installed, Password Alert will show a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page. This can help protect … Continue reading

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Planned Maintenance at UK Data Centre 21st May 2015

The UK data centre we use have informed us of planned maintenance occurring overnight starting at 22:00 on 21st May 2015. If you are an existing customer, please review the information below and if you have any questions, please do … Continue reading

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.info Domain Pricing Change Effective from 2nd April 2015

In line with our transparent domain pricing policy, planned changes to domain pricing for .info domains at one of our suppliers (Tucows) have been incorporated into our own pricing as follows: All prices excluding VAT Registration and renewal price changes: … Continue reading

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Planned Maintenance at UK Data Centre 27th March 2015

The UK data centre we use have informed us of planned maintenance occurring overnight starting at 00:01 on 27th March 2015. If you are an existing customer, please review the information below and if you have any questions, please do … Continue reading

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Changes to .dk domains as of 1st March 2015

DK Hostmaster, the registry managing the .dk (Denmark) namespace, has announced policy changes that affect the management of .dk domains. The new policies will result in the following changes for .dk domains, effective from 1st March 2015: Registrants will need … Continue reading

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Planned Maintenance at UK Data Centre 11th February 2015

The UK data centre we use have informed us of planned maintenance occurring overnight starting at 11pm on 11th February 2015. If you are an existing customer, please review the information below and if you have any questions, please do … Continue reading

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Domain Pricing Changes Effective 8th January 2015

In line with our transparent domain pricing policy, changes to domain pricing at one of our suppliers (Tucows) have now been incorporated into our own pricing and the changes are as follows: All prices excluding VAT Registration and renewal price … Continue reading

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SSL 3.0 Protocol Vulnerability and POODLE Attack (CVE-2014-3566)

All Ecological Hosting web hosting servers have been updated to disallow SSLv3 to help mitigate the SSLv3/POODLE vulnerability. US-CERT Report: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-290A “The POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack demonstrates this vulnerability using web browsers and web servers, which … Continue reading

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US Data Centre Scheduled Maintenance 8th October 2014

The US data centre have informed us that one of their upstream bandwidth suppliers, Time Warner, will be performing scheduled maintenance on the 8th October 2014 between 8am and 1pm BST. The Time Warner Cable Engineering department will perform network … Continue reading

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Bash ‘Shellshock’ Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271 & CVE-2014-7169)

A very serious flaw in a critical piece of software that runs on almost all Linux operating systems has been found. BBC news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29361794 Dubbed ‘Shellshock’ the flaw allows attackers to potentially take control of a vulnerable system and … Continue reading

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Modern Anti-Spam and E2E Crypto Article

Nice write up of the long drawn out war against spammers and protecting email services from abuse: https://moderncrypto.org/mail-archive/messaging/2014/000780.html Written by Mike Hearn, a very smart/savvy ex-Googler Found via tweet by Matt Cutts: http://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/508108603253743616 As mentioned in the above article, a … Continue reading

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WordPress Attack on UK Systems 24th August 2014

We are sorry to have to report that on the 24th August there was a significant security event on our UK based shared hosting systems. As at the time of writing I have already personally spent over 20 hours straight … Continue reading

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Office Closed 26th July to 3rd August 2014

Notice: Office Closed 26th July to 3rd August Please be aware we will be closed 26th July 2014 to 3rd August 2014. As such, please do not plan any major changes during this week, or changes that require technical input … Continue reading

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Telephone Contact Numbers Update

As from today we only have two telephone numbers: +44 (0)1773 747722 Office +44 (0)7931 381818 Out of hours emergency only support Please see our contact page for further information regarding use of these two telephone numbers. If you have … Continue reading

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OpenSSL ‘Heartbleed’ Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160)

There has been a lot of coverage concerning the following vulnerability: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-098A We are pleased to be able to report that none of our systems are affected because we are currently running OpenSSL version 0.9.8 across the board. During the … Continue reading

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Sucuri Blog – Unmasking “Free” Premium WordPress Plugins

Sucuri (a web monitoring and malware clean up service) have posted an excellent article about WordPress plugins and their security implications: http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/03/unmasking-free-premium-wordpress-plugins.html If you don’t realise the security threat to your website, other sites in your FTP area and potentially … Continue reading

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