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How likely do you think we are to see a .uk go ahead?

Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Edwin, Jun 27, 2013.

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How likely do you think we are to see a .uk go ahead?

  1. I think it's inevitably going ahead

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  2. I think there's a very good chance it goes ahead

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  3. I think it's about 50-50 right now

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  4. I think it's unlikely to go ahead

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  5. I think it's almost certainly not going to go ahead

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  6. I'm still undecided

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Putting aside your specific views on whether direct.uk is right or wrong - and how it might be implemented if it does - what is your "gut instinct" for how likely we are to see it go ahead?

    In other words, what do you really think is going to happen?
     
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  3. FWSJay

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    Well it would make them more money, so yeah 'something' will happen for sure, and like someone else said if not nom now, someone else later....
     
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    If nominet see it's introduction as a cash cow, then no.
    If nominet see it as a labour of love, then maybe, or even yes.
     
  5. pugyrob United Kingdom

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    Shouldn't that be the other way around? I havn't seen Nominet do too many labours of love yet

    EDIT: sorry perhaps if it's sarcasm it went over my head :)
     
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  6. foz

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    I think the wider community will decide this outcome, not the Acorner crowd.

    The problem is Nominet hasn't tried hard enough to get the views of the wider community, I wonder why. :rolleyes:
     
  7. websaway United Kingdom

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    Well I think they are going to have to show why they think there are reasons to destroy the co.uk brand and replace it with a .uk extension other than for them to make money, they have not done that so far, which may be an indication that it's not going to be easy.
     
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  8. foz

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    But the new GTLDs are coming. :)
     
  9. Stephen United Kingdom

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    Too early

    I think it is to early to say.

    Until the details of the Nominet proposal are disclosed and how many interest
    groups have been placated
    plus the details of the independant studies to show support
    for the proposal
    and the economic study to show .uk is needed to all.

    Then after a bit of thought and gauging the reaction here and of the wider media, then you could make an infomed guess!
     
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    So how long will that take? Another two years?
     
  11. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    There's too much money to be gained by Nominet and the top registrars for them to back down, the fact that it gives us nothing (at best) or totally confuses the general public (worst case) seems to be irrelevant, the decision is only on money.
     
  12. Stephen United Kingdom

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    Nominet - how serious are they this time?

    1st July 2013, is when Nominet will provide .uk Version 2.0 detail.

    Nominet found out in November 2012 how important the studies where then at the round table meetings.

    Nominet included more infromation with the .wales consultation than they did when they launched V1 .uk.

    We will just have to wait another week to see what they have been doing over the last 6 months or so.
     
  13. RobM

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    Nom will keep at it until they get it through. It's worth too much money for a few individuals there to scrap. It's a shame but that's life.
     
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    There is too much money at stake for people with an incentive to see this forced through.... so its going to happen imo.
     
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    It will go through if Nominet again fail to consult existing registrants. The responses will again be weighed towards the interests of registrars - who aren't in the slightest bit interested in the customers they serve.

    If however, nominet can this time get the appropriate legal advice that says it is in the public interest to contact existing registrants, and they honestly, and without leading provide the material facts about the proposals with a set of questions including direct.uk Yes/NO. Then I think we'll see direct.uk rejected. So it all depends on who nominet decide to consult.
     
  16. Stephen United Kingdom

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    There is somebody very powerful who might use there might to help get .uk though,
    it is news.co.uk new owner and super brand "NEWS UK",
    so News.uk would do nicely!

    And .co.uk is oldest registrant for News.uk.
     
  17. websaway United Kingdom

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    That is no surprise. If you don't intend to vote against something, because it is in your interests for it to go ahead, then you assume it will.
     
  18. timter51 United Kingdom

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    So... a few weeks on are we still feeling the same? .uk will go ahead? One big grey area I've not seen mentioned much is when exactly Nominet want to launch (bearing in mind they mention the 2014 gltds in their press releases). Feels like my life as a domainer has stalled, waiting for more news...
     
  19. Edwin

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    Having been to the Roundtable on the 10th, I feel even more strongly that this is a "done deal" despite all the voices raised in opposition. I would love to be surprised on that, but I don't think I will be :(

    After all, there are at least 25,000,000 (£) reasons why Nominet want it to happen http://www.webmastering.co.uk/domain-names/nominet-uk-domains-all-about-money/
     
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  20. donreeco United Kingdom

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    Is that with the current v2 proposal or just in some form, irrespective of the implementation?
     
  21. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    In some form (probably recognisably close to V2).

    I don't think that Nominet are necessarily going to offer a V3, even if they end up tweaking elements from V2. There's never going to be a Vanything that everyone agrees with so at some point they'll stop asking for opinions and just go for it.
     
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