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    anthony Well-Known Member

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    How on earth did a company like BAE Systems let BAE .co.uk drop? Seriously, I find it incredible that this even got to suspended status, and was expecting to see it renewed at the last minute.

    Will companies never learn?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Presumably because the super-low-level cog in the corporate machine who was responsible for domain renewals was fired/transferred/hates their job etc... and there's nobody else who knows/cares about it.
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Because they operate under baesystems.com so had no requirement for a £xxx domain? Remember that whilst it is a great lll in terms of letters, the obvious company is BAE themselves, and dominate search results, which will impact upon alternative use.
     
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    They may have, but just wouldn't meet the owners price.
     
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    Do you think that because the three letters BAE are so inextricably linked to British Aerospace (especially in the UK) it massively devalues the .co.uk, and to a much lesser extent, the .com?
     
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    A while back there was a UK company using a three word domain name and also owned the 3 letter .co.uk which was not pointed at the site and was in need of renewal. I emailed them and asked if I could buy it off them for £500. They actually emailed back and declined the offer and said they would not even take offers on it. It later expired and dropped. Was so frustrating!
     
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