Archive for August, 2008

Seven million and counting

As reported over on the Nominet news pages, the seven millionth .uk domain has recently been registered. That’s another milestone for the .uk registry, which is still growing at a fairly impressive rate – it only passed six million in July last year. A good proportion of those domains are registered through 123-reg; back in [...]

Googler thwarted by domain name dispute

I’ve mentioned a few domain name disputes here in the last few months. Another has just caught my eye. It involves that online behemoth, Google, and a chap called Jan Jeltes from Eden Hills near Adelaide in Australia. Jeltes registered 26 domain names, all of which contain the term Googler. They included: [...]

Domain name lessons from Dragons’ Den

Watching Dragons’ Den on BBC2 last night, I found myself literally shouting at the TV at one of the prospective investments. It was a website that has video recipes for people to watch and follow on the domain name The two candidates stated they had approx 15,000 unique impressions per month, which is a lot [...]

£1 shared hosting on 123-reg!

Yes you read that correctly, £1 shared hosting on 123-reg! Thats the sales spiel out of the way. Our top tier shared hosting package ‘Starter Pro Hosting‘  is now only £1 per month for the first six months of your annual contract, which makes it cheaper than the middle tier package ‘Starter Plus’. I’m trying [...]

dotCYM gets £20k for campaign

The dotCYM campaign has been running for a little while now. The aim of the campaign is to get Wales its own domain extension – .cym If successful, websites would be able to choose addresses like www.yourwebsite.cym. With the recent announcement that ICANN plans to allow the creation of loads of new domain extensions, the [...]

Totally Kommitted

The Kommitments are a live 10 piece tribute to The Commitments, the movie. The band’s website is hosted by 123-reg. As the front of their website says, the “live show is dynamic, visual, authentic and accurate”. They play all the classics, including Mustang Sally, Hard to Handle, and Take me to the River, plus many [...]

How to write great sales copy

Previously, we looked at how to write good copy for the web. In the latest of our videos, I’ve ventured in front of the camera to give you a quick run-down on writing sales copy. That’s right: how to encourage people to buy from your online shop. It’s not all about the hard sell: by [...]