News

Shorter .uk domains launch soon!

8 June 2014

dotukFrom 8am on Tuesday 10th June 2014 you’ll be able to register the much shorter and snappier .uk domain name, which will work alongside the existing .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk names.

.uk domain names have been reserved for the .co.uk owner, so if you’re the owner of a .co.uk you can get the matching .uk!

For example we own dg.co.uk, so are entitled to register dg.uk.

Domain name services are available via the following Dark Group brands:

To discuss our domain name services please contact us.

Nominet accredited channel partner

21 March 2014

nominetWe are pleased to confirm that we have become one of the first Nominet registrars to meet the Accredited Channel Partner requirements, following the new registrar agreement coming into force on the 18 March 2014.

Being an accredited Channel Partner means that we have to meet very strict criteria as a business, which should further reassure our customers that their domain registration, management and associated services are in safe hands with us.

Domain name services are available via the following Dark Group brands:

To discuss our domain name services please contact us.

Bright dedicated servers & colocation

1 February 2014

racks-banner-300x109Bright, a new subsidiary of the Dark Group,  offers dedicated servers, colocation and rackspace from it’s Sittingbourne datacentre, with onsite security, resilient power and cooling as standard.

Servers are connected to the fast and redundant Dark Group network, which offers native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity.

Dedicated servers start from just £46 per month, and colocation from £49 per month.

For more information visit www.bright.co.uk

Fast and flexible Virtual Private Servers

1 April 2013

SiteHQ, a Dark Group brand, is pleased to announce a range of Virtual Private Servers (VPS) hosted within either our Kent Science Park or Telehouse London datacentres.

A Virtual Private Server or VPS is a server that run its own Operating System (OS) with memory, CPU and disk allowances but sits on a much larger physical server which powers many smaller virtual servers.

A SiteHQ VPS is flexible allowing you to upgrade or downgrade resources at anytime, whilst benefiting from our superior hardware and network.

Virtual servers start from just £11 + vat.

For more information visit www.sitehq.com or call our sales team on 01428 404040.

Wise acquired by Dark Group

1 October 2012

WiseWe are pleased to confirm completion of the acquisition of Wise, a technology consultancy which was established in 1991 by Weaver Information Services (Europe) Ltd.

This acquisition enhances the Dark Group’s managed services arm bringing a respected and well known consultancy into the group.

For more information visit www.wise.co.uk

Relaunch of Netbrand

18 September 2012

netbrandDark Group, a technology solutions and service provider, have today relaunched “Netbrand”, their highly experienced domain brand development arm.

Netbrand specialise in the acquisition of premier .uk domain names for development, and have a portfolio that includes directors.co.uk, wise.co.uk, value.co.uk, bright.co.uk and it.co.uk.

This refreshed look will help Netbrand continue to be seen as a respected domain developer and investor.

www.netbrand.co.uk

Making use of ELGIN roadworks API

1 March 2012

Dark Group a technology services provider with offices in Hampshire and N. Ireland are the latest innovative company to take advantage of ELGIN’s API service for local roadworks

Dark Group are developing several community based sites, such as Liphook in Hampshire where they integrate public sector information from several sources to provide community interest information to citizens and local businesses. (more…)

New YSH Managed Hosting Website

8 October 2011

We are very pleased to announce that our managed hosting brand YSH has launched it’s new website.

Existing customers will note that we’ve launched a client area, allowing more automated online ordering, management of existing orders, and a new support ticket system.

We’re working hard over the next few weeks to transfer all client accounts and services to this new area, as part of a complete refresh of this brand.

SiteHQ acquired by the Dark Group

22 August 2011

sitehq-logoWe are pleased to announce that hosting provider SiteHQ have today been acquired by the Dark Group, a hosting provider established in 1999, with a focus on quality and impeccable customer care.

We’d like to welcome Martin Hoscik, the previous Managing Director of SiteHQ to the Dark Group team, who joins us as a consultant working with us on the development and management of the SiteHQ brand.

Martin commented: “I’d like to thank all our customers for their loyal support over the years. I’m very excited to be working with Mark and the entire Dark Group team. I know they share my personal commitment to excellent customer services and quality hosting and these qualities meant they were always my first choice to take SiteHQ forward to the success I know it will enjoy in the future.”

SiteHQ will continue to run as a separate brand, with Dark Group providing the investment needed to ensure you carry on receiving a fantastic service. We will be replacing old server hardware as required, and there will be no price or major service changes – it is very much business as normal.

This acquisition gives SiteHQ a very positive future, and we’ll share our plans for new products with you shortly.

www.sitehq.co.uk

Short .uk domains being released

26 May 2011

Nominet are releasing a number of previously reserved short domain names.

Full details of the process are available on the Nominet web site at http://www.nominet.org.uk.

If you would like to register or discuss a short domain name please contact our managed hosting brand, YSH, via www.ysh.co.uk or call 01428 404040.