Bluegroper's Blog

Welcome to my blog or online web journal, my interests are web design and development, diving, underwater photography, marine conservation, travel and probably a lot more. Anyone can blog here and I am particularly interested in helping small business and freelancers. By contributing a blog here you can have a link back to your own site, just write an interesting blog, not just advertising and blog within my terms and conditions. If you would like to blog here please use the registration form, all new users have to be approved by admin, registered users can create and edit their own blog and can freely make comments on this website. All registration and comment forms on this site are protected by Mollom from spam and robots.


New generic domain names

Young couple moving house checking their email

We now have more of new generic domain names (gTLD)  to offer. Some of the newest domain names added are .website, .cloud and .love. And we now have country top level domains such as .uk (United Kingdom), .ca (Canada), .hk (Hong Kong) and more. For a full list of domains and prices goto Register a Domain.

Some price adjustments from 4th January 2016

young tec woman pressing high technology control panel

TPP Wholesale have informed us of a 3% price rise across all of their products and services, effective January 4, 2016. As a reseller Bluegroper Web Development will also have to review the prices we charge for our hosting products.


Google pays tribute to Hedy Lamarr on her 101st birhday

Hedy Lamarr is honored by Google

Today Google is celebrating the 101st birthday of Hedy Lamarr with a Google Doodle a little video on their search engine. Hedy Lamar was famous Austrian and American film actress in Hollywood from the late 30's to the 50's she appeared in numerous popular feature films.

Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

You may have seen discussions recently regarding the proposal by auDA (the .au domain administrators) to simplify the Australian domain space by allowing businesses to register domain names directly in the second level, for example as instead of



Price rise for .com .net and .org TLD's

Due to the continued weakness in the AUD vs the USD, and the impact that has had on our product offering, we are making some adjustments to the pricing of .com, .net and .org domain registrations and renewals. The new prices will be effective as of Monday 28 September 2015.

New prices from 28 Semptember 2015:

Welcome to the new generation of top level domain spaces!

smiling business woman selecting new domain space

We are pleased to announce the launch of 139 new top level domain extensions (gTLD's) and plan many more in the coming months. This means the new available gTLD's are available to purchase from Bluegroper Web Development and can be used with our web hosting packages or your hosting accounts from other providers.

Consolidate your domains and hosting with us

picture of domain cubes in the cloud - web hosting

Do you have domains scattered around with different registrars? Are you sick of managing multiple accounts, but can't find the time to consolidate?

Are you vulnerable to POODLE? What you need to know.

Poodle vulnerability in SSL 3.0

The POODLE exploit (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability recently identified within the secure encryption protocol SSLv3 a browser connection commonly used for HTTPS communications.

Are you ready for some new top level domains?

Sydney from Neilsen Park

The .com and have always ruled the Australian market but that is about to change, but that is all about to change. Because the market is about to be flooded with new domain extensions, with everything from .expert to .technology, there’s something to suit every brand and personality out there.

BHP, South32 and what to do when cyber-squatters nab your domain


BHP Billiton has been stumped by cyber squatters who bought the web address for its new South32 business and tried to charge $10 million for it, see story in financial review. Visitors to expecting to see a polished site explaining the vision behind


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