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Important information regarding .AU domain names

The system for managing Australian country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), such as .COM.AU, .ORG.AU and NET.AU  is changing on 1 July 2018.

Historically, all .AU domain names have only been available for a 2 year period. As at 1 July 2018, you will now be able to register or renew .AU domain names for your choice of 1-5 years.

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Does your business still need a Facebook Page?

According to Shareaholic, in 2017 search outpaced social for referral traffic, for the first time since 2014. In other words, there was more traffic to your website via a Google search (34.8% of site visits), than from social media (25.6%). So does your business still need social media?

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Joomla Security Top 10 Tips

Websites are hacked for a variety of reasons, and for many website owners the thought of it happening to them is quite daunting. But with these basic preventative measures, some of the risk can be minimised.

Here at WebSolutionZ we specialise in the Joomla Content Management System (CMS), so we've prepared this Joomla Security Top 10 Tips to help you get started. You don’t need to be a security professional to make your website safer!

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The EU GDPR and Australian Data Privacy Regulations

If you're in the web world you've no doubt heard of the EU's new data protection and privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But did you know that Australia also has it's own Australian Data Privacy Regulations? If you collect customer information in either Australia or anywhere in the EU, it pays to be well informed about the new regulations in both places.

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Password Security

Once upon a time, passwords could be relatively simple. You could swap an "e" for a "3", or add a number on the end of a word or name, and it was all pretty easy. I remember a place I worked in the 90's where password changes were forced every 3 months, and one lady had "summer1", "autumn1" and so on, so she could remember it easily!

But nowadays, password attacking scripts specifically target common habits like this. And if you're using the same password for your website as you use for internet banking... well... obviously this can end very badly!

Using strong and unique passwords can be one of the key differences between being hacked, and not.

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