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Christmas Opening Hours 2015

Our Christmas opening hours are detailed below. During the holidays our helpdesk will still be open 24×7
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and New Year !

Wednesday 23rd 9:00 – 13:00
Thursday 24th Closed
Friday 25th Closed

Monday 28th Closed
Tuesday 29th Open 9:00 – 13:00
Wednesday 30th Open 9:00 – 13:00
Thursday 31st Open 9:00 – 13:00
Friday 1st Closed

Please note that the deadline for completing new .IE applications is Tuesday 22nd December.

The IEDR who are the official .ie registrar will be closed from Wednesday December 23rd 2015 until Monday January 4th 2016.
Customers can still place orders for new registrations however during this period we will be unable to complete any .ie domain name registrations and modifications.

Joomla Security update

JoomlaSecurity Notice Joomla 3.4.6 Security Release



On December 14, the Joomla project released version 3.4.6. This fixes a highly critical security vulnerability that affects Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.5. This vulnerability can be exploited by attackers to remotely execute code.

If you are using the old (unsupported) versions 1.5.x and 2.5.x, you have to apply the hotfixes from here. This article from OSTraining explains how to apply them.

This critical vulnerability can be exploited to extract a browser cookie which can be used to provide the attacker with administrator privileges. If that cookie is loaded into the browser, the hacker can gain access to the back end of the website and can access the administrator control panel. The code required to exploit the vulnerability has already been posted online.

Once access has been gained, files can be downloaded including confidential customer information. Since Joomla is used to create e-commerce websites, customers who have previously purchased products through Joomla websites could have their confidential information stolen.

It is therefore imperative that all administrators of Joomla sites update their website software immediately and patch the critical Joomla vulnerability in order to secure their sites.

We do offer customers a malware cleanup service; Sucuri Malware Cleanup and Blacklist Removal;

We also offer a website firewall service which actively prevents these sorts of attack;

This will actively protect your website by monitoring website traffic and dropping malicious connections. It also prevents attacks on vulnerable outdated sites,
using ‘Virtual Website Patching’, which means the site appears fully up to date to any malicious connections.

Great Scott!!


WordPress Security update

Security Notice
WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

Today, the WordPress team released an important security notice affecting all previous versions of WordPress and encouraging users to update their sites immediately.

Being proactive in the protection of your site is of one of the most important aspects of having a solid security posture. Therefore, we feel it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.

This release includes three vulnerabilities:

WordPress versions 4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a cross-site scripting vulnerability when processing shortcode tags.
Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability was found in the user list table.
Users without proper permissions could publish private posts and make them sticky.

More details on this security release can be found here:
WordPress 4.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

Domain name lifecycle

For a .com, .net, .org etc:

The following image depicts the lifetime of a .com .net or .org domain (Click to enlarge)


Once a domain enters the ‘Redemption Period’ it will cost more to renew it. Enom’s redemption charge is $250 + 1 year of renewal

For a .ie domain:

Once your .ie domain expires it is suspended 41 days later and completely purged 70 days later making it available for anyone to register.

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