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Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by Skinner, Aug 5, 2015.

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  1. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

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    Seems they at least put it on both 1 and 2 yr registrations.

    All Extensions under .UK.

    The bold means you can't have bob.co.uk and smith.co.uk has to be bob.co.uk and bob.org.uk so not such a great deal.

    The italics is interesting.
     
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    Email from Nominet today:

    ***Buy One Get One Free***

    We will soon be celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the .UK namespace with a Buy One Get One Free promotion from 1 September to 30 October 2015. We appreciate that not all registrars will be able to participate, however each qualifying registration will be free of charge to all our registrars. For the full campaign details please go to - http://registrars.nominet.org.uk/marketing-tools-and-events/30anniversary
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    So for a month, I get .uk free on my .co.uk drop catches.

    Brilliant, was getting them anyway.

    Seems stupid Nominet side, giving away product.

    It's not like they are .whatever and have to resort to such tactics.
     
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  5. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

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    This is all about pushing .UK if you ask me. After creating a clusterf#ck, they are trying to make it look popular and show growth.

    The order they list it .uk, .co.uk, org.uk etc says something, so I think the free domain to get domainers taking the .UK where they currently don't, and on the other side get the registrars to push .XYZ by giving them free, oh wait not xyz, I mean .UK :p
     
  6. Edwin

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    And the part I bolded is a good thing, right?

    If we start from the assumption that .uk exists (i.e. the situation NOW rather than 18 months ago) then surely it can only be beneficial to see it taken up and used as widely as possible - otherwise things are going to get very messy in 4 years time.

    The "is there a need for .uk" argument has been had and won/lost - either way, it's definitively over now since .uk is here and there is no rational scenario in which Nominet would "switch .uk off" again. So what we are left with is the consequences.
     
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    No one is asking for Nominet to "switch .uk off" as far as I can see, I think we're all aware it's here to stay. But that shouldn't stop any discussion over points where Nominet appear to be doing patch-ups of its shabby decisions.
     
  8. Edwin

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    My point was simply this: it is more productive/useful to discuss the "how" not the mess that has got us here. Otherwise, we have the situation in which pretty much every thread that mentions .uk veers into "Nominet were &*%& for launching it" and gets sidetracked as a result.

    I think there's a very strong, obvious consensus that .uk was misguided. Why can't we take that as read, and move on to focus on the situation now and how it could possibly be improved*?

    *for example, Nominet's 2-for-1 offer qualifies as an "improvement" (maybe not a big one, but it is at least a step in the right direction)
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    BTW haven't sold one .uk yet.

    Where I have both, they just buy the .co.uk.

    Anyone else just sold a .uk on it's own (end users sales)?
     
  10. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member

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    No, and I took the blurb about the .uk off my sales lander as I found it just confused potential buyers.
     
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