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  1. Names.of.London

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    Names.of.London is a domain registry that sells domain names that make short natural language phrases under the brand Phrases.for.Sale.

    Names.of.London is run by me - James Stevens, before that I was CTO at dot-IO for ten years.

    We buy mostly newGTLD domains that can be used to make three words natural language phrases and run them as a standard registry. You can use external name servers in the normal way, we can host your domain's DNS or we offer a range of web & mail forwarding options for your domain.

    We have two dot-LONDON domains - of.london & in.london - e.g. City.of.London, Mayor.of.London, Flats.in.London, Living.in.London, Made.in.London etc, but our most popular domain is FOR.SALE

    You can DM me on Twitter @NamesOfLondon or linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-r-c-stevens/ or we have a webchat in the site that operates during UK office hours.
     
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    With the multiple posts you've made with numerous links, it looks very much like Spam.of.London
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    You're selling subdomains of a domain name you own, not "domain names". At least have the decency to call them what they are when you're spamming the forums.
     
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    All domains, except the ROOT domain, are delegated sub-domains.

    "names.of.london" or "land.for.sale" are technically identical to "ibm.co.uk" or "copyright.org.au"
     
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    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Do you own/run the .london extension?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Fantastic. Please tell me more about how the domain industry works. I’ve only been involved with it since 1996, so I’m keen to learn...
     
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    Good luck with that. Have you done your homework ? I don't mean just that which suits your objective, I mean really done your homework.
     
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    At the risk of being a pedant, names.of.london is the same as names.of.co.uk - but I'm with you on the gist.
     
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    I personally think this is a terrible concept. I hope this venture doesn't prove too expensive / you can afford to lose whatever you have invested or continue to invest.
     
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    Like noticing that Dot London Domains Limited reported turnover almost halving year-on-year in their last set of accounts.

    Have to be crazy to invest in that extension when it looks like they lost half of their business in a 12 month period. Its effectively a matter of public record that the extension is failing.
     
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    Where does it end by the way?....

    2bed.flats.in.london

    or how about....

    cheap.1stfloor.2bed.flats.in.north.london

    All feels a bit backwards to me, like something from 1991.

    Although if somebody registers idiots.in.london, points it to a tumblr blog and posts photos of stupid hipsters they spot in shoreditch.... I'll cover their reg fee for a year.
     
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    Radio test:

    "made dot in dot london"

    "made in london dot com"

    Saying dot twice? Does that really work?
     
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    I saw a .yoga domain on a sign outside a home in Norwich the other day. First time I'd seen that extension in the wild.

    I can't imagine many people would even have thought it was meant to be a web address since the sign just read "something.yoga" (I forget what the "something" was - it wasn't anything very obvious) in a fancy font, with no further detail. If they thought about it at all, they would likely have assumed it was an attempt to make a logo more "cool" by embedding a full stop in it.

    The ridiculous thing is I'm 99% sure that "something.co.uk" would have been available (or maybe even "something.com" - and certainly "somethingyoga.com"). As I say, the "something" was neither memorable nor a generic word, more like the unusual name of somebody.

    (If anyone drives the Ipswich road in Norwich, it was nearish a Shell garage. Yeah, pretty vague I know...)
     
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    A bank I use here has gone to the .bank extension. To me it says they can't afford a decent extension and makes me doubt their reliability considering the new extensions are tanking. I will be closing all accounts with them - I'm sure I can't be the only one who doesn't have confidence in businesses based on the new extensions.
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't Yopa? :D
     
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    It's more understandable with the little guy who goes along to 123-reg and types something in and is returned a list of available names. As you say it's a no no for big business. They will have had project team from all areas of the business and someone should have said that's a poor idea and shot it down! It just doesn't make sense if the general public don't know that .bank is an extension!

    I know of nobody outside of the domain name / marketing / SEO / digital marketing world who would know about the .bank extension. The general public are oblivious!
     
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    What makes it worse is that is now their *only* internet presence. Scary considering we weren't informed until after they had made the change.
     
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    How can big business be so stupid......oh yes, remember the 2008 financial crisis, banks are good at spotting a sure thing! :D
     
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    I'm guessing your bank hasn't made such a backward move ;) I suppose if the bank fails people will be happy to bail it out - they have done in the past. That's the only 'sure thing'.