IEDR Release .ie Profile Report for 2016 – Limerick accounts for nearly 3% of Domains

According to the latest .ie Profile report from the IE Domain Registry (IEDR), over 221,000 .ie domains were registered at the end of 2016. Thats a 5% increase on 2015.

Even though over 34,000 .ie domains were added in 2016, Ireland still ranks only 18th out of 22 in Europe for the number of country code domains per 1000 people. (47 per 1000)

Dublin, Cork and Galway combined accounted for more than half of all new .ie Registrations in 2016. While Munster stands at 18% of all .ie domains, Limerick only saw a 1.24% growth on 2015 numbers, giving it an overall share of 2.84% of all .ie domain names registered.

According to the IEDR, the Irish share of the digital marketplace is worth nearly €9bn, but only one third of SMEs can take payment online.

Commenting on the Report, David Curtin, Chief Executive of the IEDR stated : “72% of all new domains in 2016 were registered by businesses – either sole traders or corporate bodies. This is in line with previous figures and suggests that more and more Irish businesses not only recognise the importance of a website to their brand, but value the trust and authority of the .ie “Identiably Irish” brand, too.”

Elive are a .ie Accredited Registrar, operating in Limerick since 1997, providing Domain Registration, Web Services, Email and Software Development.

 

IEDR 2016 Profile Report

IEDR 2016 Profile Report

Important Update to WordPress – v4.7.2

WordPress issued a very important update recently , version 4.7.2, that contained some important security updates.

Anyone using WordPress to manage their website should ensure you have updated to the latest version immediately.
You can do this easily by logging into the Admin panel of WordPress and going to the Updates section

For any client who is subscribed to our WordPress Support packages, we have already updated your site.

As always, we strongly advise that all plugins and themes are also updated. We are seeing WordPress sites being hacked quite regularly at the moment, due to running out-dated versions. This means the site will be offline, could be used to spread spam, and will lose position in Search Engines.

Server issue MX7

Update 11.40: Server MX7 is back online now and all queued emails will be delivered shortly

8:30am : We are investigating an issue with Spam Scanning server MX7 at the moment. It is currently offline.

Christmas Holidays

Our offices are closed from Fri 23rd December 2016 to Wed 4th Jan 2017.

If you require assistance, our engineers will be on call all over the holidays, please open a ticket via our website or email support@elive.net

If you need sales assistance, you can place an order for hosting services or domains via our website or email info@elive.net

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We have great new plans for 2017, including our 20th Birthday!! Stay tuned.

Scheduled Network Maintenance – 13-Nov

We have a scheduled mainentance window at 2pm on Sunday the 13th Nov 2016 to perform some essential updates on routing switches.
There is an ‘at risk’ window of about 15 minutes, but downtime is expected to be only 3-4 minutes.
No action is required by clients

Server Issue MX 6

Update @8.30 : We are temporarily routing emails on node MX 6 through an alternative node this morning. Expect some delays in emails. We are working to restore full service and apologise for the inconvenience.

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We are currently investigating an issue with one of our Spam Scanning nodes (MX 6)

We expect to have this resolved shortly.

Email delivery from this node is being affected.

Ransomware emails

Due to the continued volume of Ransomware emails and threat to our customers, we have updated our email scanning service to block the following attachments:

.docm
.dotm
.xlm
.xlsm
.xltm
.pptm
.potm
.ppsm

When any email with one of these attachments is received by our email scanning service, the email is quarantined and the intended recipient is sent an email to alert them to this.

Should it be a legitiamte email, it is available to be released from quarantine for up to 7 days.

Summer Domain Sale

sunIts Summer, and to welcome in the sunshine, we are slashing the prices of .com and .ie domains.

 

New Domain registrations or if you want to transfer your domain to Elive, you can now avail of our amazing prices.

.ie Domains :  €24.99 €17.99 + vat for 1 year

.com/.net/.eu Domains :  €11.50 €8.99 + vat for 1 year

(normal prices apply to renewals thereafter)

Search for your perfect domain on our homepage and get your domain name today !

Server Issue ELH1

Update 14:10 : The issue is resolved now and all services are operational again

13:15 We are currently investigating an issue with server ELH1 (91.223.9.70)

Elive Property Plugin Update

We have issued an update today, to our WordPress Property Listing Plugin that connects WordPress to your Daft Listings.

V1.0.20 is now available and brings the ability to select Random listings in the Featured Property Widget.
Also updated was the error handling in this widget, if a single property selected is no longer shown in Daft, then a Random one will be shown instead.

You can update the plugin directly within WordPress.

 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our customers. We are now closed for the weekend (its quiet today !!) Office re-opens on Tuesday 29th March, but support is always on call via support@elive.net or twitter @eliveirl

GLIBC Bug in Linux

On Tuesday 16th February 2016, Google and Red Hat engineers announced they had identified a Linux vulnerability with the GNU C Library (glibc) that could be used to perform remote code execution.  This could be exploited by overloading and thus crash server services, or even be used to run malicious code.

The Google, Red Hat and glibc teams swiftly worked together to produce and release a patch to their library.  This was in turn adopted by the various Linux operating system vendors, who have now released their own OS specific versions.

Elive have updated their servers to the new glibc version already and are restarting servers during out of office hours (1 – 4 am) so as to minimise disruption.

For clients with dedicated or virtual servers running linux, we recommend you update your server immediately using the following instructions :

Restarting all services that use glibc is an essential step to protect your server.  The glibc library is widely used amongst Linux services and until the service is restarted, it will continue to use the old version.  Even if your system has had the patch installed, please ensure you restart all services using glibc, which can be made easier by simply restarting your server.

Centos 6

  1. ssh to your server using the ‘root’ credentials
  2. Once connected to your server, type:

    yum update glibc

  3. Check the version you now have installed:

    rpm -qa glibc

  4. You should see the version now installed is (or greater)

    glibc-2.12-1.166.el6_7

  5. To restart all services, we recommend that you restart your server.

shutdown -r now

Centos 7

  1. ssh to your server using the ‘root’ credentials
  2. Once connected to your server, type:

    yum update glibc

  3. Check the version you now have installed:

    rpm -qa glibc

  4. You should see the version now installed is (or greater)

    glibc-2.17-106.el7_2.4

  5. To restart all services, we recommend that you restart your server.

shutdown -r now

Ubuntu 12

  1. ssh to your server using the ‘root’ credentials
  2. Once connected to your server, type:

    apt-get install --only-upgrade libc6

  3. Check the version you now have installed:

    dpkg -l | grep libc6

  4. You should see the version now installed is (or greater)

    2.15-0ubuntu10.13

  5. To restart all services, we recommend that you restart your server.

shutdown -r now

Ubuntu 14

  1. ssh to your server using the ‘root’ credentials
  2. Once connected to your server, type:

    apt-get install --only-upgrade libc6

  3. Check the version you now have installed:

    dpkg -l | grep libc6

  4. You should see the version now installed is (or greater)

    2.19-0ubuntu6.7

  5. To restart all services, we recommend that you restart your server.

shutdown -r now

Server Issue ELH11 (91.223.9.20)

Updated 01:10 28th Jan

Do to issues on this server, we have decided to migrate all remaining customers to a new server tonight.

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We are currently investigating an issue with legacy server ELH11 (91.223.9.20)

This is affecting incoming email for some users.

We will post an update here shortly

Contact us over Christmas

Elive’s offices are closed from 1pm on the 23rd December, re-opening on the 6th January.

During this time, support staff will be still be working behind the scenes to ensure all your services remain running and to help out. If you have any issues please open a ticket by emailing support@elive.net or open a ticket in our portal www.elive.me.

If you need to renew any service or domain, please login to our customer portal and you can pay directly online via Credit Card or Paypal

We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support in 2015 and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Roll on 2016.