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.UK Domain Renewals

Back in 2014, Nominet (the .uk Registry), launched the shorter and smarter, .uk domain name extension. They protected existing UK domain registrants by reserving the matching .uk domain for 5 years. What steps has names.co.uk taken to protect their customers?… Continue Reading →

Brexit and .eu domains

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest questions across the UK right now is – how will my business be affected when the UK leaves the European Union? Domains are the core of our business, so we’ve been keeping… Continue Reading →

Phishing… What is it? Best practice to stay safe online.

At names.co.uk, we like to share knowledge, especially when we feel it would benefit our customers and community. Recently, we learnt that our logo was used as part of a phishing scam, so we have decided to share some knowledge… Continue Reading →

names.co.uk Phishing Email Alert

A small number of customers have received a phishing email with the subject line, “Not renewed”.  It requests payment for a domain name renewal. It instructs the recipient to go to a payment form in an attempt to obtain sensitive… Continue Reading →

.uk domain names – what you need to do before 25th June 2019

The .UK extension launched in 2014, joining .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk as part of the UK domain family. At that time, Nominet (the Registry for the UK domain family), reserved the matching .uk for registrants of existing .co.uk domains registered… Continue Reading →

New – Website maintenance service

All good things must come to an end… and be replaced with something way better! We’re always looking for ways to make our customers lives a little easier. Today, we’re super excited to tell you all about our new service… Continue Reading →

Phishing email alert

Earlier this week, some customers received a fraudulent renewal email purporting to come from us via our sister company Register.it. These phishing emails are written in Italian and warn customers to renew domain names. Here’s an example of the email:… Continue Reading →

Samsung attempt to reverse hijack ‘GalaxyStore.com’

Samsung has been found guilty of trying to reverse hijack the domain name ‘GalaxyStore.com’. Earlier this year, they changed the name of their app store from Galaxy Apps to Galaxy Store but they failed to secure the domain name ‘GalaxyStore.com’… Continue Reading →

Brexit – what lies ahead for .eu domains?

With uncertainty looming over Brexit, many things remain undecided, however the European Commission and EURid (the .eu registry) have announced that there will be changes for .eu domains. At this point we cannot tell you exactly what this means as… Continue Reading →