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Godaddy allowing people to register .uk domain names..

Discussion in 'General Board' started by Stewart, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:51 PM.

  1. Stewart United Kingdom

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    Okay so i have just registered a .uk domain name at go daddy. I dont own the .co.uk. The domain has passed and it is now showing in my account.

    But heres what is strange. Im going to use this domain as an example. ( paydayloans .uk)

    ^ Go daddy will allow me to purchase this domain, Even though paydayloans .co.uk have the rights?

    Why is that?
     
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  3. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Because godaddy is a pile of doo doo. Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever use them for uk domains - there are plenty of uk registrars from uk who actually know what they're doing.
     
  4. Stewart United Kingdom

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    Who would you consider the best to register .uk domain names with. Someone i can talk on the phone to before hand?

    thanks
     
  5. boxerdog

    boxerdog Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few registrars will show the .uk as available but when you go to checkout it wont allow it.
     
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  6. Nigel United Kingdom

    Nigel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I assume the .co.uk version shows a creation date of 10 June 2014 or later. If it is pre 10th June 2014 then that would be a worry and you shouldn't have been able to register it as that domain will have the rights.
     
  7. timter51 United Kingdom

    timter51 Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I just tried a random .uk on there that had co.uk RoR in place, it took it out of my basket during checkout saying I couldn't register it.
     
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  8. omcgb United Kingdom

    omcgb Well-Known Member

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    Nominet wouldn't allow the registration. If it was possible all the good ones would have been swiped by now.