* Posts by Eccles1

6 publicly visible posts • joined 1 May 2012

Dixons fined £500,000 by ICO for crap security that exposed 5.6 million customers' payment cards



I also had the misfortune of working at one of their stores as a 'tech' during my uni days when crappy Eclipse came in. Written very badly in Java, all the machines running it on XP with full internet access and intranet access. If you raised any concerns you were just fobbed off of course. Avoided buying anything in any of their stores for over a decade now.

BT agrees to cream off less profit from landline-only customers


Why would they? The service is marketed to support a broadband service, not calls. Can't see any problem with that. I can see anywhere on their site which makes me think they would allow 1471. They do allow caller ID though, so you could still see who called, including the last call, just like 1471.

.UK domains left at risk of theft in Enom blunder


Re: "extremely hard or impossible” to recover

Accredited registrars can change the registrants email address and do tag changes within a few seconds.

Openreach kicks off 'rebrand' by painting over BT logo on vans


http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2017/07/openreach-unveil-new-non-bt-branding-showcase-independence.html with a photo and timeline.

Ten-year .co.uk domain names now available


Not so for .eu, really? http://www.eurid.eu/en/faq#privatecontact_visible


Re: Maybe for thier next trick

If you are an individual and register a .co.uk as such then of course you can opt out of having your address showing in the WHOIS. You've been able to do this for ages. What you cannot do, for obvious reasons, is pretend to be an individual when you are in fact a business, and then hide your address details. Nominet are pretty hot on this and will suspend and even cancel your registration if they think this is what you are doing.

If you are any kind of company you should be registering your domain with the company type set correctly (you registrar should provide options to do this). You cannot then opt out of the WHOIS.