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  VrAds v1.0 Released
Posted by: webnetics - 25-11-07, 03:02 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

We are pound to announce our latest release called VrAds. VrAds is ad management system. VrAds was designed with the website publisher in mind who would like to get his / her ads up on a site without having to spend ages climbing up a hefty learning curve. VrAds provides useful features such as Geo Targeting and ad expiration.

Virtual Web Designs will also be selling selected products as packages from the ‘Vr’ range of software.

VrAds is a trademark of Webnetics UK Ltd, and sells this script under the trading names of VrScripts.com and Virtual Web Designs.

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  Company Blog Launched
Posted by: webnetics - 25-11-07, 02:04 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

We have decided that now is a good time to launch our own company blog. However, with every company in the world now blogging, we don’t just want to talk about Virtual Web Designs but want to provide interesting posts that are relevant to the running a company involved in website designing.

As such, we will post an entry covering a specific issue, in depth. This might range from the discussion of effective server backups, as we’ll move onto in this post to creating a form builder in PHP, from working with a specific payment processor to promotion techniques to marketing. We hope to cover topics that we are involved with on a daily basis and not just use the blog as a tool for promotion.

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  Schedule Maintenance - UPS
Posted by: webnetics - 20-11-07, 09:43 PM - Forum: Network Status / Server Upgrades - No Replies

We are writing to inform you of an upcoming maintenance at Leeds data centre, this will affect all our servers held at this data centre

Start Date: 21/11/2007 00:01:00
End Date: 21/11/2007 04:00:00

Remedial work is scheduled between the above times for a UPS servicing multiple server racks in the data centre. Once this work is completed there is a small risk that a temporary Power Failure occur which would cause an unscheduled reboot of your server.

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  Spam Filtering Software Upgrade
Posted by: webnetics - 12-11-07, 09:26 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

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  Domain Name Scams
Posted by: webnetics - 12-11-07, 12:50 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

Dear Valued Customers,

Very Important Information – Domain Name Scams

We have received a number of phone calls today from our various customers, who have received renewal invoices or emails, relating to domain names from a company called “Domain Registry of America” and emails saying that someone is trying to register there domain name(s) using keywords from there company name or existing domain names, these email are originating from Asia. These are domain name scans.

NOTE: You will only receive invoices from us, or reminders via email from us.

Email – Domain Name Scam (Asia)

“Dear xxxx,

We are a domain name registration center in xxxxx, mainly dealing with domain name registration and internet intellectual property rights protection. On xxxx we received a formal application from a company who is applying to register several domains, using "xxxxx "as the keyword. After investigation, we find that you are the original user of the keyword. Such similar domain cases may involve your trademark and company name, and may cause website confusion and conflicts. For a responsible attitude, we inform you here and ask for your opinion. If you don't mind, we will finish registration for the third company.



Letter / email - Domain Name Scam - Domain Registry of America

Domain Registry of America our sending out "renewal notices" in official looking envelopes for international (.com .org .net) domains they do not control. The letter appears to be a legitimate renewal notice, but if you complete the tear off strip and pay your money, you will actually be transferring your domain into the control of DRoA. The letter is cleverly worded making this a legal deception.

Phone Scam - “Another company is trying to register your name”

Domain Registry of America are phoning you claiming that someone is trying to register an alternative version of your domain name. They will offer you the chance to register that domain name at a high price to "prevent the other person from taking your domain name". They will often give you a short time limit, maybe only a few minutes, to decide whether you want to register that domain name and prevent someone else from taking it.

The people allegedly about to register the other name rarely, if ever, exist, although there have been instances where the alternative domains have been registered by "the other person". If this happens, it is most likely that the domain scammers are "the other person" and have registered the domain name themselves.

Our advice is not to register any domain names with any company making such claims. If you feel the domain name is important to you, register the domain name online with us or another provider at much lower prices. You may be able to do this even while you discuss matters with the domain scammers.

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  System Maintenance
Posted by: webnetics - 21-10-07, 05:10 PM - Forum: Network Status / Server Upgrades - No Replies

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  Postal Strike
Posted by: webnetics - 04-10-07, 01:34 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

Due to the postal strike, we are unable to process any mail to verify renewal status of Domain Names, and Hosting accounts, until next Wednesday. If you have sent payment for renewal of domain names or hosting accounts, please contact us. If you have not yet sent payment, you can pay this online using the following URL https://www.vwdesigns.co.uk/payment.htm From January 2008, if you choose to receive your bill online, rather than through the post and pay online, we'll give you a 5% discount on all your invoice(s) and if you pay by the due date you will get an extra 5% discount.

It's all part of our commitment to keep our costs low, as well as helping to save the environment Of course, online billing also makes it easy to manage and pay your invoices, without the hassle of filing all that paper away. More information on this will be released in December 2007.

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  Software Bug Tracking System
Posted by: webnetics - 02-10-07, 09:07 AM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

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  Support System
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  Virtual Web Designs Software moves to PHP 5
Posted by: webnetics - 30-09-07, 01:02 PM - Forum: Latest News - No Replies

Virtual Web Designs software continues to be developed with a view to staying current with where technology and customer behaviours/trends are going. In considering the big-picture of ensuring that our software base is not only contemporary but also compliant with current and evolving standards, Virtual Web Designs will be adopting PHP 5.1 and MySQLi V5 as its minimum requirement on all future software developments effective from now.

NOTE: All our software is now compatible with PHP 5 & MySQLi V5, as these were updated, when we upgraded our server(s) this year. We can only update software, which has been written by us.


1. PHP has announced that PHP 4 will no longer be supported as of the end of year 2007. Ref: http://www.php.net/index.php#2007-07-13-1

2. PHP 5 has been deployed and tested in production environments for three years, and many hosting companies have already adopted it in some way. We have already adopted PHP 5 & MySQL V5 as our standard scripting language, you can still access PHP 4 if you are hosted on server 4207, as this server is dual format.

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