Thomas Costello

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Everything you need to know about Heartbleed Bug threat

On 7th April 2014 a serious vulnerability in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL was discovered. It was a severe memory handling bug in their implementation of the TLS Heartbeat extension, which is why it has been dubbed the Heartbleed Bug. The vulnerability has existed since December 31st 2011 and became widespread in March 2012 following [...]


Why your business needs a new gTLD

For any small business, one of the most critical decisions is choosing a domain name. For too long there were only a handful of Top-Level Domains like .com, .org and .net on offer for a small business, making this important decision even more stressful. As the internet has grown and more businesses and individuals have [...]

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Introducing Dot London: The nation’s capital domain

In late 2013 it was announced that London & Partners, the promotional organisation for London, was successful in its application to set up and manage the new dot London domain name. Thanks to London and Partners, the capital will be one of the first major cities to launch its very own domain name. From 29th [...]

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The Importance Of Online Reviews

In the past decade, the power of online reviews for businesses has grown massively. As a small business you can harness the power of those online reviews as this White Paper shows. Download or read online our whitepaper: The Importance Of Online Reviews


Are you ready for Generation XYZ?

This year is set to be one of the most exciting in the history of the internet. 2014 will mark the beginning of a new era with the expansion of new generic Top Level Domains (new gTLD’s). The internet will see 1,400 new domains launch over the next two years and we will be profiling [...]

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Important Domain Registration Changes

Over the last couple of weeks you may have seen a number of communications from 123-reg and others relating to some changes that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Domains and Numbers (ICANN) has made to global domain policy. This policy change has been made to introduce an added layer of security on the internet to [...]


Are you aware of new Gmail updates?

2013 has been a year of significant change for users of Gmail. Earlier in the year, Google began filtering newsletters into separate folders within user’s inboxes. Last month, Google announced that images will now be cached in newsletter emails – a change that caught some by surprise. Gmail’s newsletter changes It is important that emails [...]

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Customer service you went crazy for

Over the past couple of weeks you may have seen our ‘Finding Reg video.’ The video reflects the passion some of our customers have for the customer service they receive. During this period, we had an internal competition to find out whom, within our team, best optimised what the concept of ‘Reg’ stands for. We [...]


The Changing Face of Domains: new gTLD’s Webinar

On 29th November 2013, 123-reg hosted a free to attend webinar, examining how new gTLD’s will help small businesses and chaired by Matt Mansell, head of Domain Strategy for 123-reg and the Host Europe Group. The internet is changing and the introduction of new generic top level domains will offer business highly unique domain names. [...]


Shorter and Simpler – will .uk domain benefit your business?

Today, Nominet has announced its plan to proceed with the shorter .uk domain extension following its second consultation period. The change will be the most significant advancement to the .uk domain market ever and will allow more than 10 million existing customers a shorter and more unique equivalent of the current There is no [...]