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Are Nominet about to remove the restrictions for registering .net.uk domains?

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  1. Rob_F United Kingdom

    Rob_F Well-Known Member

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    Just logged into my Nominet account and saw that along with .co.uk, .org.uk and me.uk, .net.uk has been added to the list when you go to create a domain. Almost 100% sure that wasn't there before?

    As you currently need to be an ISP to register a .net.uk domain, I see little point in it being there unless they are planning to remove that restriction.

    Registration requests are currently still being referred. I'm thinking that might change on Monday.

    - Rob
     
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  3. GreyWing

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    There would need to be a sunrise phase and everything mate, I genuinely can't see it being anything more than a mistake of some tech person. I've given up predicting what they will do though, so could be anything really.

    Plus Nominet love a good auction, they wouldn't miss out on that :D
     
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    I think nominet are going to rinse every penny they can, and since .me/org are pretty much open it stands to reason they open .net.
     
  5. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    Might still be an auction. If I remember correctly with the two letter domains you had to "create" the domain via your account to get a ticket to participate in the auction?

    - Rob
     
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    .net.uk has always been an option there as far as I can remember!

    I've not seen anything that suggests Nominet are going to change the rules with regards to .net.uk domains either.

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  7. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    Well, if you are correct that would kill my theory rather effectively :p.

    I can't remember seeing it and it does seem odd that they would have .net.uk listed but not ltd.uk, which is at least used occasionally.

    - Rob
     
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    Are we talking web domain manager

    I see all types listed plc.uk ltd.uk etc
     
  9. mark United Kingdom

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    I've assumed he is, and have always seen all .uk SLD's managed by Nominet listed on the web domain manager :)

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  10. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    No. If I go to an account then click create a domain for this contact, I see four options, and fairly sure it was just three before (.co.uk, .org.uk and me.uk). I guess that contact not being a ltd company would explain ltd.uk not being an option, but then neither is the contact an ISP – which is what puzzles me and prompted me to start this thread.

    Perhaps I'm going nuts but fairly sure .net.uk wasn't an option before.

    - Rob
     
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    What type is the contact set to? I'm guessing that if set to an individual .net.uk won't show, but other types will show it perhaps.
     
  12. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    The one I checked was UK Sole Trader, but just checked another account on my tag (UK Individual) and .net.uk is also listed as an option.

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    Just for the crack I tried creating my.net.uk but it's been referred for manual intervention. So whilst it's an option I doubt it will work, although my.net.uk would be nice. :p
     
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    Just tried - I can see net.uk in the drop down too.
     
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    And how many .net.uk are registered ? < 300 ?
     
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    Hmm a Google search with "site:.net.uk" shows 65,300 results. .net.uk is supposed to be reserved for ISP's but it seems there are real estate, jobs and other websites. :confused:
     
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