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Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Edwin, Jun 7, 2014.

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    This is a placeholder thread for practical issues that I believe we need to keep an eye on following the .uk launch. Please feel free to add to the list. The idea is that we can come back to this thread after launch, and fill in the "gaps" as more becomes clear.

    Note the 'practical' in the paragraph above - this thread will become totally useless if we co-mingle real-life issues and issues of policy, so anything relating to the latter should be given their own thread(s).

    1) For .co.uk/.uk paired sales
    - Does the registrar that the buyer has in mind support .uk? (some smaller registrars may not do so day 1)
    - Is the process the buyer has to follow (outside of the Nominet bit) somehow different for .co.uk and .uk? If so, what do we as sellers need to provide in terms of guidance
    - What if there is a big price difference between .co.uk and .uk at their chosen registrar? Should we be recommending alternatives? Will that put some buyers off, or at least worry them?
    - What if the domain is sold to a non-UK entity? Suddenly they may have to go down the "address for service" route before you can even transfer the domain to them. Chilling effect? How to explain this? Is there a list of "address for service" providers?

    2) For .uk transfers
    - What happens if you try to transfer a .uk and the recipient has a non-UK address?
     
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  3. Skinner

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    What happens with the release of .uk when .co.uk drops is an interest one.
     
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    I guess the .uk should become available on a first come first served basis, being free of any potential claims right ?
     
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    We know its likely to be fcfs but will it release instantly, at a random time the same day after the blocking name, the following day. or even a week later.

     
  6. bulkcorn

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    I would think the .uk would be available almost immediately the .co.uk drops, free to reg fcfs! We could put it to test with some 'droppable' .co.uk's. I could donate a couple of dropping names to test.
     
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    Is this the 'cure' to domaining that Nominet may have been looking for? Double the costs of holding stock might mean that less .co.uk get caught because of the risk of not getting the .uk?
     
  8. willbon United Kingdom

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    Has anyone tried to register a .uk domain that they registered the .co.uk of AFTER the November deadline?

    My ISP won't let me? ... ??

    Anyone else tried this?.. and any luck?

    .. Mine's saying it's taken!..
     
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    Was the matching .org.uk or me.uk already registered PRIOR to the 23:59 GMT on 28 October 2013 cutoff? If one of those two was then one of those two may have the Right to the .uk. Check using Nominet's WHOIS, via www.nic.uk
     
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    Just thinking here but when the clock strikes midnight on 11th June I wonder if all the uk domains backordered for 10th June at drop, domain view, domain monster etc will become available again for backorder since the usual cycle has now been screwed up...? Something to keep an eye on perhaps for anyone who has backorders for today..
     
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    .. UPDATE...

    Nominet whois says I've got the rights over it....

    Thought I hadn't.. but apparently I have!
     
  12. willbon United Kingdom

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    No.. there was no prior registration of the domain on any extension....

    Mmmmm....

    Perhaps I misread the rules somewhere?
     
  13. invincible

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    If that is the case then as the .co.uk registrant after the deadline, you gained the right to the matching .uk. If the .org.uk or .me.uk had been registered before the deadline, one of those registrants would have gained the right to the matching .uk.
     
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    .. Which is better than I understood it... I thought it would be a bit of a 'free for all' on the .uk for any .co.uk domains that were registered between the cut-off point and today...

    Automatic 'rights' to the .uk on any .co.uk registered after cut-off with no other domain extension registered.... excellent...

    I take it that from today that right is no longer 'automatic' and both need to be regged and paid for today rather than hanging on to the rights for .uk by regging the .co.uk?
     
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    As of today all those where a Right is not held by a matching 3LD are available FCFS. .uk is a separate extension in its own right.
     
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    Yeah! Sucess at Godaddy on a .co.uk regged April 2014.

    Not available at CrazyDomains.

    Ready to Claim at Daily.
     
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