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.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:51

That - is now finished

Many of you may be aware that we used to operate from the website that.co.uk and then subsequently that.uk - today we closed those sites and moved completely back to GreyWing. We haven't used the GreyWing brand since 2010 but now we are back - this time as the .uk - not the .co.uk There were many reasons for the move and the major one being that we felt that it was just time to head back to our old brand "GreyWing". We were having problems getting "That" ranked in Google because of the number of times "that" is used…
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 21:55

Does Radio Advertising Work?

We wanted to share with people our recent "toe in the water" experiences of advertising our latest new project on local radio. Our local area is Barnsley, South Yorkshire and our local radio station is Dearne FM. The new project we decided to advertised was the website was.co.uk which dealt with upgrading existing .co.uk owners to the new .uk platform. One of the ways we wanted to reach potential new customers was with local radio, we wanted to try our local area first and then see how it went before deciding whether or not to roll it out. We called…
The recent hack involving highly confidential data from the adult site Ashley Madison leaves me somewhat confused as to why the company is struggling to deal with it. Ashley Madison is some kind of promiscuous sexual site where individuals agree to meet and have affairs. Of course with sites like this the data confidentiality will be a high priority and data can not get out. Leaving aside the morality of the site for one moment - as we are not here to comment on that - we want to walk through the solution that should be staring their CEO in…
Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:35

We'll stick with Joomla thanks

We have recently been contemplating the switch from Joomla! to WordPress as our preferred site build option. Joomla! has served us well for the last eight years and has been an amazingly successful platform, but Joomla 3 didn't seem to work for us, so we were contemplating the switch to WordPress. That was until we witnessed the legal shenanigans surrounding Thesis.com. It reminds us why we prefer Joomla! and not WordPress and will stay loyal to the Joomla community. Joomla 3 came out around 2012 / 2013, we cannot say that we took to it like a duck to water.…
Friday, 17 July 2015 11:47

Will .uk become dominant over .co.uk?

We often get asked about whether it is right to upgrade from .co.uk to .uk, and what our views on the subject are. What we have found over the last few months is not really all that surprising when you think about it. We have decided to share a little bit of what we dicovered with our visitors. Will .uk win over .co.uk? Yes, we are 100% confident that the .UK will be the major extension in the United Kingdom. Many people will be reading this and thinking that we are basing our assessment on pure wishful thinking - that…
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