Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by cav, Nov 6, 2018.
BIG geos..uk cities
Ah right, probably would never have dropped anyway. I assume the Who-Is registrant details were hidden?
London, Manchester, Devon etc
Thanks, pretty much nailed on that they wouldn't have dropped under any circumstances.
Looks like they've had these big ones since the dawn of .co.uk. Surprised they haven't moved London on in that time, they must have had some huge offers in the last 20+ years... guess there's no rush as long as domains are still a critical part of the web. I imagine they've made some big sales on other geos in the past.
He’s a member of the forum and has discussed the domains on here in the past.
Had no idea!
Late to the party, a belated congrats to the two chaps who caught holiday.
London / co / uk has been up for appraisal on here before.
Wow, I can see I posted at the end of that thread 12 years ago... only feels like yesterday!
Mr Fox must've registered these on day one of release. How would he have known about these new .co.uk domains? (he never answered that back in 2007!!) Back then I barely knew the internet. Imagine typing in and everything being available to register! Picking up chunks of gold nuggets with no one else around.
For those of us late to the domainer party... how was the .co.uk namespace launched? Was there a particular launch day where you could simply go online and register any .co.uk you wanted? Or was there some release / auction process?
"Simply go online" ?? We're talking about the mid-90s here!
Wasn't it paper forms and £100 per reg?
I still remember £35 for domain transfers. Plus additional delay and cost of postage, often international. All processed manually by Nominet.
If that's the case, huge respect for anyone like Simon who had the foresight to invest straight away in this new fangled interwebs domain stuff.
They used to send you a fancy certificate of ownership for each domain back in the day. I recently binned a huge pile of them!
lol at one stage I had about 7,000 of them. My kids used to draw on the back of them when they were toddlers. The oldest one turns 18 in a few months.... scary how time flies.
No real launch date, back before Nominet you just needed access to someone who could create a DNS record in the top level servers for the .uk zone, it was mostly academics back in those days, when demand increased to the point where they couldn't manage the workload they created a company to handle it and the rest is the history of Nominet
Before Nominet they were free and pre-nom's were free for many years but trying to find a registrar to do the renewals was fun and games!
I think it was Willie Black that kicked things off with .uk originally from a university background.
Ah, the good old UK Naming Committee before Nominet came along with their agenda!
Isn't @fuzzer on here the same Simon Fox as back then?
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