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September .uk drop discussion

Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by Murray, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Lovekraft United Kingdom

    Lovekraft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Just out of interest, if somebody has worked out who owns the domains and contacted them asking if they wish to sell them how does that make them a snake?
     
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  3. Hay

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    Yeah when your 13 hours into the day, I also know for a fact that one of the domains sold was not properly owned by the person who sold it.... They sold it on the basis that the owner of the .co.uk (Likely does not want it otherwise they would have taken/renewed it) because they sold the .co.uk to the owner who did not claim the RoR Rights thus the ROR is still sat with the bulk registrations.
     
  4. Lovekraft United Kingdom

    Lovekraft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I mean i guess it must be annoying if you were chasing the domain, i get that but it's still a legit method of acquiring a domain regardless.
     
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  5. Hay

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    @Lovekraft - if i sold you Abc.co.uk a year ago (prior to ROR) and you didnt claim the .UK during ROR so fasthosts bulk register them all, meaning i still have access to that ABC.uk but not ABC.co.uk through nominets domain manager or through fasthosts and iknow ABC.uk is dropping today because you have not claimed or renewed the domain... am i ok to sell ABC.uk to someone else and not let it drop? No im not because i dont own the .co.uk anymore and i dont own the rights to the .uk.

    In my eyes thats domain theft?
     
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  6. Lovekraft United Kingdom

    Lovekraft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    so people have been claiming .uk domains long after they sold the matching .co.uk and also after the Ror passed via the Nom control panel? I didn't realise you could. If that's the case then we all predicted this kind of mess would happen when they were first talking about launching the .uk extension.
     
  7. ian

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    Unfortunately the last few days has shown how exploits and tipping off owners can have a destructive influence on the rest.
     
  8. DaveP United Kingdom

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    You mean like those who have an unusually high catch rate? :)
     
  9. LCHappy United Kingdom

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    If the .uk is in your name via Nominet, what's the problem? It's yours to sell. The .uk could only have ever been registered to you if you were the registered owner of the .co.uk at the point the .uk was registered. All the other stuff is just a distraction to that point.

    I thought you were joking when you said snakes, looks like you are really losing it :eek:
     
  10. Hay

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    Just because the .uk is in your name does not mean you own the domain... Perhaps you just can't comprehend the fact selling something that WAS registered for the intended owner of the .co.uk... simply isnt yours to sell, maybe im wrong or maybe im not putting it across clear enough for you to dissect... But if i sell a .co.uk domain prior to ROR being released then the .uk is not legally mine nor would i have been able to create the .uk... in basic terms: fasthosts would have created the .uk on the basis they believed the seller still owned the .co.uk, therefore, that seller can access the .uk via email address but in reality the .uk should have been assigned to the owner of the .co.uk not the seller's email address
     
  11. LCHappy United Kingdom

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    I say it again, Fasthosts could not create a .uk that does not match the owner of the .co.uk (listed at Nominet) at the point at which the .uk was registered.
     
  12. cyberpunk United Kingdom

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    What are people's views on the .uk extension? I always preferred the .co.uk but after staring at the .uk drop lists for the last couple of weeks I think i'm starting to prefer it. It does look a lot cleaner. Doesn't roll off the tongue as well as .co.uk though. Have any of your views changed on the .uk extension this September?
     
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  13. davedevelopment

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    I have always preferred the look and feel of .uk, I just didn't like the confusion et al.
     
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  14. ian

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    The .uk is miles better, it is just 25 years too late imo
     
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  15. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I like it for some things, single word media type names is one, seems fresh

    If it was a "trust me I'm an authority/institution" type site though then co.uk
     
  16. DomainAngel

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    removed due to foolishness :cool:
     
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    foolish cause it wouldn't work or foolish because it does?
    I've seen 3 more renewed in the last hour
     
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  18. Pedigree United Kingdom

    Pedigree Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hut.uk was renewed
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I dont get whats happening ? Domains are being renewed last minute and then changing hands before they drop ? Is that right ? Sorry.... im a colon short of a URL it seems.
     
  20. armistice

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    There has been some of the more desirable domains getting renewed late into the day they were due to drop. There is some debate over how 'ethical' the way this has happened has been;), the domain that triggered the debate (charlie.uk) was renewed then quickly changed to theTAG of a normally very vocal acorn member.

    Thats about all I know.
     
  21. DomainAngel

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    pending transfer
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