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  1. wwwdomain.name

    wwwdomain.name Well-Known Member

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    Anyone explain this:

    video-.co.uk reserved

    Just happend to show up when running a domain availability check as I'd forgotten to remove the hyphens.

    It's the 'reserved' bit that is of concern and WHY they are being reg'ed/reserved.

    drop-.co.uk reserved
    is another 'off the wall' example, plenty of others...

    Curious as to whay they would be listed as reseved...
    Last night, even found one pointing to a 'plesk' page...

    Thanks.
     
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  3. retired_member6

    retired_member6 Banned

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    dashes are supposed to intimate foreign language characters aren't they? Quite how that works I am yet to understand.
     
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    didn;t think domains were allowed to end with or start with a hyphen.
     
  5. wwwdomain.name

    wwwdomain.name Well-Known Member

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    This is what you get via Nom whois:

    Error for "video-.co.uk".

    This domain cannot be registered because it contravenes the Nominet UK
    naming rules. The reason is:
    third-level domains may neither start nor end with a hyphen.

    But -

    Running a search via Domain Name Pro returns - 'Reserved' as the status...
     
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