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

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Nominet have put out a ton of information (really a LOT) about their decision, so it will take a long time to fully process.

    I thought it would help to have links to all their major document collections in one place, hence the below...

    Nominet press release on .uk
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-introduce-shorter-uk-domain-name-registrations

    Introduction to the new .uk domains
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-participate/policy-development/introducing-second-level-domain-names

    Communique from the Board
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/files/Oct2013communique.pdf

    Decision paper setting out logic for proceeding
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/files/SLDRdecisionpaper.pdf

    FAQ about the new extensions (looks to be still under development)
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-participate/policy-development/IntroducingSecondLevelDomains/qanda

    Public consultation feedback (individual feedback available from sub-link on this page)
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-parti...ussions-and-consultations/registration-second

    London Economics case study on .uk, commissioned by Nominet
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/files/LondonEconomicsReport.pdf

    BBC news article with some more info
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25006066
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
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    What are your thoughts Edwin. I've bought several domains from you in the past and I'm aware you have a massive portfolio. Is this good news?
     
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    So bottom line .co.uk trumps everything else when deciding who to allocate the .uk to.. so says the email that Nom just put out. Is that right?
     
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    Yes. Makes those buyers of .co.uk domains over the past 12 months look shrewd, very good buying was had.
     
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    That's also what it states in their press release. IMO proper way to go. (if doing it at all)

    Still held to ransom 5yrs time onwards and Nominet (possibly) double their income.






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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I hadn't even thought about it until you mentioned it, but now there's a nagging little voice in the back of my head. Thanks, Sean!
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    My very early reaction - I'm not even 5% of the way through reading everything that's been published - is that it's significantly better than V2.

    In other words, if you proceed from the premise that ".uk HAS to go ahead" then the final version Nominet have come up with is significantly less broken than V2 was.

    I'd call that "good news".
     
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    Agreed. If .uk had to happen (and by hook or by crook it was always going to happen), the final version is as good as it gets for me.
     
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    Some members don't seem to understand what the word consultation means they thought it was a war and acted accordingly and now look very foolish their actions have done nothing for the domain community.
     
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    I think if you look at the first proposal you might think that it was a declaration of war.
     
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    Nice work Edwin :) thanks.
    Is there a list of restricted names? and a link to that?
    wonder is web.co.uk will be able to get web.uk
     
  14. Edwin

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    I don't think there's a final list. Nominet was given a list by Government, but that's not to say they'll accept the need to block every one of those domains. We'll have to watch this space.
     
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    WestCountry.co.uk was registered after the cut-off date, so won't be automatically eligible for .UK.

    - Rob
     
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    Never mind westcountry.co.uk - do Glastonbury Festivals Ltd get glastonbury.uk or is their (dodgy IMO) trademark not as good as my prior claim to the .co.uk?
     
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    It's your latest few pompous and self-ingratiating posts on this forum that look foolish.
     
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    Obviously not the decision I wanted but I will still win some valuable domains so this solution is better than a "no .UK at all" decision. At a rough guess my domain holdings just increased by £50k+ rather than the £200k+ it could have been... But its all free money :D
     
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    It goes to you, however they're still free to fire off a DRS... btw, thanks for all the work you've done behind the scenes this result must be a relief for the most part!
     
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    Not a Cat in Hell's chance! We are not passing off as the festival.

    The result is mostly a relief. Because I have mostly been concerned with the interests of my clients (aka the small business bods on the street). But I'm not sure I deserve any thanks. Others have done much more than me.
     
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    Wasn't sure of the history of that particular domain:)
     
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