Find below, an unsolicited testimonial from an excited Web4Africa customer in north Africa:
I don’t need help or something. I just need to express my happiness to everyone at Web4Africa. My kisses and love for you. I love this company and I will tell my all friends about this web host.
– Omar Ali from Libya, Africa.
Irrespective of where you registered your domain name, it helps to renew your domain name on time. Not doing so can cause a lot of problems.
At Web4Africa, we have dealt with a lot of difficult situations, where clients have not renewed their domains early enough. We do send out 5 notices via e-mail, before a domain eventually expires but for varying reasons, some still fail to renew their domain name(s) on time.
Though most domain extensions can be renewed within 30 days after their expiry, the registrar usually parks the domain name, immediately after expiry. Thus even when the client decides to renew, the domain name can take up to 48 hours to start working again, due to DNS propagation issues.
A worse scenario is where the domain name enters REDEMPTION PERIOD. In this state, the domain name cannot be renewed through the normal means and is typically expensive to redeem. In addition to the high expense, redeeming a domain takes a few days.
Things can still get even worse. A worst case scenario is where a domain is deleted from the registry and taken-up by someone else. Domains are typically deleted from their registry after the redemption period if the owner fails to redeem them. Once deleted, they become available once again, to the fastest taker. The rush would depend on how valuable the domain name is. A valuable domain can be taken within minutes after it is purged from the registry while “useless” domains are usually never re-registered.
In a nutshell, it helps to renew your domain name on time, to avoid the embarrassment, higher cost or outright loss of a domain name you might have invested in over the years.
A much easier way is to always register/renew your domains for multiple years. Most domain extensions can be registered for up to 10 years. Doing so can give you some peace of mind and it also helps to ensure that only your important email addresses are used with your domain service provider. That way, you can be sure to receive the expiry notices.
Web Trends Nigeria is a web trends tracking and analysis website with a focus on happenings around the world wide web as they relate to Nigeria.
They recently commissioned Web4Africa to set-up a new interface for their website. The new interface in addition to looking much better than the previous versions offered some new functionalities including:
Web Trends Nigeria is a subsidiary of Unleashed Business Concepts (UBC) Group, a technology holding company based in Lagos Nigeria. Visit Web Trends Nigeria at www.webtrendsng.com
The Nigerian blogosphere is easily one of the most vibrant on the African continent. Though figures are hard to come by, a conservative estimate would put the number of Nigerian blogs at about 2,000. Following the thousands of blogs related to Nigerian would be a herculean task. Thus, there is a need to aggregate these voices and have an overview of the important blog headlines.
Though a few Nigerian blog aggregators have existed in the past, none of them have survived till date. This new aggregator would fill the gap and more offer even more interesting features:
Existing blogs related to Nigeria can be submitted for listing via the “Join Us” page on the aggregator.
The aggregator would be updated with new features where necessary, as time goes by.
Web4Africa is a leading web design & web hosting company in West Africa and is based in Accra, Ghana.
eTranzact card holders in Ghana can already use their cards in a wide variety of ways. The websites that accept eTranzact cards over the Internet are increasing regularly. Notable among these are airlines and some financial institutions operating in Ghana.
A useful addition to this list is Web4Africa Ltd. Web4Africa offers professional web services to clients worldwide. These include domain name registration, website design, web applications development, and web hosting.
Web4Africa’s website at www.web4africa.net already makes use of a sophisticated shopping cart for buyers to be able to order for their domain and web hosting over the Internet, and pay online via various international payment systems. Adding eTranzact to the list of supported payment systems empowers residents of Ghana to order and pay online for web services and in the Ghana Cedis currency.
An added convenience is that most of the web services ordered on www.web4africa.net and paid for online, are processed instantly. Thus, buyers do not have to go through the inconvenience of a bank deposit.
Web4Africa is Ghana’s leading web hosting company, hosting more websites than all the other competition combined, and a leading player in West Africa.
Buy domain names and web hosting just got easier for residents of Ghana. ATM card holders of selected banks can now order for their web services through www.web4africa.net and pay online immediately. Orders paid for online with Web4Africa are processed instantly, so long the ATM card is successfully authorized. Regular ATM cardholders of the following banks in Ghana are currently enabled to pay online:
The current situation of e-commerce in Ghana is less than exciting with only a few having access to Mastercard or Visa cards than can be used over the Internet. Many have had to drive through traffic to the bank to pay Web4Africa for their domain names & web hosting. Bank deposits are less than ideal for true e-commerce and come with a baggage of challenges:
Thus, accepting regular ATM cards payment online gives real-meaning to e-commerce for residents of Ghana. With Web4Africa being the leading web hosting company in Ghana, a lot of website owners would be positively impacted by this new development.
Note however that Web4Africa has always accepted payment online via several international means like credit/debit cards, PayPal, Liberty Reserve, e-gold (no longer supported), Alertpay, MoneyBookers, PerfectMoney for several years.
The new payment method implemented on www.web4africa.net is powered by eTranzact Ghana Limited.
Web4Africa has recently extended a free website builder software to all its web hosting servers. All web hosting customers (shared hosting or reseller hosting on windows or linux platforms) can now avail themselves to the powerful software that allows compelling website to be built, with relative ease by the web hosting customers.
The free website builder comes with hundreds of templates (including flash templates) that can be easily customized to fit the needs of our web hosting customers. Also available are hundreds of images which can be used in the website building.
On Linux servers, web hosting customers can set-up visually-appealing blogs through the same system.
The free website builder is easy-to-use and comes bundled with the web hosting control panel.
Web4Africa offers reliable web hosting services to clients worldwide and is committed to delivering value for money.
Oluniyi D. Ajao of Web4Africa would be speaking on 28th May 2010 at Etranzact’s Business Incubator programme on “eCommerce: Website Development & Data management”.
BUSINESS INCUBATION PROGRAM
Theme/Topic : The Business of eCommerce
Date : 28th May 2010 (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Venue : Busy Internet
Introduction to the programme
The eTranzact Business Incubation Program was developed as an avenue to encourage small to medium enterprises to adapt the use of technology to expand their business operations and/or create additional revenue streams for themselves.
This quarter, the Business Incubation Program will focus on ecommerce and the advantages of an online presence and how these can be used by individuals and SME’s in Ghana to build
This topic was picked based on the identified need for information and knowledge we have encountered in our industry. eTranzact is an electronic payment solutions platform that provides individuals, businesses and financial institutions with means to pay and/or receive money using their mobile phones, the internet, POS terminals, and at bank outlets. We provide the technological interface that automates all payment processes, and facilitates the movement of funds electronically from the payer to the payee.
We have already signed on a number of entrepreneurs onto the eTranzact platform who use our API to receive payments on their websites from customers. However, there is a noticeable lack of knowledge on the proper management, development and marketing of an ecommerce website and also the financial know-how to sustain such an enterprise. This incubation program aims to considerably reduce this knowledge gap, and to further spread the use of ecommerce in Ghana.
Other speakers/panelists & partner organizations:
*Kindly pre-register by calling 030-2671694 or 054-4330001
Web4Africa Limited is hiring a website designer for our office in Accra, Ghana.
Candidates must be able to handle the demands of a fast paced environment, meet deadlines, and juggle multiple projects. They must also have excellent verbal and written skills, exceptional organizational skills, and possess a strong attention to detail.
Visit our Job Openings page for full details about this and other job offers.
Web4Africa Limited is a dynamic company and the market-leader in the field of web hosting, in Ghana. We are expanding and looking for intelligent, hard-working and highly-motivated individuals to join our company. All current job openings are on a permanent basis, and are for our new office in Accra, Ghana.
Visit our Job Openings page for full details about the existing openings.
Closing date: 14th November 2008
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