.uk domain names
Primary Image attended a .uk domain name roadshow event in Canary Wharf earlier in August.
A representative from Nominet, the UK’s internet body, explained to the audience that the UK was at the forefront of the world wide web and that the initial idea was to segment the country’s domain names into different categories, e.g. “.co.uk”, “.org.uk”, “.ac.uk” (academic), “.gov.uk” (government), etc. New Zealand followed a similar system of third-level domain names. However, that idea didn’t catch on with other countries.
This all changed in June 2014 and now anyone can register a .uk domain name. There’s plenty of benefits of having a .uk domain name:
- It’s shorter to type.
- It’s shorter to share on social media sites!
- It’s easier to remember.
- It’s less confusing to those abroad, as most countries just have the country extension (e.g. yourname.fr for France, yourname.it for Italy, etc).
We can now register .uk domain names for all our customers – so if you’d like the new, shorter UK domain name for your website, get in touch!
New CMS upgrade
For those of you that use our Primary Image CMS (Content Management System) – the software was updated recently to make it even easier to publish your content on your website! The new version allows you to simply paste in YouTube and Twitter URLs into the editing screen and a preview will show up live in the editor window. Check out the full article on this latest CMS update. This is one of the inclusive benefits of having our fully managed website hosting – where we handle all the technical stuff so you can get on with running your business!
Welcome to all our new customers!
We’re delighted to have welcomed so many new customers to Primary Image over the past few weeks. As well as working with several businesses in our home area of Southend-on-Sea and Essex, we’ve also worked with a number of rail industry organisations, and other companies from all different sectors across the UK. We’ll be profiling some of these projects as case studies on our website next month.
That’s all for now!
Mike is the founding director of Primary Image. He specialises in the WordPress website platform and speaks regularly at national web design conferences. Mike became a member (MCIPR) of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in 2015. Outside of work, his interests include photography and politics.