New Domains Launching: .casino .school .football .apartments !

  The following new TLDs (Top Level Domains) are now entering new launch phases! TLD Launch Phase Phase Opens (UTC) Phase Closes (UTC) .casino General Availability – Early Access * May 27 2015 4:00PM Jun 3 2015 4:00PM .football General Availability – Early Access * May 27 2015 4:00PM Jun 3 2015 4:00PM .school General Availability – Early Access * May 27 …

.UK Domains for £1!

To celebrate the 1st birthday of .UK domains, we have an unmissable special offer for you… 1 year .uk domain name registrations for £1 !! Here’s how it works! The promotional price of £1 will be charged for any .uk one year domain registrations, registered from 8am (BST) on 10 June until midday (12.00 pm BST) on 31 July 2015. This will …

Primary DNS Server Failed

We are currently having some issues in our primary DNS server and we have identified the root cause of the issue. The operating system is corrupted and we have started repairing it. The customers who manage their DNS through Website Panel http://wp.myhostcontrols.com/ will not be able to delete/change DNS records for the time being. The secondary name server is working …

Data Center Maintenance 1-3 May

From Friday 1st May (approx 4PM) until Sunday 3rd May 2015 we will be performing essential maintenance work in our data center. This will involve servers and equipment being moved as part of our consolidation and infrastructure upgrade process. During this process there will be intermittent outages of systems while they are moved, these outages are unavoidable but will however be …

DRAAL-V26 Server Schedule Maintenance

Hello,     We will be installing some much-required security updates on one of our hypervisor servers. This will necessitate a restart after completion. Unfortunately, this also means that servers and services hosted on the server will also be affected. We would not be performing this exercise unless absolutely necessary.   This will be taking place on 25th April 2015, …

DRAAL-V27 Server Schedule Maintenance

Hello,   We will be installing some much-required security updates on one of our hypervisor servers. This will necessitate a restart after completion. Unfortunately, this also means that servers and services hosted on the server will also be affected. We would not be performing this exercise unless absolutely necessary.   This will be taking place on 24th April 2015, Friday …

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-034 – Critical

Vulnerability in HTTP.sys Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3042553) Published: April 14, 2015 Active DOS exploits for MS14-034 are already underway We strongly suggest all customers running windows servers perform a windows update and install this patch. Executive Summary  This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a …

Shared Mail Service Transition

We are in the process of migrating the shared mail service to a new high powered server. Migration process will be carried out in such a way to ensure seamless migration and minimum downtime.   The migration process will be performed on Saturday (11th April, 2015) midnight.   Possible issues and risk involved There would be a downtime of 1-2 …

SSL Certificate Transparency

At the beginning of February this year we saw the enforcement of a Certificate Transparency (CT) initiative by Google to log, audit and monitor certificates that CAs have issued. The idea behind this is to create a public log of all SSL certificates allowing a domain owner to monitor the log for the issuance of certificates on any domain they own. …

New pricing announcement for Windows Server Licenses

It’s that time of year again where the good old folks at Microsoft have let us get over our new year / wintery blues just in time for their latest announcement in what now appears to be an almost guaranteed twice yearly increase in Windows Server licenses. Thankfully no other software has been increased and those on Windows Server Web …