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.IRISH Domain Launches 5pm GMT today!

Published by on June 25th, 2015

Spiral Hosting, leading Belfast based web host and domain provider is excited to announce the release of the long awaited .IRISH domain extension. This domain allows businesses organisations and brands across the globe to register their link to the Green Isle allowing Irish institutions in many cities and towns to clearly show their Irish roots.The … Continue reading .IRISH Domain Launches 5pm GMT today!

Information on VAT Charges from 1st January 2015

Published by on January 1st, 2015

From 1 January 2015, changes in EU tax law affect the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) applied on “electronic services” purchased by clients in the European Union. The new changes mean that VAT will be applied at the rate of the purchaser’s country, no longer at the rate of the merchant’s country. For example, France … Continue reading Information on VAT Charges from 1st January 2015

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December Update & Christmas Opening Hours

Published by on December 10th, 2014

Christmas Is Here! We’re very excited as always. It’s a bit more insane this year as we have SO much planned for the festive season and although we can’t tell you just yet, we know it’s something you’ll definitely be interested in opening! We’re always keen to get your feedback and this summer we carried … Continue reading December Update & Christmas Opening Hours

Security advice – Poodle bug lockdown affecting ZenCart payments

Published by on October 16th, 2014

Information on the POODLE Security Bug & Advice for ZenCart website owners Expert engineers working for Google Security this week discovered a security bug in the SSL 3.0 technology used to encrypt Internet data and ecommerce transactions. The bug is known as POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). The SSL 3.0 technology is 18 years old and it … Continue reading Security advice – Poodle bug lockdown affecting ZenCart payments

Security advice – Shellshock Unix Bash Bug

Published by on September 26th, 2014

Shellshock Unix Bash Bug – Informational purposes only. No action is required. We wish to advise that we are aware of the security vulnerability and every web server that we manage has been patched. Hence, if you have shared hosting or reseller hosting with us, your website(s) are NOT at risk. If you have a managed web … Continue reading Security advice – Shellshock Unix Bash Bug

Internet Register Ireland – Domain Scam

Published by on September 17th, 2014

Spiral Hosting has today warned customers of a domain registration scam. Internet Register Ireland has been sending letters to many of our customers and even sending letters directly to Spiral Hosting. The company is registered in Germany, although have PO Boxes in Ireland, the UK and France. The letters request payment of €2874 over 3 years … Continue reading Internet Register Ireland – Domain Scam

An Apple A Day Makes The Money Go Away…

Published by on September 11th, 2014

So Apple has launched their new iPhone range, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Of course our next blog post will be about probably the biggest technology news at the minute! On top of the phone launch they also launched the Apple Watch with three distinct lines, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport & Apple … Continue reading An Apple A Day Makes The Money Go Away…

Updates & Upgrades

Published by on July 31st, 2014

We’re working on a few exciting things here at Spiral HQ. We’ve been dead quiet the past few weeks on our blog. There are a few reasons for that! Reason Number One:  We’ve been receiving THREE TIMES more tickets than we normally receive in 24hrs. No really… It was something so unprecedented, that we got … Continue reading Updates & Upgrades

DMF Domains domain registration scam

Published by on June 20th, 2014

Spiral Hosting has today warned customers of a domain name registration scam. We wish to advise all our customers to be aware of emails from DMF Domains (also known as Acute Domains). It’s a scam. In the last few days, DMF Domains have been sending emails to our customers claiming that another person has applied to register domain names similar … Continue reading DMF Domains domain registration scam

Are you on top of your domain name game?

Published by on June 13th, 2014

New generic Top Level Domain’s or gTLD’s are the fancy IANA way to describe domain extensions, the suffix to any site or the .co.uk .com to me and you. Lets keep it simple… What is happening is something really spectacular. Finally the ‘internet government’ have realised all the fun they could have with domains and how … Continue reading Are you on top of your domain name game?