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“Numb nuts they didn’t reg” awards

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  1. namealot United Kingdom

    namealot Well-Known Member

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    As many are saddling up, Polishing there six shooters ready for the wild west bonanza that's approaching.

    I thought it would be a good time too put forward “Numb nuts they didn’t reg” award lot of contenders out there so hard to choose but for its length and potential as i see it . gas.uk

    What's yours....
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. anthony United Kingdom

    anthony Well-Known Member

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    Manchester.uk is surely a biggie for you lot to fight over.
     
  4. stitchbob

    stitchbob Active Member Exclusive Member

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    there's a couple of GEOs I've got my eye on, plus some decent generics. I'm not optimistic about getting any or them, but its fun to play. Sun.uk looks worth a punt.
     
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    smile dot uk
    nissan dot uk
    jeep dot uk
     
  6. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Is there an 'in' most are unaware of with this whole thing or will it just be a lottery?

    Agree manchester.uk is probably the best one to catch, but other Geos are up there too...

    Are people scared to list their favourites? :)
     
  7. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Those with the most tags will get the good domains. Hmmm... wonder who that is. There is no lottery when one person is running 9 times per minute and another 3000 times per minute.
     
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  8. twostepsbehind United Kingdom

    twostepsbehind Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    So who has the most tags? (I don't get this tags stuff)
     
  9. stitchbob

    stitchbob Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Godaddy have 21 tags, so assuming they're all fully funded, that gives them 3150 grabs in the first minute.
     
  10. GLYMPSE

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    I'm a Smile customer and I'm alarmed they haven't registered smile.uk. Apart from it being a valuable brand asset, the obvious potential for security risks such as spoofing made registering it a no-brainer. I phoned CSC on Monday and they assured me all their client registrations were lined up, but evidently smile.uk wasn't.

    Whether it's an oversight or a deliberate decision, it's baffling ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  11. Murray

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    Would have had a lot more to choose from if fasthosts, livedomains etc didn't do it for them
     
  12. tomclowes United Kingdom

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    I am sure that the owners of Manchester.co.uk are massive portfolio holders - I am sure I've heard the name Europress before. How did they not register it??!
     
  13. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's weird, they did London back in 2014 but manc and glasgow etc nope..

    Maybe they assumed they did them all in 2014 but there was a mix up, they have slightly different whois or something so Nom rejected the registrations during the process but they never noticed
     
  14. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Do GoDaddy offer .uk catching? Thanks
     
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    Katch! Active Member Full Member

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    Not sure if this is satire.
     
  16. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Not meant to be ;)

    I was wondering if they were just catching for themselves or providing a general service for all.

    It's sorted though. Thanks
     
  17. Katch!

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    Apologies Philip, I'm just against conglomerate hoarding of domains by massive companies with 21 registration tags. Astounding form from Nominet for allowing that to even take place.
     
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    I have to say this is not as exciting as I expected it would be for most of the last 5 years. Whilst I didn't like Nominet's approach I thought .uk would take off. I appear to have been very wrong. I see no traction, no significant players have moved to .uk from co.uk and no significant new market entrants choosing the extension. In fact, I've observed no real awareness that the extension even exists. After 5 years! Based on that, how high can the values be for these domains you hope to pick up. Bit rhetorical this post, I'll get back to my SEO.
     
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    I think it depends on the focus of the website. For example, if I wanted to develop a website on prayer, or the bible, or the psalms, the .co.uk ending sounds kind of weird, for those subjects are not exactly businesses. And I think that applies to quite a wide range of interests. Personally, I think that .uk will grow in popularity because it's the top level, and the simplest uk suffix. I think people just need to get used to it, once more .uk domains actually come into circulation.

    I guess big money is usually about business, though, and .co.uk is now such a recognisable go-to that maybe the .uk won't get traction, but I think it's appeal will increase. That said, how long will it be before domain names are part of history?

    I think generic .uk domain names will have significant value for a few years to come. I sold poetry.co.uk a few years ago. If I'd been able to pick up poetry.uk next week, I'd be pretty happy with that. I think something like 'poetry', the .uk ending just seems more direct and more appropriate.
     
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  21. Katch!

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    The question is, will this (now that RoR is not a thing) encourage people to buy .uk more? Awareness is now surely increased, but still, it just doesn't have the authority .co.uk does. It has been around 10 minutes in comparison and I presume many of the older generation really don't care for the new .uk.

    Saying that though, I've certainly seen a small increase in people adopting .uk as their main website suffix, but certainly not as popular as .com .co.uk right now.