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co.uk or .uk - which would you use?

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  1. NickC Spain

    NickC Active Member

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    Hey everyone...

    I know this may have been asked on a handful of occasions in the past but with a new year started and peoples opinions forever changing, I have to ask the question again.....

    .co.uk or .uk ?

    I have a big project coming up, lots work and a big budget planned so i need to get off on the right foot.

    My personal preference would be .co.uk but i'm seeing a lot of .uk's cropping up and companies moving to the .uk from .co.uk which is throwing a spanner in the works!

    Thanks!
     
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  3. invincible

    invincible Well-Known Member

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    It would depend on the domain name, to the left of the dot. If it was a great generic domain name I might go with the .uk because the two together *might* stand out even more than .co.uk which everyone's seen countless times.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Only reason the .uk applies in domain circles is because buyers are reluctant to pay the same for a domain without it, just in case. Beyond that, just a Nominet cash cow.
     
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    We're still launching everything on .co.uk, except for one site we're working on at the moment where the .co.uk has a bit of a ropey link history from it's previous life.
     
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    I like .uk and really wanted to use one but after struggling when telling people the domain or email address it was just easier to revert to .co.uk.

    I know that everything can be set up so that everything .co.uk forwards to .uk but it didn't seem worth continuing with the uphill battle.

    I can imaging working with a .co is equally frustrating and difficult - maybe moreso because it is so close to .com too.
     
  10. Kari

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    Yep

    spam filters dont like it either for some reason
    New domain & site, and first email I sent to a serviced office company not even promoting just having a normal conversation with the bloke ended up in spam folder

    happens a bit to be honest
     

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