Maidenhead, UK – 19th February 2013 — XDnet is pleased to announce our merger with Paragon Internet Group, this merger will see XDnet move to a stronger and more financially stable position allowing us to continue to improve the quality of our existing products & services, as well as bringing in new services backed with a fantastic 24/7 support team to help customers every step of the way.

Following the merger into Paragon Internet Group, XDnet customers can take advantage of 365-day telephone and e-mail support. Many customers are already benefiting from this merger since we began migrating customers to new enterprise-grade server hardware backed by Paragon’s superior infrastructure providing massive improvements to our shared hosting customers with improved speed, reliability and network reliability.

“Over the last 4 and a half years it has been an exciting and interesting process building the XDnet brand, bringing a wide range of products and services to our clients, including one of the widest selections of domain extensions available and working with customers to ensure they have the best possible support and service. I’m excited to be working with a company which shares this ethos in providing the best possible service and support, because of this I am confident that XDnet will continue to provide an awesome service to customers going forward.” said Dan Rodgers, Founder of XDnet.co.uk.

Existing customers can enjoy the following improvements:

  • We’re stepping up support. High quality, fast acting support is vital in web hosting, previously XDnet wasn’t able to offer consistently fast support times, which at times did mean customers were waiting for a response for longer than desired. Soon customers can expect a reply in minutes, 7 days a week, 365 days a year between 9am and 11pm – for both ticket and phone support – Just drop us a line or email support@xdnet.co.uk
  • Up until now XDnet has had to rely on upstream providers to manage the network side of our operations. Paragon operates and owns 2 of their own, diverse, multihomed, BGP networks spanning multiple UK datacentres. Utilising numerous tier 1 transit providers providing a reliable and robust network, all fully managed and controlled by their highly skilled network team.
  • Bigger, better servers means faster more reliable websites. We’ve already started migrating customers to bigger, better, enterprise-grade server hardware and we’re already seeing a massive performance boost for sites now able to take advantage of the superior hardware and resources.
  • Prices are guaranteed to stay the same for customers for a minimum of 18 months with no intention of increasing existing customers pricing going forward.
  • XDnet’s previous owner – Dan – will continue to work with Paragon, ensuring customers continue to receive the same service and support they love and expect.

Who are Paragon Internet Group?

Paragon Internet Group runs a few other top UK hosting companies and are known for providing excellent support and top-quality hosting services. Hosting well-over 250,000 websites and supporting more than 50,000 customers ranging from hobbyists to some of the worlds largest charities, governments and companies.

Many aspects of XDnet is set to improve over the coming months and we’re excited to work with customers to keep moving the brand forward, continuing to improve our services with a core focus on customer satisfaction. We will keep users informed of any developments our blog – http://xdnet.co.uk/blog/ and where appropriate, via email.

If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to get in touch, email: support@xdnet.co.uk or phone: 01793 230305


XDnet has been busy migrating our shared web hosting servers to the Equinix LD5 datacentre in Slough (just outside London) – Here’s why.

So what is Equinix? And why is it so awesome?

The LD5 Equinix Datacentre boasts a massive 21,000 m2 floor space, huge redundancy and incredible biometric security systems, this is why some of the worlds biggest financial organisations, businesses and banks trust Equinix and why we are moving to their unparalleled level of quality.

Security:

Security is at the forefront of all Equinix DCs and is of top priority. The DC utilises an array of security systems to control, monitor and record access to the facility.

Some key features include:

  • 24×7, 365 days a year onsite security team monitoring access
  • All doors, including cages, are secured with biometric hand geometry readers and/or access cards
  • A silent alarm and automatic notification to appropriate law enforcement officials protect all exterior entrances
  • CCTV cameras cover the entire site, including cages and DC floor, with archival system and integration into the access control and alarm systems
  • Motion activated lights & CCTV
  • All visitors are screened upon entry to verify their identity, and where appropriate escorted

Power Redundancy:

Solid power supply is critical to ensuring high-uptime services, the LD5 DC has built-in redundancy UPS systems with N+1 levels or greater and backup generator systems in the event of local utility failure – all backed up with a 100% uptime guarantee. The cage where all our servers are hosted includes dual-feed power supplies too, removing the risk of downtime due to PSU failure as well as other types of power failures.

Network:

XDnet can now utilise a much higher-quality multi-homed, multi-location network with superior security and transit. The network includes excellent redundancy and does not rely on a direct upstream provider for connectivity, with multiple gigabit connections to multiple providers.

This move marks a fantastic step forward for XDnet and promises to enable to provide a much higher quality of service to all our customers – Got questions? Get in touch with support@xdnet.co.uk and we’d love to help!


We’re pleased to announce that we are now a Nominet UK Member & Registrar, this means we can now provide even better support to our .UK domain customers.

All existing .UK domains have been migrated to our new tag (XDNET) and all future registrations will be made on our tag.

To celebrate we’re giving the first 100 registrations a special price of £3.25/year when using coupon code YN7FZR at checkout.

Get your .UK domain today!

Disclaimer: This is limited to the first 100 registrations based on 2 year registration.


To help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we’ve slashed the price of all the Great British domains we offer!

You can now save 25% on UK domains, no coupon required!

Domains on offer include:

  • .CO.UK     – £9.00 (2 years)
  • .ME.UK    - £9.00 (2 years)
  • .ORG.UK  - £9.00 (2 years)
  • .GB.COM  - £13.50
  • .GB.NET   – £26.25
  • .UK.COM – £26.25
  • .UK.NET  - £26.25

Promotional pricing is for the first year only (or first 2 years for .UK domain when purchased on a 2 year period).

Promotional pricing ends 14th June 2012 @ 23:59.

 


Today we celebrate our 4th year in business!

This year we are giving a £5 Starbucks gift card for every UK Order between 1st June and 14th June 2012. Simple, make an order for anything and you can have a coffee on us!

We also have various other promotions running to help you get the very best deal!

We still have a few uses left on our “APRILDASH” coupon which will get you your .COM, .NET or .ORG domain for just £6.00! Simply use coupon code “APRILDASH” on checkout.

We also have .IM half price at just £12.50!

.ME domains for just £10!

.IN domains for just a fiver!

.MOBI for £7.50! Bargain!

And you can also grab 20% off any domain using coupon code 235TLDS on checkout… What are you waiting for?

We’ll also be doing some special offers and perks for both new and existing clients over the next couple of weeks to help celebrate our 4th year in the business going from strength to strength.

Keep up with the latest promos and news via our facebook page at Facebook.com/xdnet and Twitter.com/xdnet

Full Terms & Conditions


 

XDnet is pleased to announce that since 5pm today (25th May 2012) we have started accepting registrations and renewals for 1 – 1o years in line with the recent Nominet change.

How to Register:

To register your .UK domain name for the maximum 10 year period simply use our domain checker to find your perfect .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk domain and select 10 Years in the order process (as shown above).

How to Renew:

You can also renew your existing domain for longer! Simply login to your client area -> select “My Domains” -> select the domain you wish to renew -> press Renew -> Select your renewal period and you’re away!

Pricing:

Due to increased registry fees for 1 year registrations single year registrations or renewals are £8.00/year. 2 year renewals are remaining £12.00. Multi-year registrations are still the most cost-efficient way to register your .UK domain with 10 years being the most cost-effective at £5/year.

Year/sPrice

Year/s Price
1 Year £8.00
2 Years £12.00
3 Years £17.00
4 Years £22.00
5 Years £27.00
6 Years £32.00
7 Years £37.00
8 Years £42.00
9 Years £47.00
10 Years £50.00

Quick Questions:

Why register for longer?

Registering your domains for longer periods carries numerous benefits, including:

  • Cheaper pricing with bulk discounts
  • Fixed prices, never need worry about potential price increases in renewal fees for the life of the domain
  • No risk of loosing your domain due to forgetting to renew

Can I renew my existing .UK domain for any period between 1 and 10 years?
Yes, you customers are able to renew their existing domains for any period between 1 – 10 years from within the Client Area.

Got more questions? We’re here to help – Open a ticket or start a Live Chat and we’ll be happy to help!

 


ICM Registry, who operate the registry for the .XXX Sponsored Top-level Domain (sTLD) for the “adult entertainment community” have announced they have made further applications to ICANN for additional adult-themed sTLDs, specifically .SEX, .PORN and .ADULT.

 “ICM Registry has worked for more than a decade to create .XXX which has become a globally accepted and responsible place for adult online entertainment to thrive in an easily recognizable self-regulated environment,” - said Stuart Lawley, CEO of ICM Registry.

“We are dedicated to protecting interested stakeholders by providing the latest technology and the best domains which is why we created the .XXX TLD. We chose to submit applications for additional TLDs to spare .XXX participants from needless expense and to ensure the TLDs will be run in the same trustworthy and appropriate ways that .XXX is today.”

Interestingly the ICM Registry is offering a “grandfathering” clause should they be awarded the new TLDs which means that they will automatically reserve matching domains for no additional fee for registrants who already hold the .XXX equivalent and registrants will be able to choose to do nothing and the matching domains will be permanently reserved under the new TLDs. However if registrants wish to register the new domains for use then there will be a “nominal” fee.

This proves an interesting promise from the registry and will carry a lot of favour with existing .XXX domain holders and brands who wish to protect their names from association from adult content, many will see this as a highly preferable situation as it is likely, should another company be awarded .SEX, .PORN and/or .ADULT brands will be required to again pay to protect their names from association.

The registry is said to have invested just under two million dollars in the application process so as to “support our existing customers” and say the grandfathering clause demonstrates their commitment to the adult entertainment industry.

Many are still dubious over the benefits of a dedicated “adult” TLD as a means of categorising websites, mostly because it is unlikely adult websites, many of who are against these new Adult-only TLDs, will migrate their businesses to new domains and risk the loss in traffic & users which would be associated.

What do you think? Are TLDs specifically for adult content a good thing? Will they actually help the filtering process to help those who do not wish to view adult content to avoid it or is it simply not going to work? Share your views in the comments below.


Between 1st May 2012 and 31st July 2012, the .ASIA Registry is rewarding registrants of .ASIA domains with special gifts they dub “FreeBs”.

Customers don’t need to do anything special to be entered into this promotion other than simply registering your .ASIA domain and you’ll get your FreeB direct from .ASIA!

Free .ASIA Goodies with every 1, 2, 5 and 10 year term .ASIA registration:
• 1 year term: Headphones
• 2 year term: Stylus Pen
• 5 year term: Bluetooth Keyboard
• 10 year term: 7″ Android Tablet with camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Stuff:

This promotion is operated by the .ASIA registry (DotAsia Organisation Ltd). XDnet acts only as a promoter to inform our users of this promotion.

Promotion does not apply to renewals or transfers. Only new registrations are eligible. 

.ASIA FreeBs are available while supplies last and are limited to six (6) per postal address. 

Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping and handling. .ASIA or DotAsia Organisation Ltd. is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, misdirected or illegible requests. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law.

2012 May 4

To ensure the up most security on our servers we operate strict firewalls on all our servers to help protect our clients sites, such as automatically blocking users who incur too many login failures.

Because of this legitimate customers can sometimes find themselves blocked and unable to access the server. Until now clients have needed to contact the support desk to have the blocks removed, which is why we have now developed the “Firewall Unblocker” tool within the client area.

The firewall unblocker tool enables clients to simply login and view any blocks which might be in effect on their current IP address and remove them.

 

You can find a link to the Firewall Unblocker page on the right hand side menu in your client area:

Here you will find all the servers which you have services on with details of any blocks which might be in effect for your current IP address:

To remove blocks, simply click the “UNBLOCK ME NOW” link and the block will be removed from the firewall within 1 – 5 minutes.

We welcome any comments or questions regarding this, simply leave a comment below, tweet us @xdnet, comment on facebook or simply get in touch with support [at] xdnet.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help.



Recently the 10 millionth .UK domain was registered and to celebrate this the .UK registry Nominet are giving away 30 brand new iPad 3′s (16gb wifi)!

10 million domains registered is a huge achievement for the .UK registry and underlines the growth of the UK internet economy, with .co.uk as the go-to domain for UK businesses growing strongly with around a million new registrations in the last year alone.

.UK domains are a great way to show you do business in the UK with 80% of internet users preferring .UK results when searching line. There really isn’t a better time to get on board and grab your slice of the .UK namespace with your own .UK domain.

XDnet offer all .UK extensions including: .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk and .net.uk – So why not join 10 million others and get yours now!  - Don’t forget for a limited time you can still save 20% on all domain registrations using the promo code 235TLDS at checkout.

How do I win an iPad?

Every single .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domain registered or renewed between 28th March 2012 and 26th April 2012 will automatically be entered into the price draw to win an iPad 3 over the 30 day promotional period (one prize per day).

Winners are chosen at random at 5PM every day.

Note: This draw is only open for UK residents. For full terms and conditions please see Nominet’s Offical website here.