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Domain Name Renewal Scam

Surfpoint Web Solutions has been notified by some clients of an email based domain name renewal scam. The email notification received by the registrant, claims that their domain is due for renewal listing the domain name of the registrant. Some emails mention that the registration expiry notice is for "Search Engine Submission" services.

Mailboxes upgraded

Good news - we're upgrading the mailbox size for standard email accounts from 400MB to 1GB from today.

Uk Domain price increase

From the 1st March, Nominet, the registry for all .UK domain names, will be increasing their domain name prices by 50%. Therefore with much regret we will be updating our prices in line with Nominet’s industry standard...

Protect your brand

With the wide range of Top-Level Domains (TLDs) now available, it only stands to reason that some would be dominated by particularly shady customers. Creating scam sites, launching malware, spamming, and more, these sites can wreak havoc with customers' computers, and if it's your brand name attached to one of these sites, then it'll wreak havoc with your business as well.

Free WordPress themes

Frost is appearing on the leaves, stores have had their Christmas displays for at least two months already, and distracting yourself with a WordPress theme is the best way to avoid the crush of holiday shoppers. We’ve found five cool, clean, and crisp free themes that remind us of frosty air, snow-covered meadows, and that perfect stillness on a cold winter’s night...

Five one-click installers

Our eXtend Control Panel has over 70 one-click application installers, giving you easy access to many of the major open-source software options available for website management, e-commerce, community building, and more. While most people flock to the big names, such as WordPress, Joomla!, and OpenCart, there are other excellent applications available that might not be as known....

Designing Emails

Sending emails is still one of the best ways to market to existing and new customers. But it can be difficult to design an email that works across all the different email clients – choosing a design that is eye-catching but still looks right on Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, Yahoo, and all the other mail clients out there...

Latest phishing attempts

We have all come expect phishing emails that pretend to be your bank, or they offer you Amazon offers that yuo can't refuse. So when a misspelled email asks for your banking password, or a link points you to "amason.com", or you get asked to install an attachment to reinstate your account, you know to not do that. You've read about phishing emails, you know better. But phishing emails aren't just focused on getting your banking details...

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