11th Feb 2014
Recent changes to ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) policies mean that some domain name owners will be required to verify their contact details via their domain registrar.
If you are required to verify your details you will receive an e-mail notification from your domain name registrar. Please be aware of any possible fake or spam e-mails imitating this request and always make sure that the e-mail is from your domain registration company.
You will be required to verify your details within 15 days of being asked to do so. Failure to do this within the 15 day timeline means that your domain will be suspended. Your domain registrar is obliged to make the suspension until your details are verified.
If your domain is suspended your site will not be available online and you will see a message like this at your web address (will vary depending on domain registrar):
If we are the e-mail contact for a client's domain then we will carry out this verification on their behalf.
To find out more please see ICANN's information about verification of contact details.
7th Nov 2013
We recently launched this gem of a site for Climate Gardens, the organisation raising awareness and understanding of the effects of climate change on our gardens, parks and green spaces.
Our commission involved initial consultation and site planning, copywriting support and creation of of a visual brand in-line with the existing logo. As well as design of responsive layouts, full HTML5 coding of all templates and implementation of the content management system.
More pictures of this project and features of the website can be found in our portfolio.
We provided training and support on writing and preparing online content for our client's audience as well as how to use the content management system.
31st Oct 2013
Once again our clients continue to amaze us with their brilliant work and projects. Here's our latest...
Planetary Collective successfully met their Kickstarter target to create their feature length documentary. Check out the trailer, its incredible!
Climate East Midlands is on the hunt for good examples of low carbon schools to feature in new case studies.
Ethical Weddings shares some slow beauty tips to help green brides feel great.
Lee Goater's fun, interactive exhibition of graphic art 'Faces, Anatomy of Autonomy' was opened in Leeds. You can also download the app 'Make a face' (available for iOS and Android). Here's the little face I made.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust sells vintage items from 1963 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Leeds Parent Partnership Service launches a new support group for those who care for a child with special needs or a disability.
Creative Nottingham celebrate their 4th birthday. We are proud to have been their hosting sponsors for the past 3 years
Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve's volunteers are interviewed on BBC Radio.
Fifi Bijoux reports on her Fairtrade Gold Conference speech in October.
Wayfarer Furniture launched in September - A furniture design and manufacturing company inspired by sustainability, urban lifestyles and cutting-edge technology.
We launched a brand new multi-lingual website for LifeMosaic who work with indiginous peoples all over the world, supporting them to make informed choices and getting their voices heard.
Climate Gardens is another new website developed by Make Hay. Climate Gardens has partnered with the RHS and Abundance to encourage understanding of climate change on our parks and gardens.
19th Dec 2012
Unfortunately there's another domain scam doing the rounds via e-mail. We've been bombarded by them here.
I'm sure you would be able to tell that these renewal notices are fake but we just wanted to let you know about them to make sure. Here's what they look like:
If we have purchased domains on your behalf we will always contact you directly to let you know that your renewal is due, at least 30 days beforehand.
15th Oct 2012
This is a notice for clients for whom we have registered and continue to renew domain names on their behalf.
Our domain registrar has let us know that they are implementing some changes to ensure renewal of domains run as smoothly as possible, lowering the risk of domain suspension and downtime. So, they will now request domain renewal payments 7 days in advance of the expiry date. As you already know, our terms and conditions say that funds are required by us at least 14 days in advance of the expiry date, otherwise we can't be responsible if your domain name is lost, suspended or bought by someone else. Therefore, in light of these changes, we will continue to send your renewal reminders at least 30 days in advance and request that payment is made 14 days before domain exipry.
We know that you, our lovely clients, pay promptly anyway and so I hope that these changes won't affect you too much and that our early reminders will still provide plenty of time to prepare your renewal payment. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us.