Archive for March, 2008

Owners of .web.com domains: read this!

This one’s important for anyone who owns a domain ending in .web.com which they control through a 123-reg account. (The information below only applies to domains ending in .web.com – all other .com domains are completely unaffected.) As of later today (March 31), .web.com domains will cease to resolve. This means any website located at an [...]


Scotland seeks its own domain name extension

We’ve been chatting about an interesting story in the office this morning: the Scottish National Party wants to establish a top level domain (TLD) for Scotland. The story has been covered by the Times and over on Circle ID. The proposal is being driven by dotSCO (surely they’ve missed a trick by not going for the [...]


123-reg: first to a million .uk domains

123-reg has become the first .uk tag holder to amass over a million domains on a single tag. What does this mean? Well, essentially, we’re now responsible for the management of over a million domain names which end in .uk. They’re all owned by our customers – that’s you, if you’ve ever bought a .uk [...]


SupaNames launch Virtual Private Servers

Our sister site SupaNames, has recently launched a brand new range of Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Starting at £14.99 per month, VPS bridge the gap between shared hosting and dedicated servers, offering the flexibility of dedicated hosting at the price of shared. With either Linux or Windows to choose from, the specs are pretty impressive [...]


Borrow a fiver? Business advice from one of Britain’s most successful web start-ups

Starting an online business is easier than ever before. Webspace is cheap, and there are lots of tools to help you get going. Unfortunately, it doesn’t follow that success is always simple too. We spoke to Giles Andrews, Chief Financial Officer and UK Managing Director of Zopa, a social lending website which connects people who [...]


Nobody hosts more websites

We are all excited about the new look of our print advert for WebFusion and thought it be great to share it with everyone. We are very proud to be the biggest UK host and also got rated the most reliable UK webhost and 4th worldwide by Netcraft in January 2008.


30% off new domains with web hosting

Back in February, we added brand new domains to our portfolio. These include: .cn (China) .es (Spain) .at (Austria) .be (Belgium) To celebrate the new additions to our domain portfolio, we are giving 30% off each of these domains when you buy an annual starter plus or starter pro hosting package. Save £5 on each [...]


Inside Google Analytics – exclusive interview

Web analytics. Sounds dull, but it can show you exactly what people are doing on your website. It helps you make improvements – if you’re running a business, it can even boost your bottom line. However, it is a subject that can be difficult to get to grips with. So we asked Brian Clifton, Google’s [...]


Spot the tricks and stop domain name scams

We wrote about a typical domain name scam a couple of weeks ago. Since then, a couple of people in the office have been targeted, so we thought we’d revisit the subject in a bit more detail. Generally, domain scams are tricks to get you to part with money, your domain, or even both. At [...]


Top 6…mistakes brand new site owners make

1. Giving up after a couple of months because they aren’t ranked #1 on Google Unless you are in a completely competitor free niche (try typing in “monkey shine on tree” in to Google!) your site will take time to be crawled by the search engine’s spiders, linked to by other sites and ranked high [...]