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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

.tel domains for restaurants bars and pubs

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The great people at Telnic, the company behind the .tel domain name, have come up with a great template to show restaurant, bar and pub owners how to best layout their .tel domain profile.

Click the link below to find out more.


If you haven’t registered your .tel domain yet, head on over to www.simpledomainnames.co.uk!

All about .org

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Probably the most familiar .ORG domain on the web today is http://wikipedia.org. This gTLD was created in 1984 as one of the Internet’s original top-level domains, and has wide-ranging use including open source projects (http://drupal.org/), sports groups (http://www.specialolympics.org/), advocacy (http://www.kiva.org/) and causes (http://www.cbcf.org/). As the third largest gTLD, it is used worldwide, connecting smaller pockets of communities and giving them collective global reach. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .ORG registry operator since 2003, has embraced social media to support organizations in a wide variety of ways including their YouTube Channel and World Voices events program. Your customers will find all types of videos highlighting the various uses of .ORG. Check out the video below.

.ORG Quick Facts

  • There are more than 7 million .ORG domains around the world.
  • It is the third largest gTLD behind .COM and .NET.
  • PIR (Public Interest Registry) is the registry operator.
  • Anyone can buy this gTLD.
  • They were the official sponsor for the 13th Annual Webby Awards.
  • PIR is actively promoting implementation of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for their TLD and signed their zone on June 2, 2009.
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