Domain Manage

Nominet pricing etc..

Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by packeted, Jul 13, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. packeted

    packeted Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2006
    Posts:
    134
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi guys,

    Anyone else concerned about the current talk on nom-steer of registration and membership prices to push out "domain warehousers"?

    One of the things I admire about Nominet is it's accessibility and for all the bad press it has had I feel it does a very good job of looking after its members who in turn offer low cost domain registration to customers - all of which is achieved with a healthy surplus. I cannot believe that some people think we would be better off under an ICANNesque membership which has more than its fair share of sharks and controversy.

    If people honestly want domain warehousers confined to history they've missed the boat. If we started out that way I think we'd have a very weak and underused registry, especially in the early days when Nominet was in its infancy and probably needed domain speculators in order to maintain its income. I believe the secondary market has allowed the UK namespace to flourish in to one of the most prominent registries globally and to start undoing that would be a grave mistake.

    I don't confess to know much about the politics behind Nominet, nor do I particularly wish to get involved but I truly hope most of the majority of people that post on Nom-steer have little say when it comes to the real decisions.

    Regards,
    Francis
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
     
  3. retired_member6

    retired_member6 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    29
    Can you read nom steer without receiving emails?

    I don't why a big company wants me to receive so many emails a day just to read whats going on and other people's views.
     
  4. aZooZa

    aZooZa Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2005
    Posts:
    4,495
    Likes Received:
    92
    Francis,

    As I recall, it was actually "wharehousers" and I did a double-take on that... Nom-Steer has a plethora of opinionated people, some of who represent a tiny minority of the membership. Like me :D
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2009
  5. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,600
    Likes Received:
    45
    Im all for Nominet increasing prices. I see no reason why people should sit on domain names without developing them.
     
  6. retired_member6

    retired_member6 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    29
    If we all chucked mini sites on them, would they change their opinions? I don't think so.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page