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DL Sale: ne.uk (2,400 GBP)

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  1. Acorn Newsbot

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  3. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

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    It went for more than the .co.uk.

    A good one for geordie-land
     
  4. UncleBob United Kingdom

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    hey! there's more to the North East than them bar codes you know :D;)


    i found it quite interesting too that the .uk went for slightly more. a sign of things to come, or just a one off?

    "NE UK" does sound like one heck of a catchy brand name.....
     
  5. ian

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    It's simple really, an ll will always work best with the shortest possible extension, but more importantly, the .co.uk finished first, which put pressure on the new owner to acquire the .uk too. Split pairing is a mess and I've once again pushed Nominet to retain a 72 hour reserve on the .uk for any registration of the .co.uk - it would allow Nominet a chance to email any new registrant encouraging them to register the .uk too.

    I don't think it changes anything though, the .uk sold for more due to circumstance, not because of an important position of the extension.
     
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    Great idea Ian - let's hope Nominet listens to you.
     
  7. woopwoop United States

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    I think registars have a stake in pushing the .uk as an add-on too. I'm pretty sure most offer both up at checkout don't they?
    (been years since I've purchased through a registrar!)
     
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    Perhaps also interesting that some other countries use ne.xx where the UK uses .net.uk
     
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    It could just be the timing of the auction, as to which went for the higher price.

    The buyer of ne.co.uk may have been trying to complete the pair, so may have gone a little more than they otherwise would.

    Or it could be that ne.uk looks better than ne.co.uk?
     
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    i guess we shall find out when either/both are put to use.

    i would say that from branding and marketing NE:UK looks and sounds brilliant, best of luck to the owner with the project.
     
  11. humble pie United Kingdom

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    someone on here has a LL.uk which is a fantastic multi-domain typo, I don't know if it was fluke or great vision is, I'm always going via it when looking for many sites typing url too fast.
     
  12. woopwoop United States

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    There was an article about the traffic "c.uk" receives as a typo for .co.uk

    Amazing to think of the traffic from Amazon.c.uk and every single other uk site.
     
  13. DropCatcher-co-uk Spain

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    .UK v .co.uk

    Over the next year or two, it will become far more common to see a .UK sale trump its .co.uk parent than the other way round.

    As for the long term, .UK domains will sell for ten times their parents' values. Doubt my statement? Just ask yourself how often I get it wrong.
     
  14. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

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    I don't know about 10x, but I certainly see the .uk as having the edge. It just looks so much better for so many non-company websites, in my view.
     
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    Ten times?
     
  16. sdsinc Iceland

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    I think it's going to take more than two years to see a reversal of trends. I was thinking more like 10 years, and that is because of the enormous mass of registrations accumulated since the mid-90s. The shift cannot happen overnight.
    In a less mature extension like those of Central America that followed the same path, that would take 5 years maybe.
     
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    I would have bid on this domain if the .uk was included. Would not risk buying a .co.uk domain without acquiring the .uk as well.
     
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