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The .UK revolution

Discussion in 'General Board' started by Sirbigman, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jiblob United Kingdom

    Jiblob Active Member

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    I just saw an advert on TV for advancedhair.uk.

    I basically never watch the idiot lantern, especially not adverts, so I was surprised to catch an ad with a .UK on it.
     
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  3. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Very rarely part with any domains, but sold one via Uniregistry recently which completed today. Followed up with a "would you like the .uk?" and the answer?

    Literally "In a word no"
     
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    Probably a domainer?
     
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    No - end user and they've already put the website live
     
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  6. Jiblob United Kingdom

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    Question is, what rationale is there for not wanting the .uk.... they know so much about it that they'll never need it and even if they did they wouldn't want it anyway? Makes no sense...

    They don't want the protection for £25 extra.... £5? They didn't even think £5 would be reasonable for the peace of mind? They didn't even ask what that price was for said peace of mind? Mindless.
     
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    Never feed a troll :D

    He states that he rarely sells domains and then uses his own limited experience to suggest .uk is a dead duck that nobody wants. This fella's obsession with hating on .uk is so strong, he won't even allow himself to point his businesses .uk to the .co,uk that it trades from!
     
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    Despite being a domainer. I just can't wrap my head around why someone doing business in the UK wouldn't also want the .uk even at very least, for redirection or future-proofing & protecting their brand. It makes no sense to me on so many levels. I can only put it down to just being a poor business decision. Might just be a handful of cases as I get a fair few inquiries from end-users about .uk's
     
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    Surely without knowing the name in question or the figures involved the fact he didn't want the .UK is a moo point.

    He could have said, do you want the .UK for another £5k, the buyer thought you've already fleeced my for x so you can f' off.
     
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    Some end users have no sense of vision when it comes to their online presence. There have been a few times when I noticed a surname domain or EMD matching a business whose owner(s) I know and when I tip them off they reply that they already have <surname>ltd.co.uk or <surname>cambridge.co.uk etc so they don't need any more domains.

    It's a bit like someone being told that a relation has just died and they are eligible to put in a claim on their estate which comprises of a property in Mayfair, but they decide not to bother on the basis that they have a little cottage in the country that they are happy with.
     
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    I for one am grateful for the end users that don't appreciate how much a domain is worth and they let theirs expire/drop
     
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  12. martin-s United Kingdom

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    Moo ;)

    But I didn't. What I said was "Would you like to buy *******.uk as well to keep the pair together?"
     
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    Busy work really, but I'll get around to it one day.
     
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    It might have been a different outcome had you offered the .uk during the negotiation stages. You said you don't sell many domains, so I presume this must have been a pretty big sale for you to sell and the buyer may well have blown all of his their budget on .co.uk. I'm also guessing, probably like the buyer, you wouldn't have been prepared to sell it for cheap, otherwise you would have offered it from the outset? Saying would you like to buy it as well, implies, to me anyway, you would be looking for the same price.

    As I said, without knowing all of the information or facts it is a moo point.

    Now had you told us something like: "I sold transplants.co.uk for £5,000 and then offered the .uk to the same buyer for £500 and he sniffed at it" - then the information would be relevant and the point you were making would be valid.
     
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  15. helmuc

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    We, at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce for the UK use .uk instead of .co.uk (though own both).

    I have seen quite a lot of people doing the same. And, of course, you need to have both. The winner is the Nominet, of course :)

    The battle is on!
     
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  16. Jiblob United Kingdom

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    Yeah, it sounds like the .UK was withheld. Tbh whenever I offer my domains to someone if they are pair I offer them as such.

    I'm just a good citizen like that, whoever's buying it deserves to have use of them together if they're buying and I'm selling it for the right price.

    It's a bit of a sly move to offer the .uk after all is said and done in a sale imho but that's just my opinion.
     
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    I agree would be sensible to mention from start if you have both, but I personally think its fair game to treat them as separate entities these days. If you had pizza co.uk and uk and you know you can sell them both for loads, then why not ! Apparently extensions don't matter and it's all about content so they can both do just as well if you build them out.
     
  18. martin-s United Kingdom

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    As it happens, a Uniregistry broker handled it. I don't normally leave my names brokered because of the cost, but I obviously screwed something up on this config for this one because the first I knew about it was the email saying it had been sold :D

    For what it's worth, I would always expect to buy or sell a pair as a pair. The decent thing.
     
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    Moo
     
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    green expo uk.jpg
    Spotted in Chester.
     
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