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5 year thing irrelevant?

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  1. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

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    People are getting emotional about this as if it really changes anything and isn't it largely irrelevant to Joe Bloggs?

    As far as Blogg's is concerned when they go to 123reg to buy martin.uk etc :), it will show as registered, just like it would for any other extension.
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It's relevant to the holders of over 10,000,000 domains that will have the right to a .uk based on their existing domain registration, since it gives them 10x as long as V2 did to A) become aware of .uk, B) assess the situation and C) act.
     
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    What I meant was at a point in time next year when you can reg new .UK, only a small minority know the ins and outs of it all, so why are people saying the 5 year thing will stifle new take up, because they won't know any better?
     
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    I expect most UK registrars will say "ooh, double registration fees - what's not to like?" and promote the .uk option prominently on the front page, maybe even sell the pair as a core product.
     
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    Mixed opinions

    I am of the view that the 5 year period will have a number of effects.
    1. There will be an initial rush for .co.uk registrants to register the corresponding .uk domains. This naturally will particular true for the highly prized generic domains and familiar brands and trade marks. This will be accompanied by domain hunters who view the .uk name space as an established market seeking potential brand able names for the names that have not previously be registered in the .co.uk extension.

    2. A slow uptake over a 5 year period for businesses and individuals whom view the change as an additional cost. These will be encouraged to register after a year as the uptake of the .uk domains and subsequent desire of large institutions to raise the profile of the .uk domain over the .co.uk domain.

    3. A sudden pulse of registrations from those that want to maintain their right to the .uk domain with 6 months remaining for the end of the 5 year period.

    4. A rush after for those domains that were not registered within the 5 year window.

    5. A drop in the number of .co.uk domains that are registered as the .uk extension will be king in the uk market.


    that what my initial thoughts are .popcorn
     
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