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I see GBnews are using their .uk on twitter

Discussion in 'Domain Name News' started by 3gmedia, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. 3gmedia

    3gmedia Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I see GBnews are just using their .uk url on twitter.

    GBnews.uk
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Appears like they didn't acquire the .co.uk extension, so had no choice but to use the .uk extension.

    Seems a bit silly to have £60 million in investment and not buy the domain extension that most of your viewership are going to type in automatically.
     
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  4. webber

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    Unless their name was GB News Company, I think .uk suits them better.
    There are plenty, though still a small minority, of end users who prefer .uk
     
  5. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    I understand someone having a preference, but seems stupid to not have the .co.uk even if to purely redirect. When you have the level of investment they had, I mean.

    Seems like a major oversight and amateur mistake.
     
  6. newguy United Kingdom

    newguy Well-Known Member

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    The owner of GBnews.co.uk could always set up a parody of the channel. Alternatively people could tune into the real thing for the same effect..
     
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    I can see this channel getting better viewing than sky and bbc news over the coming years, lots of teething problems but they will be ironed out. Very refreshing in principle.
     
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    What happened to the good old days if folk weren't interested in something they just didn't watch.
    I am sure if the viewing figures turn out to be low then the advertisers would pull them anyway.
    Ya don't like it - don't watch it.
     
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    Lol those days are long gone. Now we live in a society where if someone doesn't like something they don't want *you* to watch it. Remember the more 'liberal' and virtue signalling someone is the less you are allowed to disagree with them ;) Sadly these people don't realise they are the very thing they claim to dislike.
     
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    I doubt it's to do with viewing figures as imagine it's all CPM/PPC based, probably more to do with..
    Brands won't want to be associated with debates around political correctness which could be clipped in such a way as to go viral for the sake of going viral.
    I think it's more that we live in a society where a minority of views (on social media) are portrayed as the majority.
     
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  12. Ben Thomas

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    Agreed, I wouldn't dream of affiliating myself with anything "news" or "politics" related. That's asking for trouble.
     
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    To many wokeflakes having a say in things these days.
     
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  14. seemly

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    Too many gammon snowflakes wanting a say in things these days.

    Freedom of speech != Being paid advertisement revenue for saying it.
     
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  15. Ben Thomas

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    Loving these derogatory terms guys. I'm definitely pinching "gammon snowflake" :D
     
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    Not only am I watching this fight back balanced channel , I won't be skipping past the ads on delay.
     
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    I have felt in the last couple of years that we had moved to another country, or even another planet,extreme career minority activists saying we should remove statues of the great winston churchill. And giving an opinion on anything one risked being labelled one ism or another, I now look forward to a nation where everyone respects everyone else's right to freedom of personal views even if they do offend the over sensitive.
     
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  18. seemly

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    But anyone with the personal view that removing a statue of Winston Churchill should not be respected because it doesn't match your own personal views?

    And the very reason why they want the statue(s) removed makes them over-sensitive and/or a snowflake.

    Gotcha.
     
  19. websaway United Kingdom

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    It's really about the cancel culture. I should have mentioned that.
    I didn't mention snowflake but the over sensitive mentality is a huge part of the problem.
     
  20. seemly

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    Stepping out of this conversation. Feels like bait.
     
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  21. webber

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    If people want to watch that kind of stuff, they should have the option.
    Equally advertisers have the right to chose who they advertise with, it's a fundamental principle.
    All this seems a little bit of controversy for the sake of some PR and headlines.
     
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