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Now is a great time to protect your .uk domain names
Posted by Michael Upton on 19 June 2012 02:31 PM

Dear Customer,


Now is a great time to protect your .uk domain names.

Recently Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, has changed its policy for the registration of .uk names. This includes,,,, and other restricted ccTld's. Previously these domains could only be registered for 2 years however now these can be registered for between 1 and 10 years.

We have updated our online systems to cater for these changes. You can now register new .uk domains for 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 years. You can also renew existing domains for a period not exceeding 10 years. For new registrations you can select the registration period in our online store, for existing registrations you can change the renewal period from within your Idaq control panel.


To change an existing domain please go to:

My Account > Subscriptions > 'DOMAIN NAME' > Renewal Settings

And select the period you wish the next renewal to be. If you wish to leave the domain renewal period at 2 years you need to do nothing.

If you wish to extend the registration period immediately please make the changes as per the previous instructions and then go to:

My Account > Subscriptions > 'DOMAIN NAME' > Generate Renewal Order.

Remember that the time remaining on your registration and the new renewal order cannot exceed 10 years in total.

Once the renewal order is created please make payment from the 'My Account' tab.

To log into your Idaq control panel please go to:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or call us on 0844 4146060.


Thank you for your time.


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Essential control panel maintenance
Posted by Michael Upton on 11 April 2012 09:33 AM

Last night's control panel maintenance was successful though more work will still need to be carried out throughout today the 11th of April. At intermittent periods through the day the control panel will be unavailable. All services such as domain and web hosting will remain online and unaffected. If you need to make a payment or a change in your control panel please don't hesitate to call us on 0844 414 6060

Update 18:00 11th April 2012:

The control panel maintenance has been completed and all services have been restored.

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Win a new iPad.
Posted by Mark Roebuck on 27 March 2012 11:41 AM

Win a new iPad.

2012 is's 10th year of providing web hosting products and services.
To help us celebrate this milestone we would like to invite professional designers, design students and creative individuals to design and submit a 10th Anniversary Idaq logo. The designer of the winning Logo will receive a new iPad and 4 runners up will each receive 12 months free Idaq web hosting.

The top 5 submissions will be featured on our website with the designer credited accordingly. The winning logo will be used in all our birthday promotions including all advertising, promotional material, on the website  and on the 2012 Suzuki GSXR1000 motorcycle competing in the televised Metzeler British Superstock 1000 championship.


The logo should use the current Idaq colours (Blue, Orange and white) as they have been with us for the full 10 years and may incorporate the current Idaq logo.

Rules of entry, 

  • The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over.
  • The logo must be an original design and must be the work of the person submitting the design.
  • Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish.
  • The design must not infringe any other parties copyright.
  • The design must not contain elements of any registered trademark.
  • The logo must contain the words Idaq and 10th Anniversary.
  • The logo must be submitted in two files. One file must be in either .jpg or .png format and the second must be in a popular vector file format such as .ai or alternately Fireworks .png containing all layer information, all other formats will be rejected.
  • All rights to submitted designs are transferred to Idaq Ltd. upon submission to Idaq Ltd.
  • Idaq Ltd. reserve the right to edit or modify any submitted logo.
  • Submission deadline is 1st July 2012.
  • The final 11 shortlist will be chosen by Idaq staff and the winning logo will be chosen by an Idaq Ltd. Director. The decision will be final and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entered into.

How to enter the competition

Entry submissions must be emailed to: with the subject "2012 Logo Competition". Please include your name, address, telephone number, age and whether you are a professional or amateur designer. Remember to atttach the files.

Good Luck!!


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New load balancing information page
Posted by Mark Roebuck on 11 January 2012 12:36 AM
If you need 100% uptime for your sites and the ability to transparently expand capacity take a look at the new load balancing page at‚Äč. Order two or more servers with management and you can get load balancing free of charge.
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New Idaq Facebook page
Posted by Mark Roebuck on 17 September 2011 05:32 PM
Idaq has a new facebook page. Please 'Like' the page to be kept up to date with Idaq News, Special Offers and Promotions. You can find our page Here.
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