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Afilias Domain Price Increases

04 December 2020, in Domain Registration

We have just been informed that Afilias are increasing their prices.

Below is the new prices for Registration and Renewal of Afilias domains.

.BET - 19.95
.BLUE - 19.95
.INFO - 17.45
.PET - 19.95
.PINK - 19.95
.POKER - 54.95
.RED - 19.95

The new pricing will take immediate affect, but if you have received an email notification for any auto-renewals of Afilias domains, these will still go through at the previous rate.

Data Centre Fibre Outage

11 August 2020, in Network, Data Centre, Domain Registration, Shared Hosting, Cloud Servers, Dedicated Servers, Colocation Services

One of the fibre circuits to our Bournemouth Data Centre has loss connectivity. This has been raised with our upstream provider who are investigating the issue.

Traffic that would have been carried over the circuit has automatically rerouted, but we are having reports that a small number of customers are not able to reach our network at this time.

Loss of Connectivity
We have received reports from some customers that they were unable to connect to our network and we observed a 25% drop in traffic levels.  

The issue was traced to routing problem with an one of our upstream providers that only became apparent due to the fibre connectivity issue and has now been resolved.

The upstream provider has assured us they will be fully investigating and adding additional motoring to ensure the issue does not occur again. 

We would like to apologise to any customers affected.

Updated 19:48
Virgin Media are presently investigating the loss of connectivity with one of our fibres. Traffic to our network has been routed via a secondary fibre.  There is no impact to service at this time, however service should be considered at risk due to the loss of resilience.

Update 22:01
We have received an update that the fibre circuit issue is caused by a power outage at Virgin Media's local exchange which they suspect is due to the heatwave. 

Update 12th August 08:55
The Virgin Media Fibre Circuit has been stable since 21:41 last night. Currently we are not routing traffic over the circuit as we wish to monitor the circuit. There is no impact to service at this time.

Update 14:45
Virgin Media have confirmed they have mitigated the problem and we have observed a stable connection on the fibre since 21:41 yesterday. Traffic is now being routed over the effected fibre circuit and our service is back to full resilience.  

We would like to apologise to any customers affected.

Afilias and Nominet Domain Price Increases

20 December 2019, in Domain Registration

We have just been informed that Afilias and Nominet are increasing their prices in January 2020.

As the price increase for Nominet's UK domains is 20 pence we will be absorbing the price increase and not passing it on to customers.

We are unable to absorb the higher prices increases from Afilias and below is the new prices for Registration and Renewal of these domains as of the 1st January 2020.

.BET - 18.45
.BLUE - 18.45
.INFO - 14.65
.PET - 18.45
.PINK - 18.45
.POKER - 49.95
.RED - 18.45

Changes to VAT - 1st July 2019

22 June 2019, in Domain Registration, Shared Hosting, Cloud Servers, Dedicated Servers, Colocation Services

New rules to simply VAT within the EU came into force in January 2019.

Under the new rules we no-longer need to charge VAT at the rate set in the customers own EU Country and instead charge VAT at the UK rate of 20%.

As of the 1st July Web Wiz Ltd. will be deregistered from the EU VAT scheme and for customers presently paying VAT, the VAT rate on payments to Web Wiz will change to 20%.

The UK has one of the lower rates for VAT, so for many of our EU customers the changes are good news as it will mean lower payments.

Please note; For our UK customers, VAT registered Business in the EU, and customers outside of the EU there will be no change. 

CentralNic Price Increase

11 April 2019, in Domain Registration

Prices for CentralNic cTLD and SLD subdomains have increased. New prices for registration and renewal can be found below;

uk.com - 39.95
uk.net - 39.95
gb.net - 39.95
eu.com - 39.95
us.com - 39.95
cn.com - 39.95
br.com - 39.95
de.com - 29.95
ru.com - 39.95
za.com - 39.95
co.com - 39.95
gr.com - 39.95
com.se - 39.95
com.de - 39.95
pw - 39.95

Apart from .PW, which is the country code for Palau, the other domains in the list are Second Level Domains (subdomains) sold by CentralNic, and are not recognised by ICANN and can be withdrawn by CentralNic at any time as they have done previously with GB.COM and another 7 Second Level Domains that they sold. Therefore we advise against customers registering CentralNic Second Level Domains listed above.

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