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Have you replied to .uk consultation yet? (YES/NO)

Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Edwin, Sep 16, 2013.

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Have you ALREADY sent Nominet a response to the .uk consultation?

Poll closed Sep 23, 2013.
  1. Yes, I've already sent Nominet a response

    15 vote(s)
    40.5%
  2. No, I've not yet sent a response, but I definitely plan to

    14 vote(s)
    37.8%
  3. No, I've not yet sent a response, and I'm not going to

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Simple YES/NO thread to try and get some idea of how many people have already sent Nominet a response to the V2 consultation.
     
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  3. AssetDomains United Kingdom

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  4. Stephen United Kingdom

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  5. Retired_Member38

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    I haven't filled it in yet but I will do.

    We should all be telling Nominet we want them to release .uk. The damage to domainers/developers if it was cancelled is going to be massive - nobody is going to be able to justify investing in high value domains if you don't know what the future holds.

    Better to get .uk out the way then its finalised.
     
  6. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I don't think they dare try again if it's 100% cancelled this time around. There will be more businesses online, more domains registered, and therefore more confusion/phishing/security danger in the future. And there will be the precedents of 2004 and 2012/2013 against them as well.

    No, this is pretty much it.
     
  7. Retired_Member38

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    Of course they'll keep trying - its a cash cow and they'll want to milk it. Its only a matter of when, not if, this happens.
     
  8. websaway United Kingdom

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    So you think it's a type of blackmail.
     
  9. getmein United Kingdom

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    Thats part of the problem - what would be the basis for saying it's 100% cancelled (cancelled yes - but what response would they need to receive to say we shall never darken this door again?). Presumably, even if the current board won't look at it again, they can't look to bind a future Nominet to that position?
     
  10. Edwin

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    No, but they can be pretty clear in their message.

    Something along the line of:

    "After 2 rounds of consultation, involving 15 face to face meetings, 1,204 written submissions, 191 emails, 7 stakeholder meetings, 2 webinars, 66 lords a leaping, 12 pipers piping, we will not be pursuing direct.uk.

    It has become clear that there is a lack of support for the launch of a .uk namespace at the second level. The prime factors affecting this issue include a consideration of the needs of the existing registrant base, which holds over 10,000,000 domains, as well as the inevitable risk of phishing attacks, misdirected emails and general consumer and business confusion that launching .uk would introduce.

    Given that these risk factors will clearly not change in future, we do not anticipate that the prospect of a .uk domain name at the second level will ever be feasible. Instead, we will be exploring alternatives to encourage registrations and renewals under the existing, trusted .co.uk extension, while working on a security programme designed to enhance the trust and stability of the entire UK namespace.

    It remains only to thank all those who participated in the consultation process and shared their views on this matter."

    Ok, it's rough and could do with a polish (and the right figures) but you can hopefully see how a statement as unambiguous as the one above would scotch future attempts before they ever got started.
     
  11. Stephen United Kingdom

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    Nominet View on .uk feedback

    Nominet view as per their reminder email sent today for the 22 September .uk deadline:

     
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