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What’s new at DGC and also around the world in IT. The technologies that are trending and what we think of them.

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…

Virtco Mail Agent – Coming Soon…

If, like us, you’re fed up of spam and you’re also fed up of services that should block or remove spam not doing a good enough job then you need our Virtco Mail Agent service. Using the advanced spam filtering technology we developed when we first started the Virtco Hosted Email service, we have developed…

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.

VirtcoERP Accounting System Launches

We have the great pleasure to announce that our VirtcoERP service and customer portal launch today. VirtcoERP is a fully functional ERP system based on the Frappe ERPNext platform, providing advanced ledger based accounting and business management functionality in a fresh, new and innovative way. We use it ourselves for our business operations, and are…

Compute as a Service Launches

Today we have the great pleasure to announce our Compute as a Service (CaaS) suite of services has launched on time. CaaS is the next step in business computing, are you ready to take the next step. It’s been 18 months in the making, we first mentioned it on this website back in May 2013,…

Compute as a Service to Launch on 1st December

Our Compute as a Service (CaaS) offering will launch on 1st December 2014. CaaS is a new concept in providing computer technology to small and medium sized businesses, we supply, support and maintain all your computing devices. Whether they’re desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones or servers (on-site or cloud). You pay a small monthly fee…

ASUS Approved Dealer

As part of the preparations for our new Compute as a Service (CaaS) offering launch we’ve received ASUS Approved Dealer status. We chose ASUS because they’re one of the most innovative OEMs in the industry, with a good quality record and competitive price point. Our CaaS offering will be providing selected models from throughout the range of great ASUS products.

New gTLDs Available This Week

The following new Generic Top-Level Domains are available for registration week beginning 8th September 2014: .YOKOHAMA 2014-09-09 .LONDON 2014-09-09 .GLOBAL 2014-09-09 .ACCOUNTANTS 2014-09-10 .DIGITAL 2014-09-10 .FINANCE 2014-09-10 .INSURE 2014-09-10 If you want to register any domains with these extensions please contact us and we will be happy to register the domain for you. We provide full own-domain DNS, Web and Email hosting…

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…

New .uk TLD Available Now

It’s now possible to register domain names in the UK namespace with just the .uk top level domain suffix. For example we now have dgc.uk which points to this website. The price is the same as for all other .uk top level domains such as .co.uk or .org.uk.

New gTLDs Available Now

The following new Generic Top-Level Domains are now available for registration: .DIAMONDS .ENTERPRISES .TIPS .VOYAGE If you want to register any domains with these extensions please contact us and we will be happy to register the domain for you. We provide full own-domain DNS, Web and Email hosting services.

New gTLDs Available Today

The following gTLDs open for registration today: .LAND .TODAY .TECHNOLOGY .CONTRACTORS .DIRECTORY .KITCHEN .CONSTRUCTION Should you be interested in registering any domains with these extensions please contact us and we would be happy to advise on the best course of action to take in order to secure the domain for you.

UK Computer Services Association Member

As of 18th February D Grant Crawley Limited has become a member of the UK Computer Services Association, a brand new association for the promotion of computer services organisations in the UK. The UK Computer Services Association code of conduct can be viewed by clicking this link.

New Generic Top-Level Domains

The new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) schema will add hundreds of new domain extensions to the Internet in the course of the coming years. ICANN, the organization who coordinates gTLDs, has received nearly 2,000 applications from organisations interested in managing their own gTLD. Applied-for extensions range from geoTLDs such as .london, .berlin or .nyc,  and…

Web Server Security Hardened

Today we have installed a new technology on our primary web server, it automatically detects hacking attempts and then dynamically modifies firewall rules to block the hacker, bot or malware that is trying to break into or exploit the services we provide to our customers. The benefit to our customers is that the server will no…

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.

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