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  1. seanc United Kingdom

    seanc Well-Known Member

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    so the current .co.uk owner gets 1st chance to register the .uk

    what if they dont take up that chance? can the .org.uk go for it?
    or does it just become free to reg on .uk release date.

    im not getting my head round this .uk
     
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    They have 5 years to take the .uk option.
    Are you saying what happens after that 5 years ?
     
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    seanc Well-Known Member

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    i own domain.org.uk (a random domain)

    so domain.co.uk can register the domain.uk

    they get 5 years to register it? so there will be no domain.uk for 5 years if they dont bother to register it?
     
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    I always felt 5 years was too long... I mean what if this happens with the majority of UK domains then surely .uk will be a big fail, right? :shock:
     
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    Yes
     
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    seanc Well-Known Member

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    so the .org.uk has no chance/no rights to the .uk

    i have 5 years to slowly register the .uk's from my .co.uk portfolio?
     
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    Correct. In most cases the .org.uk has no right. It can never "gain" the right to the .uk so if it doesn't have it already it never will. And .co.uk owners have 5 years to decide whether to register the matching .uk or not (assuming they have the right to do so)
     
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    Edwin do you think 5 years is too long and could have an impact on the success of .uk?
     
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    I think 5 years is a little too long but huge organisations operate very slowly which I guess is what they've factored in. All I do know is that in June 2019 there is going to be a lot of domains being caught, assuming the same method is operated.

    As a corporation business owner, I'll be registering my .uk's immediately, but won't use them!
     
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    No, I think 5 years is a reasonable time. Gives businesses a chance to see which way the wind blows before jumping in, and to time any transition to the .uk to match their natural renewal cycle for marketing materials (especially important for small businesses who may only reprint stuff every couple of years if their core business doesn't change much)
     
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    I think business may take a while to choose to either stick with co.uk or reg/ re-brand to the “uk “but I’d bet all premium co.uk especially ones owned by domainers will be reg ASAP your literally going to be given another bite of the cherry doesn’t matter if its 5, 10, 100 % of the value of the current co.uk I’d say its going to sell for more than the reg fee? (Anyone who has any and doubts they will I’ll buy at 50 times reg fee :)

    Some might see an argument for the co.uk being devalued by the uk but for premium doesn’t really hold much ground and I doubt many would sell there’s for any less than they want regardless of the situation previous crashes etc haven’t seen a multitude of premium coming on the market at knock down prices after all there only a pennies per year to renew.
     
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