The Blog

The Blog

We like to share our thoughts on certain subjects - domains, online tech, current affairs etc. We'll try to keep it as active as possible with regular updates, it will be both satirical and serious at times.

Monday, 20 November 2017 20:18

Google will manually lower RT.com's rankings

Google's Eric Schimidt has announced that Google will de-rank news articles from RT.com. In what can only be seen as another assault on freedom of speech, Google has given up any pretence that they believe in alternate views. RT's reports on the story here Over the last 12 months, Google and its sister companies have gone to war with people who don't like the liberal left narrative. Sometimes banning commentators, sometimes placing commentators behind a "verification" wall to prevent people their views being heard. In other cases they have de-monetised accounts on YouTube that don't sing from the same hymn…
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:49

Best place for an EV SSL - GoDaddy

For those of you who don't know. Obtaining an EV SSL can be a real pain in the backside. There are some admin hoops you have to jump through, it's demanding to say the least. Then we found the breath of fresh air that was GoDaddy. I've bought a few normal SSL's over the last few years. They are pretty simple to install, issued almost immediately and haven't really had any problems. For customer assurance reasons I have previously bought EV SSL's for some of our more important sites. OK, maybe that's a lie - I bought them because I…
No matter how hard they try to dress this up, Twitter's banning of Russia Today's purchasing of ads is an embarrassing sign that Western Media has lost the plot and a clear sign of panic as western propaganda fails. Earlier today Twitter.com banned the hugely respected Russia Today from buying adverts on it's platform. They have given some strange reason that the "At Twitter we believe in freedom of expression and in speaking truth to power. We also want to ensure that people feel safe when they interact with our site, and that advertisers bring value to our users,” This…
Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:19

One of the Biggest .co.uk Sales In 2017

It's come to my attention that one of the biggest sales of 2017 has now been completed. The Domain name Fireworks was bought, no site included. The name was bought by and end user, a very well known fireworks importer who instantly saw the value in this category killer domain name. The sale was completed about 2 months ago, and a new website site has been launched just in time for the run up to Guy Fawkes Night. I've been asked not to mention any figures involved but it was a huge investment that is already starting to pay off.…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:40

Nominet Setting Very Dangerous Precedent?

This post follows on from the last post I made about the non requested registration of .uk domains names and how it could possibly lead to them being stolen if the example was followed through. It appears that Nominet have responded to a user on Acorn. Now it maybe that it was someone at Nominet getting confused, or it could be something of a major change in policy which should be very concerning. The response from Nominet is here https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/threads/123reg-taking-liberties-with-your-uk-domain-registration-rights.150252/page-6#post-577795 In it they essentially say that 123-reg emailed all of their customers who own .co.uk names and offered to register…
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