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Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by websaway, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    c.uk
    every time you make a typo for co.uk and inadvertently miss out the o in.co
    the search reverts to c.uk

    I don't think its likely that sub domains have been set up for every conceivable
    web address under co.uk.

    So example: try bbc.c.uk
     
  2. Domain Forum

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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    And so it begins...
     
  4. RobM

    RobM Retired Member

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    You can catchall wildcard subdomains. Would've thought this is a bit dodgy though and wouldn't want to risk my single letter, if it was me, showing up a competitor ad for a typo and thus fulfilling one prong of the drs.
     
  5. spiderspider

    spiderspider Active Member

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    WOW!

    At least the page isn't full of crappy ads, or adsense, and at least is trying to do something worthwhile.

    EDIT: I have adblocker on, so if the crappy ads are there, I'm not seeing them, just the charity stuff.
     
  6. invincible

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    The registrant hasn't configured anything other than a single "*" wildcard entry line in the zone file which isn't targeted therefore I don't believe this would afford a complainant any weighting in favour of any case they may put, although to be absolutely safe it should be properly explained in the response.

    Although this is the UDRP there is some relevant material within the pwc.com decision from 2002 at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/html/2002/d2002-0087.html See 6.4 (a) for references to "wildcard"
     
  7. RobM

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    No there are no ads showing. Just saying that if he did show any ads and a single one competed on a typo he would be opening himself up for a drs or court case. The only reason to catch all in this case is clearly for typo traffic. What he does with that traffic will become key. For now he seems to be openly putting it to 'good' use although I don't agree with all his 'good' causes but I see the principle. I wouldn't bother looking up any UDRP material as that has nothing to do with the uk namespace.
     
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  8. ian

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    In that example, I think c.uk have gone about it just fine...for now. They back this up by owning claims.co.uk which is a smart move to protect themselves, as is advertising charities though even those are not safe from misrepresentation/competition and subsequent DRS's. Same for o.uk, but just a placeholder telling you you've done something wrong; again, sensible approach.
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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  10. TallBloke

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    Any-Web also appear to do a catch-all for o.uk. Try bbc.o.uk for instance.

    [UPDATE]: Sorry, missed that o.uk had already been mentioned.
     
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  11. humble pie United Kingdom

    humble pie Banned

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    Back in the day,

    I used to feel excited about developing a *good domain*, now the prospect just makes me feel sick.

    btw, BrainLicker.co.uk is still ftr.