20i Reseller Hosting

Popular websites that have switched to .uk

Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by markb, Jun 10, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    529
    I realise I'm subverting the original title of this thread with these updates, but hopefully they're still interesting...

    Registered in the last 2 hours:
    dell.uk
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
    articles.co.uk
     
  3. aulda

    aulda Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2014
    Posts:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interesting that Nominet used Sainsburys in their launch PR and yet Sainsburys haven't put any kind of redirect in. I also would have thought that a site like google would have been straight on it!

    I have just put one in for my own site.

    Hello btw. I am not a domainer but found this forum very useful as a business trying to decide whether to switch my domain from .co.uk to .uk or to wait it out.

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  4. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 2007
    Posts:
    2,271
    Likes Received:
    42
    I think the problem that might hold up change over to .UK might be that it requires a certain set of technical skills and marketing/seo knowledge on exactly 'how to' change to .UK and 'will it' blow my serps rankings apart overnight and if I am going to do it what is the 'best way' - also what is the long term picture going to be.. lots of variables here.

    I don't think many SME's will have the knowledge in house to make such decisions especially in the average IT dept because we're talking about considerable £££££ risk if any of the above go tits up.

    As for the bigger corps I'm not so sure their any better off either just they have more resources.
     
  5. cm1975 United Kingdom

    cm1975 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2007
    Posts:
    3,493
    Likes Received:
    16


    What did you decide? Stay or go .uk?
     
  6. aulda

    aulda Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2014
    Posts:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have decided to leave the site on the .co.uk domain but put a serve redirect on so if anyone types a .uk link, it works. Also have put in email redirects so that .uk versions of email addresses will forward to the current .co.uk versions.

    Will leave it like this for now as all our physical branding and infrastruction uses .co.uk. As we get stuff reprinted/reproduced, I will consider migrating over to .uk

    There are a couple of databases on the site that I would have to test thoroughly before migrating the domain. I am not an IT bod or a techie so these things all take time!!
     
  7. aulda

    aulda Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2014
    Posts:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Though we are not a big brand (!) I very much like the idea of being at the vanguard of businesses using a .uk domain. That is why I have gone ahead and registered now and not waited to see how the landscape develops.

    Personally I can't see why .uk won't quickly become the dominant domain in this country. It mirrors other countries, it is shorter (shorter even that .com!!) and the only fly in the ointment I can foresee is the Scottish referendum and the impact of the .scot domain. Will it lead to calls for .eng?!

    However, you folks on this forum are much better qualified to know what might happen as domains are your business...I am just an interested interloper!
     
  8. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    529
  9. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    529
  10. PanzerWagon United Kingdom

    PanzerWagon Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2014
    Posts:
    137
    Likes Received:
    5
  11. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    529
    The Independent registered independent.uk today (doesn't point anywhere yet)

    (That was one of the domains contested under V2 but released under the final version of the .uk roll-out plan)
     
  12. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2008
    Posts:
    4,660
    Likes Received:
    137
  13. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,812
    Likes Received:
    529
    I'd much rather see them spending on promoting .uk (directly OR indirectly) rather than handing over ever-larger cheques to Nominet Trust. At least the former activity is directly related to the source of the surplus funds being used for the purpose!
     
  14. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 2007
    Posts:
    2,271
    Likes Received:
    42
    You all probably know, but I see sogra have set up .uk to 301, at least they bothered - anyone know of any more?
     
  15. Brassneck United Kingdom

    Brassneck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,122
    Likes Received:
    32
    Who are sogra?
     
  16. invincible

    invincible Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2005
    Posts:
    4,260
    Likes Received:
    93

    You mean you *don't know*?!! :-0


    (from iPhone)
     
  17. invincible

    invincible Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2005
    Posts:
    4,260
    Likes Received:
    93
    Argos backwards. :)


    (from iPhone)
     
  18. Brassneck United Kingdom

    Brassneck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,122
    Likes Received:
    32
    Well I'm not as well informed as some on here clearly!
     
  19. Brassneck United Kingdom

    Brassneck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    3,122
    Likes Received:
    32
    Thanks - I thought Julian had lost it!
     
  20. invincible

    invincible Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2005
    Posts:
    4,260
    Likes Received:
    93

    I didnt actually know when I made my first post. However I realised it would be something simpler than ROT13 and it was. :) Who says he hasn't? :)


    (from iPhone)
     
  21. julian United Kingdom

    julian Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 2007
    Posts:
    2,271
    Likes Received:
    42
    Yes I know, I'm the man that even tried to reg: YouTwitFace.com once too, and dominate the big players in one hit.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.