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September .uk drop discussion

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

  1. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Well this is the huge problem fasthosts and domain hijackers have created, have to second guess everything

    In the particular case of solvency it looks fine they've had the co.uk since at least 2012 https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/thre...tcy-management-advice-etc.100846/#post-386058

    Having to look through every potentially suspicious domain seems like a nightmare task
     
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    articles.co.uk
     
  3. 3gmedia United Kingdom

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    Swipe.uk

    Waterfall.uk

    Been renewed
     
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    ...and masks.uk, taxes.uk
    I wonder if this is by the .co.uk owner
     
  5. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I suspect Nominet or Fasthosts have reached out to the original owners of the .co.uk's to ask them if they want them (Maybe even for free)

    Masks.co.uk has an iframe embedded which is linked from subdomain egarbs.demon.co.uk and the root domain demon.co.uk is owned by Vodaphone.

    Masks.uk was the best one out of all of them given the current situation we have with covid, i suspect Masks.uk would have easily fetched £xx,xxx
     
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  6. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    It's an old fashioned ecommerce platform you got subdomains on
     
  7. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    soundproofing.uk just renewed last minute - what are the chances??
     
  8. Hay

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    @DJ Wood - Mr Chris Poxon t/a UK1 [Tag = UK1] is a domainer so its legit
     
  9. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    Cheers!

    Wasn't it a huge risk to leave it so late in the day. It could have dropped in the early hours?
     
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    He usually renews the evening of the drop, or on many occasions well into the drop day, like with soundproofing.co.uk and soundproofers.co.uk today.
     
  11. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    Thanks, will make a mental note not to keep an eye on his drops.
     
  12. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Its quite common for other domainers to reach out to the tag holder and ask them to buy it / renew it before it drops... this could have happened here or Chris might have not realised it was dropping and then quickly renewed to stop it dropping it just so happens they got lucky and it had not already dropped
     
  13. webber

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    Wtf Nominet!?
    Are we now supposed to poll for renewed domains too?
    Maybe I missed this, but was fi.uk unrenewed then suspended before it dropped?
    Every other one of the 'suspicious' last minute renewals did this before dropping – an expedited but expected cycle.
    Btw, great catch @Darren
     
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    Reminds me of the good old suspended before renewal hunt from years ago.
     
  15. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I partook in that 2013-14*

    Researched and reported a lot of dissolved companies, not many people were on the ball around that time, seemed to be going well under the radar

    To begin with it only me, jsmith and poller tags

    I got jolt, unite, accuracy, handsome, hail, integra, lots of good names

    After a while though more people noticed including Denys who started getting all the good ones i'd reported like learn.co.uk, that stung

    Then finally Nominet closed that door.
     
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    Again interesting. Were your valuation to be correct and I have no doubt it is it would also require the COVID situation to be ongoing. The domain wouldn't have anything like [high], xx,xxx value if the situation was only expected to be temporary.
     
  17. impact United Kingdom

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    Yeah maybe it would but much prefer the co.uk rather than these poor .UK that only domainers want ....
     
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  18. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    Is there a chance the fasthosts renewal loophole is still open as structuralsurveys.uk has just been renewed on the day it was due to drop?
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised at all.
    They haven't done anything about other suspicious last minute renewals from Sep:
    ha.uk
    shoes.uk
    summit.uk
    masks.uk
    hunter.uk
    parkinson.uk
    hub.uk
    taxes.uk
     
  20. DJ Wood United Kingdom

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    Typical. thetrade.uk got renewed on the drop day also. Is anybody still talking with Nominet about this?
     
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    All of these are pointing to the same type of ad site. The domain I was looking for (Andysworld.uk) is pointing to the same are of ad site and renewed before the renewal date. Hardly convinced it's a premium site!

    Nominet said it was a last minute renewal. I remain unconvinced. Interesting that only fasthosts seem to be not dropping.

    Other hosted sites all seem to mostly drop without renewal

    It's very odd (and annoying)