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.uk Price Increase
Posted by Mark Roebuck on 31 March 2016 08:32 PM

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry have recently increased the wholesale prices for .uk domain name registrations. We have now passed this price increase onto our customers. We are still one of the cheapest places to register and renew your .uk domain names as well as being a Nominet accredited channel partner.

If you currently have open renewal orders for your .uk domain name these will be cancelled and an updated renewal order will be created automatically.


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IDAQ Phone connection issue.
Posted by Josh Rowlands on 19 February 2016 12:45 PM



We currently have a problem with our phone system, we are having issues with customers making calls to us. Please could you contact us via the ticketing system and we shall answer your queries there.


Thank you for your patience.



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.UK domain names available for registration
Posted by Michael Upton on 18 June 2014 09:38 AM

The .uk domain launched on the 10th of June 2014. Registering a .uk domain is largely the same rules as with other .uk domains such as There is however an exception in that users with the equivalent .uk domain are automatically reserved a .uk domain name. So if you have a unique,,,, or the .uk equivalent will be reserved up until June 10, 2019 as long as your domain remains registered.

To successfully complete a .uk domain registration, the owner contact information must be an exact match to the owner contact information of the equivalent third level .uk domain name, otherwise your registration will fail. This includes the registrant name, address, email address and telephone number.

If you are unsure of what these details are or if you have any other questions about .uk domain registrations please contact iDAQ support.

You can check whether you have the rights to the .uk domain by using the rights lookup tool on the following website.

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.Tattoo domain names available for registration
Posted by Michael Upton on 22 May 2014 11:24 AM
You can now register .Tattoo domain name extensions via the iDAQ store. Prices are £19.99+VAT per year and can be registered up to a maximum of 10 years. Domain registrations for .Tattoo are available to both individuals and businesses.
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Critical OpenSSL bug 'Heartbleed'
Posted by Michael Upton on 08 April 2014 03:58 PM

A serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library has been revealed which could potentially allow an attacker to monitor information passed between a user and a web service, including the secret keys used for X.509 certificates, user names and passwords, emails and business critical documents and communication. An attacker can steal information without leaving a trace.

It is strongly recommended you check to see if you are running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL and follow instructions from your operating systems vendor for how to update / patch to fix this bug as soon as possible. Below are the affected and non-affected versions of OpenSSL.

  • OpenSSL between versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.1f ARE vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable
  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable

To check which version you're running use the following commands via an SSH session. On a Red Hat Linux system such as CentOS and Fedora run the following command:

rpm -q openssl

On an Ubuntu Linux server run the following:

dpkg --list | grep openssl


Windows installs running the IIS web server are unnafected by this bug.

You can test your sites using the following tester page. If you receive a "broken pipe" error message, this is typically caused by the unaffected IIS web server.


How to update OpenSSL to patch the bug

 If the version you have installed is vulnerable use the following commands to see if your Linux vendors repository has a fix available:

Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS systems - "yum update openssl"

Ubuntu -"apt-get update" followed by "apt-get upgrade"

CentOS 6 repositories carry the update already which has the assigned version number 1.0.1e-16.el6_5.7 Ubuntu repos still covered under Long Term Support (LTS) are also carrying the update to fix this vulnerability.

After the update has completed it's recommend you carry out the following steps. The first steps generates new SSH keys for your server. In theory an attacker could obtain private SSH key pair data via this vulnerability allowing unauthorised access to your server. After the OpenSSL update has completed stopping further information to be obtained via the Heartbleed bug, run the following command to generate new SSH keys.

Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS systems -"rm -rf /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*" followed by "service sshd restart" (without quotation marks).

Ubuntu - "rm -rf /etc/ssh/ssh_host_*" followed by "dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server" (without quotation marks).

Afterwards restart the web server service on your server. On Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS systems run "service httpd restart". On Ubuntu run "/etc/init.d/apache2 restart".

If you're unsure if you're server is vulnerable, or your Linux vendors repository isn't carrying an update for OpenSSL please open up a support ticket at or send an email to

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