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Don’t Get Caught Out With Dodgy Pricing Tactics

Fiscal prudence is something that most business owners learn fairly quickly. Either you learn to spend (and invest) your money wisely or you will fail. It’s that simple. However spending money wisely does not always equate with paying the lowest price. Of course you want to get the best price, but you need to look […]

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Genuine Honest Reviews Add Value

I’ve always felt that being as honest and transparent as possible with our clients was the best way to deal with things. If we have issues, which like every company we do, then we need to “own” them and address them. Hosting isn’t a terribly “sexy” business, but for a lot of our clients the […]

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Taking It On The Chin

One of the things we’ve always done as a company is try to maintain a degree of transparency with our clients regarding service issues. What does that mean? It means that whenever there is a scheduled maintenance window or something “blows up” that we try our best to communicate this to clients. Some people would […]

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IRELAND - CIRCA 1969: A stamp printed in Ireland issued for the 50th anniversary of Dail Eireann (1st National Parliament) shows Dail Eireann Assembly, circa 1969.

What Kind Of Government Do We Need?

An opinion piece in this weekend’s Sunday Business Post called for more Irish businesses to make their voices heard when it comes to Irish politics and government. It’s an interesting “call to arms” and prior to reading it I had been mulling over the results of this general election and how it could potentially impact […]

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Holding An “All Hands” Company Meeting

One of the things that we needed to address for a long time, as I’ve mentioned previously, was our internal communications. The more we’ve worked on this over the last couple of months the more I’ve come to realise how important it really is. If people internally don’t know what’s going on and what should […]

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Killing Products Is Good

Hosting providers like us offer a lot of different products and services. Some are popular, some aren’t. Some fill an obvious gap, while others target the “long tail”. The “long tail” is fascinating, but I digress. At the moment we are conducting an in-depth review of how we do things. Why? Because it’s long overdue. […]

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Dear ccTLD $Registry

We are a hosting provider and domain name registrar. So we sell website hosting, email services, cloud hosting and a bunch of other things. Alongside all of that we sell domain names. We may not be that big in the grand scheme of things, but within our home market, Ireland, we’re the biggest. We work […]

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Improving Internal Communications

Like a lot of small businesses we started out small. And by small, I mean really small. My business partner and I both worked full-time for other companies and worked on our new venture in our spare time. Eventually we both went full-time and over time we hired people and moved into an office. When […]

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One of the headshots that Michelle Chaplow took for me in Cartagena

Yet Another Blog? Maybe, Maybe Not

I’ve been blogging on and off for the last 12 years. When I first started out it was purely personal and was a “writing exercise”. Over time I started writing more and more about industry and the business. Eventually I thought it was appropriate to setup an actual blog for the company. Nowadays an ever […]

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