Archive for January, 2008


The surprising past of generic domain names

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These days, generic domain names – based on ordinary nouns and verbs – can change hands for serious money. But in the web’s early days, most people hadn’t spotted the potential...


Free ASP.NET hosting for UK students

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A common criticism by students of ASP.NET hosting in the UK is the cost. That’s why our sister company, WebFusion, in partnership with Microsoft, is now offering free ASP.NET hosting to...


Win speakers for your MP3 player

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THIS COMPETITON IS NOW CLOSED Enter the 123-reg blog competition to win one of twenty portable MP3 speakers we have to give away. We’ve managed to wrestle 20 speakers away...



And the people’s choice is…

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Webfusion, our sister company, sponsored the ‘Website of the year – people’s choice’ award in the .net magazine awards 2007. The awards are now closed and winners have been selected: The...


Social networks to get even bigger in 2008?

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Just stumbed across an interesting piece from Robin Goad over at Hitwise about Facebook and other social networks. If you were in any doubt about whether Facebook has had an impact...


Logging in to the new 123-reg webmail

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Last week we launched the new 123-reg webmail interface. (Blog readers got a sneak preview of it back in December.) It offers a number of improvements over the previous version;...



Is your name on the web?

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I don’t generally read Canadian news sites on a regular basis, but I just picked up a story on CTV.ca about Canadians who are buying up personal domain names. One of...