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Wuhan Coronavirus COVID-19

We’ve sponsored a new website to help fight the spread of high consequence infectious diseases such as Wuhan Coronavirus COVID-19, SARS, MERS and Ebola, to name a few. On the site they cover how to wear PPE. You will also find articles about what foods are easy to store for long term, and how much…

WordPress Support and Maintenance

WordPress is the greatest content management system for your website, but it can be complex. That complexity can lead to vulnerabilities. With our WordPress Support and Maintenance products, we’re here to help. Are you are bewildered by the choice of plugins, the complexity of themes and worried about your site being hacked? We have over…

Nominet Registrar Review 2019

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found for the 5th year running. So, our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended for another year. If you would like to use us for your domain name registrations, we offer several great…

Nominet Registrar Review 2018

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found, and that our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended for another year. If you are interested, you can view our annual review report here.

virtco® is a registered trademark

Today virtco® became a registered trademark, notification from the Intellectual Property Office was received at 18:30. The full registration can be viewed on the ipo.gov.uk website by clicking on our registration number: UK00003256449

Nominet Registrar Review 2017

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found, and that our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended for another year.

DNS Server Upgrades

Today I have improved the resilience of our DNS services by upgrading both the primary (London) and secondary (New York) DNS servers to the latest versions. We can now fully support both IPV4 and IPV6 network addresses and name resolution within the same domain structure. These servers both have our innovative adaptive firewall technology that…

Re-branding as virtco.com

The internet services arm of D. Grant Crawley Limited has been known as virtco® for some considerable time now, the name was originally used back in 2005 to denote our new email service. Since virtco® and virtco.com are an easier to remember brand name than D. Grant Crawley Limited (which is a bit of a…

New York DNS Server Brought Online

We have improved the resilience of our DNS services by bringing online our own secondary DNS server. It’s located in New York, USA to provide greater disaster protection, in case there is an unforeseen event in our London data-centre that prevents us from serving DNS records. This new server has our innovative adaptive firewall technology that…

Nominet Registrar Review

We’ve recently been reviewed by Nominet for our Accredited Channel Partner compliance. I am proud to announce that we had no issues found, and that our Nominet Accredited Channel Partner status has been extended. If you you are interested you can download the full copy here: DGC-NMS Registrar Review Report.

Nominet Accredited Registrar Status

D. Grant Crawley Ltd is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Accredited Registrar status by Nominet (the .uk domain name authority).  To date there are only 135 of 4,689 Nominet Registrars who hold Accredited Status. This status is only awarded to those registrars who demonstrate that they meet the highest standards set by Nominet. This is an exceptional achievement…

New Webmail Client Launch

It’s live and available right now, just go to https://mail.hostedemail.com and login with your Virtco mailbox email address and password. You may find you like it even more than your installed email software. Top 10 new features A brand new look and feel: The new webmail is modern looking, faster and a lot more intuitive. Mobile sync…

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS etc… What are they?

You’ve probably been seeing these acronyms in the business and IT media for the past few years; but what are they and what do they mean to you? I’ve seen lots of different definitions over the years, some right and some wrong. Let’s start by stating what the acronyms actually stand for… SaaS – Software…

Agile Software Development

Agile is an iterative process of software development, it’s not related to the programming language or the type of computer it’s going to ultimately run on.  The software development project is broken down into sprints or timeboxes that deliver usable functionality at each iteration. Each sprint comprises of 8 phases, starting with determining the user requirements, from…

Computer Hardware

Supply of computer hardware is not really as simple as just going down to PC World and buying something off the shelf if you really want to get some work done. It needs to be an integral part of your business IT strategy so you can keep control of the hardware you operate. As a…

Network Infrastructure

DGC Ltd have been installing computer networks since the days of Thick and Thin Ethernet, a coaxial based network ring topology. The networking world has moved on considerably, and we now use the latest technologies and fit the best possible solution for your business. Whether that’s CAT6 structured cabling, fibre optic links, microwave point-to-point bridges,…

The Agile Manifesto

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in…

The 12 Agile Principles

We follow these principles: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customerthrough early and continuous deliveryof valuable software. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.…

Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to the new DGC website. Here you will find a whole host of interesting articles and news about information technology, software development and new hardware technologies.