Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by paulleahy, Oct 3, 2012.
Have changed their website. What do you think of it ?
It's a bit stark, quite a few indexed pages on bigG go to 404's, and I'm already sick of seeing that potbellied techie! Not a good look...
They have'nt 301'd any of the old pages so if you try and find a specific page via google you get a page not found. The whois form is so tiny you can hardly find it and they still don't remove unwanted characters from it - paste in a domain name with a space on the end:
Error for "nominet.org.uk+".
This domain cannot be registered because it contravenes the Nominet UK
naming rules. The reason is:
Domain names may only comprise the characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hyphen (-)
and dot (.)..
So yeah, highly impressed with it
The new site looks more modern. I find it annoying that
a) the whois tool is 'below the fold' on most of my devices
b) They haven't 301'd most of the old pages
Site loads slowly
Thin on content (it may not be but thats the impression I get).
The fonts are to big.
Navigation is poor (heading to sitemap all the time)
Old url strings are dead.
Appalled that they haven't 301d everything!
Plus the site doesn't work properly on a mobile phone (well, it didn't a few days ago anyway when I tried to check the owner of a site).
Can't use the whois on my iphone anymore - it opens the results in a new window that is nearly completely off of the screen lol
Go straight to http://webwhois.nic.uk/cgi-bin/webw...by3&wquery=domaingoeshere.co.uk&submit=Lookup
I also find it annoying that the whois has been tucked away below the fold. The whois is the most important function on a registry website and ought to be highly prominent at the top of the page.
Separate names with a comma.