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Caught the co.uk but missed the .uk?

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  1. SF

    SF Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Ok so I caught a co.uk yesterday to then check the .uk but it as already caught by another member on here,

    First question;

    Which you would prefer if you could only have one?

    And would you try and buy the .uk to pair up?

    Thanks
    Sean
     
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  3. bluerock

    bluerock Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Happened to me also recently. I would prob prefer .co.uk initially as it has a lot more public awareness.
     
  4. Retired_Member42

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    .co.uk also for me for the reason above

    I don't think I'd bother pairing immediately. Wait for the .uk seller to find a buyer and then hold them to ransom for yours :)
     
  5. SF

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    Yep good idea, I wonder what edwins thoughts are ?
     
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    Probably to slap a £5k price tag on it, sit on it for 10 years, then drop it.
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Too early to tell what the long term winner extension will be, but my instinct is that there will be one. Until then, if the person with the other half of a pair is a known domainer, perhaps try and work a deal so that you help them pair a different domain i.e. each of you ends up with 1 pair where you had one unmatched domain each.
     
  8. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Ha ha. Only 2 of our 5,934 domains have a price tag >£5k.
     
  9. SF

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    Thank you Edwin, I will try and contact R Freeman now who caught it and see how much he wants to bend me over :)

    I have emailed my catcher to rework the system to bag the .uk aswell
     
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    Yes but the other 5,930 are £4995 :)
     
  11. SF

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    Oh right ill just leave it then if hes not even going to use lube
     
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    In the situation, where you have difference people with the .co.uk and .uk, could it just come down to price, when an end-user decides which to buy?

    If the .co.uk is half the price of the .uk, then will the buyer really care which they are buying?

    It's only going to effect a relatively small number at the moment, but it certainly adds some more competition to the marketplace.
     
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    Retired_Member42 Retired Member

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    I guess it depends how much you really care about the name? For my business name or any brand you'd be mental to only take one of them. For keyword/SEO plays then sure, go with whichever is cheapest (providing .uk start ranking)
     
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    It was the other way around here. I got the .uk instead and lost the .co.uk to a member on here. Divided ownership only serves to give end users more choice of where to look for their name. As mentioned, the dust over the launch of .uk hasn't settled enough yet to give an accurate value on just .uk - All you can really do is approach the member and hope for mercy. What percentage of value on a .co.uk would you consider when making an offer on a .uk?
     
  15. SF

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    As an early bird specualtor i would like to only pay 20% of the value of the co.uk
     
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    What you "would like" and the reality won't be the same.

    Unless Nominet do a big U turn and start reserving the .uk 2LD for perhaps 48 hours after the 3LD which held the Right has been deleted, allowing the new registrant of the 3LD the exclusive opportunity to register the matching 3LD too, and there's no indication that they will, in the short term there's going to be quite a bit of upset in the drop catching industry. However by next year we might see a preference for one or then other after we know what brands are doing.


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  17. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    Am I getting confused with another Rob? I'm practically the Lidl of the domain world.

    How much would you value the .co.uk at, equi I assume?

    - Rob
     
  18. diablo

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    .uk domains have always ranked, but I agree - in lots of instances, having both is the ideal scenario.
     
  19. SF

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    the tag is
     
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  20. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    Yeah, me.

    Can you delete that though please, as this section isn't private.

    - Rob
     
  21. SF

    SF Well-Known Member

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    do you use lube rob? or dry?
     
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