Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by dropcycle, Nov 3, 2010.
Nominet have published details of the release process.
This will be very interesting!
I hope the auction specialist he talks of in the video isn't sedo!
Nah, they would use someone good like Rick Latona :lol:
Surely to sweet Jesus they wouldn't choose Sedo. I'd be happier if Nominet just ran the auction themselves.
Imagine Sedo running it, 10 seconds before it closes and you are just about to bid.............. you hit enter.
"Sorry your account has not been verified, you are not allowed to bid over £10's" Then bleeding Domcollect sweep up buying them all for £11.
Nobody trusts Sedo, any auction specialist really has to be outside the domain industry or just have Nominet run it from inhouse. Otherwise there is going to be a lot of backbiting, especially with Sedo having a board member.
It's pretty much inconceivable that any of the one-letter and two-letter names will ever make it to general release - there will be too many interested parties with a legitimate or believed-legitimate stake at the sunrise stages for any to drop through the cracks... So as a purely academic exercise it will be interesting to watch the process, but unless you're already sitting on the relevant (nicely aged) trademarks you're not going to get a look in!
Hmm, I did wonder about this too Edwin. A lot depends on whether the trademark owners are awake enough to realise the domains are being released. I wouldn't be surprised if a few names slip through but if they do they will probably be oddball combos like xq.
I wonder if there will be a rush to acquire the trademark rights matching various 2-letter domains off of companies that own them and have done so long enough to qualify for sunrise, but which aren't currently actively exploiting them?
Will all of the interested parties be aware of the sunrise period though?
Thanks to the OP for sharing this info..
Is anyone from here planning to apply for any?
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