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Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all simplewebhosting.co.uk and simpledomainnames.co.uk customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that, like us, you’ve had a great 2009 and are looking forward to a prosperous 2010.

There’s lots of exciting new things happening buy online propecia in the coming 12 months including the much-anticipated release of our spam filtering solution so make sure you follow us.

Our offices (including our telephone support) will be closing at 4pm today (Friday 17th December, 2009) and re-opening on Monday 4th January, 2010). You can still get e-mail and ticket support over the holiday period and live chat/remote support will be available most days.

VAT rate increase

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Following the recent Pre Budget Report issued by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the rate of VAT for standard rated supplies will return to 17.5% on 1st January, 2010

All standard rated invoices issued on or after 1st January, 2010 will apply VAT at the rate of 17.5%. The tax point date for the VAT invoice is the date on which the invoice is issued. This rule applies to the majority of propecia buy online our customers.

If you have any queries about invoices or the VAT rate, please contact us.

Important news about .cn domain registrations

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Over the weekend, CNNIC (the Chinese Internet Network Information Center which controls the .cn domain) made an announcement that it is implementing a new policy beginning yesterday, 14th December, 2009, that affects all new .cn registrations.

Under the new policy, individuals are effectively barred from registering .cn domain names as CNNIC now requires a paper application which includes a business seal, company business license (photocopy), and registrant ID (photocopy).

More information:

At this time, we are working with Neustar, our registration provider for .cn domains, to determine the exact details of the new policy. It is not yet known what impact this new policy will have on .cn registrations.

For the time being, we continue to process registrations as usual.

We will update our blog with further information as we receive it.

Beware domain name renewal scams!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Domain Renewal GroupThere’s nothing new about domain name renewal scams and you might say they’re not even scams at all – but one thing they all have in common is they’re unsolicited, will cost you more money and can cause you a real nuisance.

Customers who don’t choose our domain privacy option have their personal data made available to everyone simply by doing a ‘WHOIS’ lookup. This information provides the (legally required) ownership of the domain name including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You can view a sample WHOIS lookup for simplewebhosting.co.uk here and another for simpledomainnames.com here.

‘Enterprising’ companies with official-sounding names such as the Domain Registry of America or Domain Renewal Group then write to you suggesting that you should pay them to renew your domain name with them. You MUST NOT do so!

1) The example shown from Domain Renewal Group charges £20 for a .com domain – if you renew with simplewebhosting.co.uk or simpledomainnames.co.uk, we charge you just £9.99!

2) By renewing your domain name with one of these companies, you are transferring your domain name away from our control and to a company in the USA. These companies seldomly have telephone support and are typically difficult to get hold of.

So if you get an official-looking letter from one of these companies, you are quite safe to shred it. If you’re not 100% sure and want to run it past us, get in touch.

.info domains now just £2.49!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

.info domains now just £2.49!From now and for the rest of 2009, you can register your .info domain with simpledomainnames.co.uk for just £2.49 – a HUGE saving off the normal price of £9.99.

The .info generic top-level domain was introduced in 2001 and has since grown to be one of the most widely used TLDs on the Internet. .info domains, as the extension would suggest, tend to be used mainly for websites where the primary goal is to provide information. You’ll find everything from travel information sites to government sites.

Find out more and get your .info today with simpledomainnames.co.uk

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