While shared servers are cost-effective solutions for most website hosting, many webmasters have experienced their disadvantages. Page load speeds can be slow and may vary at random, while the back-office performance of many sites, WordPress ones in particular, is so… Continue Reading →

Most workers now want to work remotely for some of the time

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world on a micro and macro level. For individuals, there has been profound grief and loss. There have been extraordinary acts of selflessness and bravery and the best and worst of human nature have… Continue Reading →

A powerful call-to-action will convert website visitors into customers

New online businesses face two main hurdles. The first is getting visitors to come to their website, and the second is converting those visitors into customers. Most manage to get a few hundred visits a week without much difficulty. Getting… Continue Reading →

What is email hosting and how can it help your business?

Are you thinking of moving your business online and wondering why free email addresses are offered with some website hosting plans? Do you need new email addresses? Most of us sign up for a free email address with one of… Continue Reading →

What is a domain name registrar?

Believe it or not, websites don’t need domain names. When your browser tries to find a website, it relies on a string of numbers, known as an IP address, to identify the server it is running on. When you give… Continue Reading →

Remote working is not the same as flexible working – it’s vital to understand the difference

With much of the nation working from home people are having to adapt to a whole new way of working. Many are getting to grips with it as the new normal, and many employers are saying they intend to keep… Continue Reading →

A look back at businesses born in the 2020 lockdown

As another national lockdown begins in the UK, let’s take a look back at the first lockdown and people who created start-ups. What reasons did they have for starting a business during such turbulent times? Will more fledgling businesses spring… Continue Reading →

Lockdown has driven the largest ever surge in technology investment

This year has seen a huge surge in technology investment, much of it driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. The changes forced upon all aspects of our lifestyles, from work to socialising and study, has identified the need for the best… Continue Reading →

.EU domains and Brexit – everything you need to know in 2021

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 1st February 2020, UK or Gibraltar based individuals and businesses are no longer eligible to register a .eu domain name.  If you currently hold a .eu domain or are considering registering one,… Continue Reading →

The Isolation Diaries: volume V

Hannah Bushell – Legal Counsel (and mum of two) At names.co.uk we received the news a couple of weeks ago that working from home was no longer simply “temporary”, but for some of us “semi-permanent”. I wept (loudly) into my… Continue Reading →

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