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Anyone Going To Try And Buy .uk's From co.uk Owners?

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  1. Murray United Kingdom

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I just sent an email to a co.uk owner asking if they would consider selling me their .uk equivalent

    I know they wouldn't sell me their co.uk because I asked a while ago, they have an active site on it and too much money.

    The trouble I had when writing the email was that I realised I needed to explain what .UK was and that it wouldn't interfere with their use of the co.uk..

    I'm not sure I did a great job

    etc

    I thought maybe I should of included a link to a nominet page explaining what .UK is but I didn't want the email to seem like spam

    I doubt they will let me have the domain anyway

    If you are wondering what it is, it starts with an M :p

    If they don't email me back i will try ringing them and probably talk to a secretary who has no idea what I'm talking about.
     
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  3. redbird United Kingdom

    redbird Well-Known Member

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    A link to one of the news stories (newspaper sites) would probably be more meaningful to them than a Nominet link.

    PS last line of your quote, tends give more away than starting with "M" :) which I see you have now edited ...
     
  4. Murray United Kingdom

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks lol

    realised a minute after I posted

    Doesn't matter too much anywho, doubt anyone but me would be interested in owning it.

    Wish I was interested in domains in 2011 to have got the co.uk, 2 years too late
     
  5. paymatters United Kingdom

    paymatters Active Member

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    Got to be a good idea if you believe that the .uk domain will eventually be the valuable one. Or even just more valuable than it is today. For some a few thousand pounds for something they didn't know about is sure to appeal.
     
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    If I can't have both (.co.uk+.uk) the wallet won't be opened.
     
  7. bulkcorn United Kingdom

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    LOL! If I were buying, I would prefer to have both, too!
     
  8. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Cant see why anyone would potentially sell a domain they effectively have rights to that could possibly be competition for the existing brand.

    Obviously if they need explaining the new TLD is there and available to them it could well spur them in to registering it , while if it was left you might have been lucky and grabbed it in 5 years time ;)
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    A small business strapped for cash might take a few £thousand for something they don't really understand - some very very good domains are owned by firms that don't seem to have much turnover to speak of...
     
  10. diablo

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    For me it would depend on how much money was being offered - if the price was right, I'd sell a .uk while maintaining a website on the .co.uk.
     
  11. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    After reading this thread i went on a little hunt for my name .co.uk. If i thought i could get the uk cheap i would but i highly doubt it lol
     
  12. BigLebowski

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    I'm looking forward to the land rush in a few years whereby .co.uk holders didn't claim the .uk. There will be some brilliant names to catch.

    Cheers
    Dude
     
  13. Dr Harnak Rayat United Kingdom

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    Essesential to get both .co.uk and .uk

    I believe that its essential to acquire both domains.
    When consumers become more aware of the .uk that will appear in advertising media that is once organisations complete registration and integration of the .uk equivalent it will become a standard.

    I have acquired
    CarInsurance.uk and Car-Insurance.uk that go alongside
    CarInsurance.co.uk and Car-Insurance.co.uk

    What when and how the market will turn will unfold in time.
     
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