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UK equivalent of Godaddy?

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  1. chainlink

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    Hi all,

    What is the equivalent of Godaddy for UK domains auction?

    Are there any services centrally managed by UK registrars offering expiring .uk domains?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Takwa United Kingdom

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    Nope because it's not allowed by Nominet
     
  4. chainlink

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    Thanks Takwa. Out of interest, why would nominet not allow auctioning?

    Are they the only UK authority that determine how domains are sold/bought?
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Godaddy is not a central authority in .com.

    However, it has such a dominant position (something like 40% of all .com domains) that it may at times seem like an "authority" but in actual fact the expiring .com market is fragmented, with names being auctioned via Godaddy, SnapNames, Pool, Namejet, Tucows etc. etc.
     
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    Something to do with anti-cybersquatting and previous owner's protection.

    anyway you can find out more on nominet's website
     
  7. Takwa United Kingdom

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    YES they are the Monopoly
     
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