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Purchase .uk without .co.uk

Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by DomainM, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. DomainM

    DomainM Active Member

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    I've seen an attractive .UK domain on an auction site and I'm currently considering making a sizable bid. I love the fact that it's only 3 digits long but the fact that it's only a .UK sale concerns me.

    Do you feel it's foolish to purchase a .UK only domain and build a business on it when the .co.uk domain is unobtainable?
     
  2. Domain Forum

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  3. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    Too much uncertainty surrounding the .uk for me to consider a large amount of money to purchase one without the other. Imagine the traffic leakage to the .co.uk whilst the general consumer doesn't understand .uk without the .co first.
     
  4. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Personally, no, I wouldn't take a .uk without the .co.uk.
     
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    No, because I believe in time .uk will become pre-eminent.
     
  6. wizard

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    .UK will get there in time but at this current time everyone knows co.uk and that's drummed into people's heads!