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Lease .CO.UK and Reserve .UK

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  1. Nokta Domains

    Nokta Domains Active Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    We would like to share a promotion with you, which is only valid for .co.uk domains at the moment: you can annually lease a .co.uk domain with very competitive prices – starting from $25 of annual price.

    In addition, you now have the opportunity to reserve the .UK version of the same domain. It is now your time to guarantee your project to be more successful and sustainable.

    You can see all of leasable .co.uk domains by using the link below;

    http://www.noktadomains.com/leasedomain.html

    Thanks for your attention,

    http://www.noktadomains.com/news/lease_.co.uk_and_reserve_.uk/53

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  3. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    ooooh you're gonna get sooo battered!
     
  4. Sound United Kingdom

    Sound Well-Known Member

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    Wont be long before the domain police start posting their rubbish telling you what you can and cant do.
     
  5. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Can you explain how this works exactly?

    I lease a name from you, and this means I can "reserve" the .uk vesion? That right?
     
  6. Systreg Portugal

    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    There was another topic regarding this here:

    http://www.acorndomains.co.uk/uk-do.../119857-nokta-offering-option-reserve-uk.html

    I don't have a problem with them offering to reserve the .UK if you lease the .co.uk, the problem is that some people may be mislead by the .UK offer, and lease a name on the basis that it is already reserved and will be available to use, it definitely needs rewording to state that you'll get use of the .UK only if .UK goes ahead.
     
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    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    QUOTE FROM PREVIOUS THREAD:

    It offers a lease for a domain name, so you would not own the .uk , It is they who have the opportunity to reserve the .uk
     
  9. mstephens2013

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    Agree with all the comments about it being a bit misleading.

    Also, I'd find the prospect of paying for a UK specific service in dollars (Which country?) very off putting.
     
  10. Nokta Domains

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    Thank you for your comments and feedbacks.

    Our campaign is only valid with the current consultation. We do not guarantee that you can lease .uk as Nominet can change the consultation. However, if it remains the same and we have a right to register .uk, you will definitely have the opportunity to lease .uk.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.
     
  11. Retired_Member38

    Retired_Member38 Banned

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    Out of interest, if you were leasing domain.co.uk for $100 a month, how much are you then going to charge for the pair of domain.co.uk and domain.uk ?
     
  12. bensd United Kingdom

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    Doesn't the current proposal give the owner (you) the right to register the .uk, not the lessee?
     
  13. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    What they should have put is

    What you made it sound like is the person leasing your domain will be able to register the .uk for themselves.
     
  14. Retired_Member38

    Retired_Member38 Banned

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    So how much extra would someone be willing to pay (whether buying or leasing) for the pair of them?

    I'm thinking around 15% more (thats how much I have valued .uk at with a 5 figure deal with another Acorn member recently)
     
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    anthony Well-Known Member

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    Not much of a offer then as far as I can see.
     
  16. Nokta Domains

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    If the lease price of .co.uk is $100, .uk will be priced at $100 as well.
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.
     
  17. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

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    So the leaser has the privilege of having their rate doubled? Or do you mean $100 for the pair (i.e. in total).
     
  18. Retired_Member38

    Retired_Member38 Banned

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    I think anyone that thinks that the value of their portfolio of .co.uk domains (assuming they all qualify for .uk) is going to double overnight, is dreaming. And I think the reseller market (whether leasing or buying) is going to agree with me.
     
  19. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    I agree completely.

    Be good to see the clarification from Nokta just so we (and everyone else reading this thread) knows not to bother if they won't agree the lower fee.
     
  20. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I assume the leasee will be given the first refusal at leasing the .uk too i.e. they can pay double their current fee, but lease both versions, or stick to their current fee, but Nokta can then lease the .uk to a different party once the .co.uk leasee has passed on the opportunity. Sounds fair enough - we could argue forever about the relative value of .co.uk vs .uk (which in any case will change over time) but it's undeniable that the .uk of a generic is going to be worth "something" - so why should Nokta's lease customers get that extra value for free?
     
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  21. Retired_Member38

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    The process of first offer on it sounds perfectly fair... but I think expecting people to double their payments is extremely optimistic.
     
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