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Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by murph, Nov 20, 2013.

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  1. murph United Kingdom

    murph Well-Known Member

    Dec 2005
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    Will most .uks be unavailable as the .co.uk owners wait until the 11th hour to actually claim? Why add costs when you don't need to.
    What is left to register come summer 2014? Nothing if any value.
    Just wonder if this will stifle the .uk takeoff?
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  3. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Mar 2007
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    It's difficult isn't it. The more the authorities conceded to common sense the harder it was going to be to object to the introduction of .uk . Now it's swings and roundabouts, if you own a City name you won't wait around, City.uk is a great domain and numerous other names look better with .uk and so long as you own both or the option of both it is going to be horses for courses, with some benefits and some drawbacks.
    Biggest benefit is though, the cloud of uncertainty has been lifted and that's great for the uk namespace.
  4. cm1975 United Kingdom

    cm1975 Well-Known Member

    Aug 2007
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    I'm assuming that most people will not know who has the rights to the .UK domain after launch so ...

    Most of my sales come from people looking at a holding page on my domain and contacting me. If I don't have anything on the .UK variant, then it's a potential sale lost.

    Another number of my sales come through Sedo, so if I don't have the .UK domain listed, then how can someone buy it?

    If there's a great fanfare regarding the launch of .UK domains and this generates an interest in domains from Joe Public, then can you afford not to have the .UK registered?

    I can see both sides of the argument for and against registering them. I will probably find myself registering some .UK domains and waiting with others.
  5. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

    Oct 2004
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    In the end Nominet wanted (needed) to be in the race with the mass of new gTlds and to be a match for other 2nd level country codes such as .de. It was the only solution to introduce .uk.

    As far as what's left, you're thinking with a domainers brain and yes there will be little change with generics which are generally warehoused and will be doubled up within the 5yr timescale.

    But from someone who has dealt with droplists for the last 5yrs there is still significant turnover of domains even among generics. It won't be a stagnant market - not just for the domain industry, but in general.
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