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Spliting .org and .co

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  1. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

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    Can we look to split the .org.uk and .co.uk from the main sales forum? There appears to be a lot of .org.uk clogging up the board and they really need to be relegated somewhere out of sight :)
     
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  3. admin Spain

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    There is a way to identify the domain extension already but people have to apply it when they make a post.

    Some posts include both extensions so I guess it depends if people are OK with having to create more threads.
     
  4. Edwin

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    I think that's an excellent suggestion. In fact, there should be a .me.uk forum too ideally, because then I can completely ignore the .org.uk and .me.uk forums and just look at .co.uk.

    I know there's a pulldown already (and I use it) but not enough people seem to. An alternative would be to put in some code to force the choice of an extension from the pulldown i.e. people can't just leave it blank or the thread gets rejected at post time.
     
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    retired_member16 Banned

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    By all means put the me.uk and org.uk together but I think its time to run a .co.uk only section so as Edwin says we can ignore the former.
     
  6. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    Agreed, .co.uk stands out on its own so much it needs a seperate section.
    I always use the pulldown and select the appropriate extension.
    Not everyone bothers and it is a waste of time :(
     
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    I agree with all above, either enforce the drop down selection or add seperate forums :)

    Good suggestion.
     
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    Yes I agree. I will not buy a .org.uk or a .me.uk so I am frustrated that they sit along side .co.uk, or rather thin out the .co.uk's making it a chore to go through. I can tolerate someone selling the three extensions for the same name in a thread so I wouldn't exclude them totally.

    I suport this proposal.

    eetc
     
  9. fish United Kingdom

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    posted some today using the drop down to identify what extn they were.

    5 mins later got a PM asking what extn are they...go figure

    My vote is for .co.uk to be separate of all others and .org.uk the same.
    All others can be grouped with drop down but must specify

    cheers

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  10. cm1975 United Kingdom

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    As someone who has a number of .org.uk and .me.uk domains, I agree with this proposal. The majority of people who buy these domains do so with the specific reason of building sites and using them for SEO reason.

    My view is the good keywords in these .uk variants will stand more and not get clogged up in amongst some of the poor quality .co.uks that are on the sales forum! ;)

    Some people want sportscars (ie .co.uk), some people want 4x4s (.org.uk / .me.uk). You can get from A to B in both, but some are perceived to be sexier than others. However, you'll still get some sportscars that are clapped out rusty Capris.


    Whilst I would seperate out the domain only sites, I would probably retain an all inclusive area for .uk website sales.


    I have been a little guilty of not always using the drop down, but this tends to be where I believe the keywords are of a good enough quality to tempt one of the "purests" to see the potential value of such a domain! In future, I will ensure I do use it!
     
  11. admin Spain

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    New Sales Structure

    OK I have made some changes as requested:

    View all UK domains for sale here

    View all fixed price UK domains for sale here
    View .co.uk only prixed price domains here
    View .org.uk only fixed price domains here
    View .me.uk only prixed price domains here

    View all auction/offer UK domain here
    View .co.uk only auction/offer domains here
    View .org.uk only auction/offer domains here
    View .me.uk only auction/offer domains here

    View all swap/trade UK only domains here

    To force everyone to use the new structure, I propose to close "new post" ability in these forums:

    Fixed Price Domain Names For Sale
    Domain Name Auctions or Offers Invited
    Domain Name Swaps

    leaving Premium, Portfolio, Bargain Basement and UK website forums remaining.

    Comments?

    Admin
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
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    So "Offers Invited" section will go?
     
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