<![CDATA[Web World Blog - Weblog]]>Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:56:45 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Create Your Own Website]]>Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:57:33 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/create-your-own-website

Why Weebly Website Builder is ideal?

Weebly is a drag-and-drop website builder, so you drag website building blocks (such as a picture or a paragraph) to wherever you want them positioned on the page. This enables people to easily create personal sites and blogs suitable for every device. Weebly is really easy to use but really powerful, and suitable for all ranges of businesses, personal sites, blogs or e-commerce stores.

Features

  • Drag & Drop: Intuitive site builder makes it easy for anyone to create a high quality website, blog or online store.
  • Full Customization: Build on and customize the system to create an experience unique to your brand and business 
  • Apps: Weebly’s App Center is a growing marketplace where you can find new apps, plugins and services to enhance your site.
  • Beatiful Themes: Stunning design with mobile-ready, responsive themes so every website looks amazing on every device.
  •  Save Money: Save time and money with website creation & management.

Drag & Drop Simple Design is Core

You can intuitively drag new elements like titles, text, and images onto your site right where you want them and then simply click on each element to customize it just the way you’d like.

Hosting & Weebly

We offer 4 shared hosting plans where basic Weebly Builder is installed for free.

 What do you need to start?

  1.     Contact us to order your hosting plan and choose domain name.
  2.     Wait a moment for builder installation.
  3.     Open your Weebly Builder.
  4.     Click 'Edit Site' button.
  5.     Drag & drop your photos, type your text and put your elements into     the edit field.
  6.     Publish your page!

Steps:

Open your hosting control panel:
Click 'Edit' Button:

Choose a layout:

Click 'Publish' and push your site to life!

What is recommend?

Keep in mind that Weebly's plans depend on the type of website. For e-commerce sites, we recommend Pro & Business Plan. If you have any questions please contact email us.
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<![CDATA[Policy Liberalisation]]>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:11:44 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/policy-liberalisation

What’s changed?

 
Registering a .ie online address is now easier and faster than ever as IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) domain ‘liberalisation’ policy had been changed. From now on, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able to register any available .ie domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fastpass for existing .ie holders

Returning customers (existing .ie holders) do not have to resubmit evidence of a connection to Ireland. If returning customers (existing .ie domain holders) need to register additional .ie domain names, they can now avail of the ‘Fastpass’ registration process. With Fastpass, it is not necessary to re-submit evidence of a connection to Ireland.

Reduction in restrictions

‘claim to the name’ not required
  • IEDR’s change to the registration process retains the requirement for applicants to prove their connection to Ireland but drops the need to prove a valid claim to a name.

  • From now on, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able to register any available .ie domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Easier and faster to register


  • The change will transform the customer experience, making it easier and faster for individuals, businesses and community groups to register a .ie domain

  • Those registering a .ie domain will no longer need a ‘claim to the name’—but they’ll still need to prove their connection to Ireland
 
  • IEDR CEO: “.ie is the only online namespace in the world reserved for Irish citizens, communities and businesses. Liberalisation will allow applicants to get online with an identifiably Irish website in less time and with less hassle.”

  • For any queries regarding the requirements to complete your registration, please contact with us via accounts@webworld.ie

Be identifiable Irish with a .ie domain name


.ie reflects the relationship between your online activity and Ireland. .ie websites have a guaranteed Irish connection and are most suitable to maximize your marketing efforts in Ireland.

The criteria for owning a .ie domain is stricter. Every .ie domain is verified to ensure that the people behind it are who they say they are. Learn more
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<![CDATA[General Data Protection Regulation]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:22:41 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/general-data-protection-regulation
As the internet evolves — so do the policies that govern the way we store and share information. One of the latest policies to come into effect is the General Data Protection Regulation. This policy, also known as GDPR, comes out of the European Union and its goal is to protect certain types of personal information. Here are a few things we thought you should know.

What is the GDPR?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a regulation that comes into effect May 25, 2018.  The GDPR regulates the collection, processing, transport, and use of personal information about individuals in Europe.

GDPR gives EU citizens new rights. Under the GDPR, all EU citizens will have the following rights:
1. The right of access
GDPR gives EU citizens the right to know the details of any personal data you hold about them and how that data is processed and used. As an organisation, you are obliged to provide this information on request.

2. The right to be forgotten
People also have the right to be forgotten. This means that if a person requests it, you will be required to cease the processing of any data you hold about them and delete it.

3. The right to data portability
If you hold data about anyone, they can now ask for that data to be passed to another organisation. This can make things like passing on ‘no claims’ histories from one insurer to another, much easier. However, it also means that customers can use the records you hold about them to get better deals from your competitors.

4. The right to be informed about data breaches
Some organisations have kept serious data breaches secret for months in order to protect them from bad publicity and other unwanted consequences. Now, customers have to be legally informed within 72 hours. You must also inform any supervising bodies.

5. The right to data correction
Under GDPR, any data you hold about an individual must be accurate. If it isn’t, they have the right to demand it is corrected.

Where can I get more information about GDPR and my compliance obligations?
The GDPR itself is here. The European Union has created an information portal here. A number of companies provide consulting services that help with different aspects of your compliance process.  While Web World doesn’t recommend any particular approach to GDPR compliance, your solicitor or regulatory advisor may be able to point you to resources that are helpful. In Ireland that is the Data Protection Commissioner.

Where can I get more information about GDPR and my compliance obligations?

The GDPR itself is here. The European Union has created an information portal here. A number of companies provide consulting services that help with different aspects of your compliance process.  While Web World doesn’t recommend any particular approach to GDPR compliance, your solicitor or regulatory advisor may be able to point you to resources that are helpful. In Ireland that is the Data Protection Commissioner.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

GDPR also brings in tougher data protection regulations for all organisations that collect and process personal data.
1. Data protection by design.
From May, organisations will be required to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect EU citizens’ personal data and privacy by design. ‘By design’ means that end to end measures need to be planned and put in place so that everything from the collection of data all the way to its safe deletion is taken into account. Part of this includes the requirement for organisations to undertake a data protection impact assessment in order to identify risks to data and outline measures to ensure those risks are addressed.

2. Creating a Data Protection Officer role
Any organisation that processes or stores sensitive data, significant amounts of personal data, or regularly monitors data subjects must create a Data Protection Officer (DPO) role within their organisation. This individual will have responsibility for overseeing data protection, privacy and GDPR compliance. All public authorities (police forces, local councils, government organisations, etc.) must also have a DPO.

3. GDPR extends beyond the EU
GDPR is designed to protect the data and privacy of EU citizens. This means any organisation that holds data on EU citizens is required to comply with the regulation, whether based in the EU or not. This will have an impact on companies like Google, eBay and Amazon that collect web data from users in the EU. It will also affect many smaller international companies that trade in the EU, for example, app-based companies, game providers and online retailers.

4. Big fines for non-compliance
The size of the fines which can be given to organisations that do not comply with GDPR is an indication of how determined the EU is to tackle issues with data protection and data privacy. From May, the maximum fine will be €20 million or 4% of an organisation’s annual global turnover, whichever is higher. This can be levied for failing to adhere to core principles of data processing, infringement of personal rights, or for transferring personal data to other countries or organisations that do not ensure an adequate level of data protection.

The issue of transferring data to countries or organisations with less adequate data protection should be a major concern for any company that has a website. If your web host has data centres outside of the EU, it is possible that the information you collect could be stored on less secure servers without your knowledge – and this could mean you are unwittingly breaching GDPR compliance. The same applies if your web host does not provide adequate security even if it is within the EU.

How will Web World comply with GDPR?

As of the end of February 2018, Web World has completed a “data mapping” exercise designed to identify how Web World  collects, handles, and transfers personal information that is subject to GDPR.  Based on this exercise, we have categorized data and are in the process of creating processes that will facilitate compliance with GDPR. We have determined that:
  • We do not collect or process “sensitive” data that is subject to GDPR.
  • We do collect and/or process other personal information subject to GDPR.
  • We store some personal information subject to GDPR for set periods of time.
A small number of third parties may also process personal information subject to GDPR on our behalf.
  • To facilitate GDPR compliance we are strengthening our data segregation and access policies, our breach response plan, and relationships with vendors who may handle data on our behalf, or on behalf of our customers.
To further provide information to customers and third parties, we anticipate rolling out a revision of our privacy policy in late April.  Our revised privacy policy will:
  • Provide detailed information about the types of data we collect or process
  • Include the reasons for that collection or processing
  • Set out the length of time we store the data
  • Indicate whether the data is accessed by third parties on our behalf
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<![CDATA[Winter Holiday - Opening Hours]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:41:56 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/winter-holiday-opening-hours6104234

Winter Holiday Opening Hours

​​During the Christmas period our telephone support will be available at the following times:

22rd of Dec (Fri) - 09:00am to 09:00pm
23th of Dec (Sat) -  09:00am to 12:00pm
24th of Dec  (Sun) - Closed
25th of Dec (Mon) - Closed
26th of Dec (Tue) - Closed
27th of Dec (Wed) - 09:00 to 6:00pm
28th of Dec (Thu)  - 09:00 to 6:00pm
29th of Dec (Fri)    - 09:00 to 6:00pm
30th of Dec (Sat)  - 09:00 to 12:00pm
31st of Jan (Sun)   - Closed
1st of Jan (Mon)    - Closed
2st of Jan (Tue)     - 09:00 to 9:00pm

​As always our emergency team will be available 24/7/365 for all managed, co-located and dedicated server customers.


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<![CDATA[Distrust of HTTPS]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:42:06 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/distrust-of-https

Upcoming browser distrust of HTTPS Certificates

​Earlier this year Chrome announced plans to distrust the Symantec Certificate Authority. Chrome was concerned about how some Symantec partners had been allowed to operate without proper auditing or supervision. To clarify Symantec also issues certificates under the Geotrust, Thawte and RapidSSL brands.
​Following discussion with the browser community Symantec was required to outsource certificate management and issuance processes. Following this requirement Symantec made the decision to sell its Certificate Authority business to DigiCert Inc. This would allow DigiCert to take over the management and issuance of certificates.
​​From 1 December 2017 Symantec, Geotrust, Thawte and RapidSSL certificates (including reissues) are being issued from the DigiCert infrastructure. This is not affected by the upcoming distrust and no action needs to be taken.

​Certificates Expiring before 15 March 2018

  • Certificates should be renewed as required. However certificates renewed before 1 December 2017 will need to be reissued after 1 December 2017.

Certificates Expiring after 15 March 2018

  • Certificates issued (including reissues) before 1 June 2016 with an expiry after 15 March 2018 should be reissued after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates that expire between 1 January 2018 and 15 March 2018 should be renewed or replaced between these dates without losing validity.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) between 1 June 2016 and 1 December 2017 with an expiry beyond 13 September 2018 should be reissued, replaced or renewed after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) between 1 June 2016 and 1 December 2017 with an expiry before 13 September 2018 require no action.​

Certificates Expiring after 13 September 2018

  • Certificates issued (including reissues) prior to 1 December 2017 need to be reissued, renewed or replaced after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) after 1 December 2017 require no action to be taken.

Reissue Process

If you are a managed or shared hosting customer you do not need to do anything, we will re-issue the certificate on your behalf. If you are not we will be in contact over the coming weeks to re-issue the SSL certificate with you. 
Contact Us To Renew
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<![CDATA[.ie domain liberalisation]]>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:27:02 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/ie-domain-liberalisation
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​Register the .ie domain names that you have a claim to before someone else does

​The rules for registering dot ie domain names are changing. From March 2018, the need to explain why you want a particular name (also called ‘claim to the name’) when registering a dot ie domain name will be removed.

This will make it easier and faster to get a dot ie domain. Anyone with a real connection to Ireland will be able to register any available dot ie domain they want.
 
In the meantime, it is important that you protect your brand and register any available names you need before the rules change. The only way to ensure that no one registers a domain you want or need is to register it yourself. ​Click here to check .ie domain availability >>
Email Us

​Claim your .ie domains today


What is changing?

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What does this mean for you?


  • If you are running a business, you currently have an advantage as you have a ‘claim to the name’ which allows you to secure your available domain names today.
  • From 21st of March 2018, anyone with a connection to Ireland can register any domain name without proving a ‘claim to the name’.
  • Safeguard your hard-won identity and reputation online - don’t let a competitor take your dot ie domain names.
  • Secure your available dot ie domains today.

Why should I register my IE domain with Web World?

We have experienced and professional staff to assist you with a registration, transfer or renewal request. If you are unsure about what documentation needs to be included our Registration Services Team will be happy to assist you. 

Email: support@webworld.ie
 
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<![CDATA[Black Friday Savings]]>Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:57:29 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/black-friday-savings
We begin the Christmas season with a special Black Friday offer - 50% off all new domain registrations. We offer over 200 domain extensions, so you should have no problem finding a domain name to suit your website, brand & trademark. 
Once you've purchased your domain name, access your FREE features in your Online Control Panel. Discover what you get with your domain name and remember, you can easily upgrade these features at any time. 

Actually you need just 3 steps to register a new domain for your website

1. Check Domain Name Availability Domains List >>
2.Domains Requirements*   *Just for .ie  >>
3.Proceed Your Order here >>
If you'd like to talk to us and get a recommendation for a domain to maximise your results, please call us on: 01-4951112    or as always you can use the domain search tool on our website www.webworld.domains
contact Us
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<![CDATA[.ie domain & SSL]]>Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:26:12 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/get-a-free-ie-domain-ssl-certificate
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Why register a .ie domain name? 
ie reflects the relationship between your online activity and Ireland. .ie websites have a guaranteed Irish connection and are most suitable to maximize your marketing efforts in Ireland.
Be safe and secure
.ie domains have lower instances of cyber crime and are known as one of the safest domains in the world. 
Give your visitors confidence
Every .ie domain is verified to ensure that the people behind it are who they say they are. With a .ie domain you know who you are dealing with 
Google .ie rank
.ie domains are ranked higher than other domain names when searching with Google.ie and other Irish search engines.  

Who can register a .ie domain name? 
All applicants applying for a .ie domain name who are not situated in the 32 counties of Ireland, must demonstrate a real and substantive connection with Ireland and explain what the domain name will be used for. See more >

Why Do I Need An SSL Certificate?
SSL Certificates protect your sensitive information such as credit card information, usernames, passwords etc. It also: keeps data secure between servers; increases your Google rankings; builds/enhances customer trust; improves conversion rates.
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How can I register a .ie domain name?
1. Type your domain name into the search bar
2. Check .ie registration requirements*
3. Confirm your order

* All .ie domains require supporting documentation and/or information to complete the application process. Choose the category that best applies to you and click to find out what you need. See more > 

Why should I register my .ie domain ​
with Web World? 
 

We have experienced and professional staff to assist you with a registration, transfer or renewal request. If you are unsure about what documentation needs to be included our Registration Services Team will be happy to assist you.  
Contact Us
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<![CDATA[Tech Connect Live 2017]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:34:56 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/tech-connect-live-2017
TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event will bring together 3000+ key decision makers from the Irish and international tech sector  and will provide a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services in order to facilitate investment, innovation, collaboration and fostering of new commercial relationships.

High performance hosting for successful projects 20% off!

At the #TCLIVE17 yesterday we launched a 20%-off hosting and .ie special offer. The offer is valid until 31st of August 2017 with our promo codes. During the signup process, you will be presented with a promo code  field. Simply enter the coupon code (HOSTING20 or IEWEBWORLD) and click the validate button to have any active coupon automatically calculated into your total.

Or contact with us via e-mail: support@webworld.ie
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.ie Domain Registration
.ie websites have a guaranteed Irish connection and are most suitable to maximize your marketing efforts in Ireland. See more  >>
Web World Ireland is a fully accredited .ie domain registrar managing thousands of .ie domains. We offer all supporting documentation to complete the application process .ie domain available to register here

How to register?

Check .ie requirements here and contact with our domain registration support via
support@webworld.ie


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<![CDATA[Startup revolution]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:00:45 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/startup-revolution

​Trendy domain in the tech world

​IO is a common abbreviation for 'Input-Output' in Computer Science, and increasingly technology companies are registering .io domains to reflect their organisations and projects.
.io domains have a real appeal to the tech-orientated; coders, designers, engineers, gamers, and developers, among others.

Why register a .io domain?

  • The new .io name space is highly sought after, for example by tech companies.
  • .io is a new domain and therefore many names are still available to register. 
  • Google treats .io as a top-level domain.
  • Anyone, anywhere can register.
  • Registrations are accepted quickly and efficiently.
  • .IO operates a DNSSEC signed zone, operated on a secure, globally diverse anycast system with over 40 locations. Your domain will work securely, as expected, and fast!
  • .io is recognized by the tech community
 
With over 1.1 million domains registered under .COM alone, it’s increasingly difficult to nab a unique but memorable domain name. Plenty of great domains are available for .IO in spite of its increasing popularity. You can still find lots of catchy words and even three letter domains, so there’s no need to settle for a long or complicated one.

Safe

Our .IO domains operate on a secure, globally diverse registered system. Your domain will work securely, as expected, and fast!
Every domain name has a WHOIS listing, which is a searchable database of registered domains. It is available to everyone on the Internet. Without domain privacy, or WHOIS privacy protection, all of your contact information (address, phone number, name, etc) is available to the public.

After the .io registration you can make sure that your brand is a unique and safe. The quality of .io domain is much more likely to be available versus their .com counterparts. Although .io is technically a ccTLD it is recognized as generic by Google due to its popularity among startups. This means you don’t have to worry about the potential domain hack downside of not being able to geotarget it in Webmaster Tools.

Registration

Web World Ireland is a fully accredited .io domain registrar. We offer all supporting to complete the registration  process
.io domain available to register here

Contact Us To Register
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