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Friday, 17 February 2012

Cheap Domain Renewals

I feel well and truly ripped off today.

But I also feel like I have put my money where my mouth is, which is something of a consolation.

For a few years I used UK Domains (which was latterly purchased by Names Co) for purchasing domain names and handling DNS management and they provided a pretty good service, but now I feel a mug when I compare their prices to 123-reg.

I just had a renewal reminder from Names Co telling me that needs to be renewed at the end of March. The cost? £19.99 + VAT for two years.

So I am transferring my domain to 123-reg. Transferring a domain to 123-reg is free and when the renewal date comes along, they charge £2.99 per year + VAT.

When I renewed the Spa Deluxe domain in October last year, Names Co only charged me £9.99 + VAT for two years, so the price has doubled in the meantime and it was already more expensive than 123-reg!

What a liberty!

To add insult to injury, Names Co have charged me £10.00 + VAT to transfer my domain to 123-reg!

But the joke's on them because even taking their £10 fee into account, I will still save money on my next renewal at the end of March.

Free domain transfers
Yes! Transferring your domain to 123-reg really is free - or it would be if those skinflints at Names Co didn't charge me £10 to transfer it from their wicked clutches.

So don't be a mug if you get a renewal notification for a domain. If you are paying more than a tenner for two years then move it to 123-reg.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Will You Join My Network?

For the last year-and-a-half I have been working with a group of local businesses in Reading who help each other to get new customers by meeting every week. It's been a big help to my business, so if you're in the Reading area and you're looking to grow your business, get in touch.

Better still, come along to our Visitors' Day on Wednesday March 7th 2012 between 12pm and 2pm at the Shehnai in London Street, Reading.

I've put a list of our existing members at the bottom of the post.

We are particularly looking for visitors from the following business categories:

Public Relations Consultant

The event cost just £10, which covers the cost of lunch and a cuppa at the Shehnai. There are no strings attached - just come along with a tenner and a fistful of business cards. We'd love to meet you.

If you'd like to find out more, just drop me a line or give me a call

A few of the people you will meet at the Shehnai on March 7th:

Amanda Aldred
Big Yellow
Storage Containers, Reading

Ben Sherville
AFP Partnership
Mortgages, Reading

Charlene Callender
Academy Insurance
Insurance Broker, Reading

Clare Franklin
Dexter Montague
Solicitor, Reading

David O'Connor
Blue Sky
Independent Financial Adviser, Reading

Dean Weller
Dean Weller Associates
Careers Adviser, Reading

Deborah Heath
Design by Deborah
Interior Designer, Reading

Gary Martin
Sparkright Building Services
Builder, Reading

Gary Thandi
Utility Warehouse
Discount Club, Reading

Jon Baverstock
Studio 18
Graphic Designer, Reading

Jon Ewing
Web Designer, Reading

Laura de la Harpe
Nutritional Benefits
Nutritional Therapy, Reading

Mary Carter
Business Fit Club
Business Adviser, Reading

Paul Allen
Paul Allen Media
Social Media Marketing, Reading

Paul Ashton
The Business Development Consultancy
Business Development, Reading

Paul Sampson
Green Parlour
Florist, Reading

Robert Craigs
Mailboxes Etc
Printer, Reading

Robin Thorn
Wedding Entertainment Services
Wedding Entertainment, Berkshire

Sam Lee
Samuel James Properties
Residential Property, Reading

Terry Walker
Walker & Worley
Health and Safety Consulting, Reading

Tracy Kane
Make More Time
Virtual Assistant, Reading

Tracy Lewis
TLC Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping, Reading