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Obtaining The Right Domain For Your Site

Obtaining The Right Domain For Your Site

Jack Dunhill 31/07/2017 Domains & Hosting,

A domain name is the way that your site will be accessed and identified by users, and it is crucial to obtain the correct one for your business. When using a browser, your website has a specific location that will take users to your site - this is the domain name. For example, here at Ansta, our dom...

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What Is A CMS?

What Is A CMS?

Jack Dunhill 24/07/2017 Domains & Hosting,

A Content Management System (CMS) is an application or a number of programs that work in unison to manage digital content. The CMS is the ‘back-end’ of a website, where those with the appropriate admin rights can edit, organise, and publish content, alongside a host of other integrated f...

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Owning A Gambling Licence

Owning A Gambling Licence

Jack Dunhill 17/07/2017 Domains & Hosting,

In the past we have talked about obtaining a license from the Gambling Commission for owning and operating a gambling website/premises. This time, we will discuss the details of the licence itself - the restrictions, responsibilities and requirements you must meet to hold it. There are a series of r...

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Let's Encrypt & free SSL for all

Let's Encrypt & free SSL for all

Mike Onslow 30/05/2017 Domains & Hosting,

The future is secure. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) has long been a feature of the web that offers extra security for users by encrypting their connection to a website and the details that they submit through that site. For a long time, it has been something that has been actively encouraged on any pla...

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What's the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

What's the difference between POP3 and IMAP?

Mike Onslow 02/05/2017 Domains & Hosting,

It's a question that we are commonly asked, "what's the difference between POP3 and IMAP"? Put simply, POP3 (the third iteration of the POP protocol) and IMAP are different ways in which emails are served to your device(s) from the mail server into which they are received. Avoiding the specifi...

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Changes to ICANN domain registrant rules

Changes to ICANN domain registrant rules

Mike Onslow 14/12/2016 Domains & Hosting,

As of the 1st of December, ICANN, the global registry for the majority of non-.uk domain names (see the full list of ICANN domain extensions here), went live with a new policy that brought some changes to the way domain names are managed. Currently, when domain names with extensions such as .com ar...

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Choosing the right domain name for your website

Choosing the right domain name for your website

Mike Onslow 29/11/2016 Domains & Hosting,

Choosing your domain name is a huge part of establishing your online presence. I've spoken to numerous start-up companies and small businesses who have come up with the perfect name for their enterprise, only to discover that their ideal domain name isn't available and having to settle for something...

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

Mike Onslow 11/02/2016 Domains & Hosting,

Nobody wants a broken Heart, especially not this close to Valentine’s Day... As part of our domain name, email and web hosting services we work with a number of different partners who provide the infrastructure and hardware required to provide these services to our customers. Unfortunately on...

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Keeping Your Domain Details up to Date

Keeping Your Domain Details up to Date

Mike Onslow 23/11/2015 Domains & Hosting,

We are proud to look after over 300 domain names for our customers. Unfortunately, a couple of our customers have recently been caught out by a system that came into force in 2014 and was updated earlier this year, which I would like to make you aware of. The domain authority require occasional ver...

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