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Improvements and upgraded services

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As part of our continual investment in our infrastructure Easyspace are pleased to announce that we have now completed Phase 2 of our upgrades to our shared web hosting and email platforms. These upgrades include a new data centre in Maidenhead, completely new state of the art hardware on our hosting environment, and continual improvements to our email products – including the introduction of Microsoft Office 365.

This, of course includes our upgraded webmail service, which has been very well received by many of you, particularly customers who use email on their smartphones.

Your support and feedback has been both encouraging and helpful.

We have a very busy year ahead, with our continued upgrade plans, new products, services and initiatives to help you get the most out of everything you do online.

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Easyspace team

 

 

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Nominet – Domain names price increases: .co.uk, .uk, me.uk, .org.uk, .plc.uk, .ltd.uk

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Nominet, the official registry for UK domain names will increase the prices of all domain name extensions ending in .uk on 1st March 2016.

This will result in wholesale prices of both new registrations and renewals of .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, and .uk domains increasing.

As a result of these increased wholesale prices for .UK extensions it will be necessary for us to increase the price we charge for all Nominet domain names, effective March 1st 2016.

 

How to avoid the increased domain registration fees:

If you want to save some money long-term, and avoid paying the increased domain name registration fees, then now is a good time to either register a new UK domain extension, or renew your existing one. By registering or renewing you UK domain before 1st March 2016 you will avoid paying the price increase. With this in mind, we advise that you choose a multi-year purchase/renewal for the longest period, so that you can avoid the price increases for as long as possible.

If you have a large number of .UK extensions, then multi-year renewals made before 1st March 2016 could result in significant savings.

Easyspace offer generous discounts on multi-year registrations, so if you register your domain for 5 years or more, you can lock in a much lower cost.

To search for a domain name please click here – (remember to select your multi-year discount).

 

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Glibc bug – What you need to know

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Google experts reported yesterday that they have discovered a security flaw, which potentially puts at risk thousands of devices and apps – including Linux servers. Known as the “Glibc bug” it could allow hackers to insert code into a device’s memory, enabling hacking attacks – including remote access attacks on devices such as a computer.

Google engineers, in collaboration with security experts at Red Hat were quick to release a “patch” in order to fix the problem – which affects servers running on the Linux operating system. Windows or OS X are unaffected.

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Interview with Affiliate Marketer Kirsty McCubbin

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Kirsty McCubbin escaped the daily grind of 9 to 5 and has been earning a living as a full time affiliate for 12 years – 2 years out of that time doing nothing but travelling the world – all funded by her affiliate marketing earnings.

Kirsty is passionate about affiliate marketing, declaring it “the greatest occupation in the known universe” – it has given her a flexible lifestyle, able to stay at home looking after her two young children, while at the same time earn a full time income. Over the years Kirsty has put her internet marketing expertise into practice setting up & promoting websites in numerous market niches.

Recently returned to the UK after living in Australia for over 7 years, Easyspace caught up with her for a chat:

 

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How to choose a good domain name

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Your domain name or web address is your shop front to the world. Which means the name you use matters. It’s important.

Why does a domain name matter? It’s the first thing that people will see if you’re online. If you meet somebody for the first time – possibly at a networking event or business conference, then you will want a professional name that appeals to people.

Your domain name has the potential to leave people with an impression about you & your website – your business, or your organisation, or club…. so make sure it’s a good one.

Keep in mind that while a domain name is important, it is not going to make or break your business or whatever online project your planning, so it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get your first choice domain.

There are plenty of successful websites with bad domain names, and there are plenty of businesses that have failed, even though they had great domain names – so don’t let it hold you back. Don’t procrastinate over buying a domain name.

Simply take some time to think of a domain name that will be good for you, do some research and then register one. Just register it and then move on to creating your website for your domain.

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5 Podcasts for Creatives

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Are you a creative? Are you a designer, artist, musician, illustrator, painter, filmmaker, photographer, writer, craftsperson? Are you working on side projects or pushing full steam ahead with your latest creative idea? If so then you’ll understand the challenges faced by creative people – where to get inspiration, how to stay motivated, how not to lose focus on your goals, how not to be sidetracked, etc.

Sometimes it’s good to connect with other creatives and learn from them – get inspired and be motivated by their stories. Below are 5 popular podcasts for creatives – which hopefully you’ll find helpful, motivating and encouraging in your creative pursuits:

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Interview with Rob Burgess, founder of the UK’s biggest frequent flyer website Head for Points

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Rob Burgess runs the UK’s biggest frequent flyer website, Head for Points (www.headforpoints.com). If you collect Avios points, Virgin Flying Club miles or any sort of hotel loyalty points, you will find Rob’s site to be full of useful news and reference articles on how to make the most of your miles and points.

He has over 8 million airline, hotel and credit card points in the bank and has redeemed a further 10 million over the past decade. The site generates almost 900,000 page views a month from 165,000 unique visitors, the majority of them from the UK.

Easyspace recently caught up with Rob for a chat:

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6 reasons why you should register another domain name

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More people than ever are wanting to create a website, whether it’s for their business or if it’s just a personal website, such as a blog or a family photo gallery, etc. It used to be the case that people would only buy only one domain name, however that is now changing. Increasingly people are registering more than one domain name.

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Do you use Snapchat for your business?

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Do you know what Snapchat is? Do you know that thousands of businesses are using Snapchat to connect with their customers? If you answered no to either of these questions, then you are missing out. Snapchat is one of the fastest growing social media tools, even though it’s still fairly new. Snapchat offers fantastic opportunities for businesses. It is a great way to engage with your customers, so it’s an excellent marketing tool for you – so it’s worth checking out.

What is it?

Snap chat is a mobile app that lets you take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as “Snaps”.

Nearly 100 million “Snapchatters” use the app every day. It has 5+ Billion video views each day. With over 60% of people who use Snapchat daily, creating content every day – they are active and engaged on the platform. Continue reading

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Save 25% OFF .ORG and .INFO domain names

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For some, budgets can be tight in January, so with this in mind Easyspace is starting 2016 off with two domain name promotions:

.org – £10.20 25% off until midnight on 30th June 2016

.info – £10.05 25% off until midnight on 30th June 2016

Only applies to new 1 year registration or the first year of new multi-year registrations.

Why register a .org domain name extension?

  • Great for communities – it brings people together online
  • Perfect for nonprofits – inspire people to make a difference and spread the message of your cause
  • Suitable for businesses – let people know about your charity or philanthropic work that your company is involved with
  • It’s international – it can be used and understood all over the world because it is suitable for any language

.ORG is a domain that brings people together. So far it is used by over 10 million websites worldwide. It brings together organisations, companies, clubs, and individuals to communicate with their audiences online.

Find your .ORG extension at te Easyspace domain names page today

 

Why register a .info domain name extension?

  • .INFO has been used and trusted since 2001
  • .INFO is a well-known, established TLD
  • .INFO is intuitive for “information” in languages around the world
  • .INFO has global appeal and has been registered in 99% of the world’s countries
  • .INFO is affordable and easy to remember

5 million of people around the world have chosen a .INFO extension for their website – whether it’s for their business or personal website, making it one of the most popular generic Top-Level Domains.

Finding information is what the internet is all about – with a .INFO domain you’re letting people know they at the right place.

Find your .INFO extension at te Easyspace domain names page today

 

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