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Next June (and September)

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  1. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    It's going to be very interesting to see how things go next June with the supposed release of all the Fasthosts and 1&1 Ionas mass-registered .uk names.

    There are tens of thousands, that will be released en masse if they are true to their word.

    And there are so many good names that in a way it will become like a second RoR release event, like this years (slightly smaller scale, but still very significant list of names). I know, because I've been collating them.

    There are so many domains I would definitely want. Will they be released? Will there be a second year of mass registration 'to protect people's brands'? How will they be released? Will Nominet institute a catching process for them, with two levels of release a week apart? Or will they just expire normally and everyone gets ready for the surge?
     
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  3. stitchbob

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    I'm half expecting a change of rules to allow registrar's to pick up expired domains without waiting for them to drop.
     
  4. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    IMO they will just drop, as Nominet doesn't directly control them it wouldn't make sense for them to have much to do with it next year. Perhaps the registrars will do something similar though. I'm wondering about the logistics of such a drop though, did they register all these on the same day? If so, will they drop on a single day next year? That could get craaaazy. Either way, Nominet wins again lol.
     
  5. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    Fasthosts was mostly 10th and 11th June.

    1&1 Ionos was mostly 3rd, 4th, 5th June.

    So book your holidays for first half of September next year, or I guess they could just delete them all overnight in June.

    If so, Stitchbob could wake up one morning at 6.30 and his proverbial cup of coffee and discover there are hundreds of great domains just glistening and waiting to be taken!
     
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    I doubt it - there will be a lot of dropcatch scripts running on the days anything good is expected to drop
     
  7. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Forget Christmas, I'll start saving for June now.
     
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    Most of the ones I have my eye on are dropping around 17/18 January, so I think some providers got there in the last promotion.
     
  9. Siusaidh United Kingdom

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    Ha! We all have our days of much interest. Jan 27/28th are mine ;)

    But a useful heads up - thanks!
     
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    If it can all happen in a short period of hours and most get whacked straight onto various auction sites then still some potential value for non registrar domainers given another glut on Auction must surely weaken individual top bids.
     
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    Food for thought, will be interesting to see what happens.