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Are you a UK business
with a .eu web address?
Not for much longer.
Bad news for UK based businesses who have been using a .eu domain name for their website. The European Commission has announced that after Brexit, they will no longer be able to register or renew them.
How Do You Increase Your Turnover By 60% In Just One Move? Change Your Domain Name.
With a turnover of $60 million, Shaun McGowan’s Australian car loan business, Beep.com.au, was certainly no slouch. But five months later it was turning over $100 million thanks to one simple change. Shaun bought the domain name, CarLoans.com.au.
How Much Should You Pay For A UK Domain Name?
Not all domain names are created equal. Just because a new domain name can be registered for a few pounds doesn't mean that you will be able to buy any domain name for a few pounds. But how much should you pay for that domain name you want for your startup or established business? Here's Brandwise's rough and ready guide.
Choosing The Best Domain Name For A British Business
Here in the UK we are conditioned into using .co.uk domain names. That's why we default to ebay.co.uk and not ebay.com, amazon.co.uk and not amazon.com, and so on. Nominet research consistently shows that more than 80% of British internet users prefer to use a .co.uk website over a .com
or other extension when buying goods and services so choosing a .co.uk for your UK business is a total no-brainer.
Transform your back street shop into an online market leader with the right domain name
We hear a lot about the demise of the High Street. Across the UK, one in ten shops now lies empty and that figure rises to 16% in Yorkshire and the North of England to to 15% in Northern Ireland (British Retail Consortium and Springboard, August, 2016). Small independent retailers are struggling against a tide of rising rental costs...
One To Watch - The Shorter .uk Domain Name
Four in five people in the UK have a preference for websites ending in .uk so it's hardly surprising that the vast majority of UK businesses use UK domain names. By far the most popular choice currently is a .co.uk domain name, but don't underestimate the future of the new shorter .uk domain name.
Domain Sale Intel
Biggest UK Domain Name Sales
Here are the top ten reported UK domain name sales (in pounds sterling) for this year to date and for previous years ...
Startup? Leap-frog the established competition
with a great domain name!
If you are a business startup looking for a competitive advantage from day one, think very carefully about your choice of domain name.
Domain Names - The Marketing Spend That Keeps On Giving
Place an ad in your local newspaper, and you’ll have to do the same again next week. Start a Google Adwords Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign, and as soon as you stop spending, the traffic to your website stops too. A domain name isn’t like that. Properly deployed, it will increase traffic to your website, reduce marketing costs both offline and online, and boost profits. 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Demise Of .gb.com And Why UK Businesses Should Avoid Pseudo Domain Names
This month we received an email from a business owner whose website and email accounts disappeared overnight. Not good news for any business. Our first thought was that she had simply not renewed her domain name, but that wasn't the case. Instead, her chosen domain name extension - .gb.com - had ceased to exist.
Buy with Confidence
George Marshall, the founder of Brandwise, has been buying and selling names on the domain aftermarket since 1999.
George is a Nominet Member and a Nominet Registrar, bound by both the Members' code and the Registrars' code of conduct. Specifically this requires Members to deal with any person, business or other organisation in a respectful, professional and courteous manner.
We guarantee that all domain sales and transfers are dealt with promptly and we continue to work with customers after the transfer of ownership to ensure that they have complete control of the purchased domain name via a Registrar of their choice. In short, we'll look after you.
As part of this commitment and to give you peace of mind when buying a domain name from us, we offer a third party escrow service via Transpact so that your money is safe until the domain name you are buying has been transferred to you.