Discussion in 'General Board' started by Sirbigman, Jul 10, 2019.
If your surname isn't Smith or Jones that's extortionate!
I've added a few notable sales to https://switchedto.uk
Useful website that. Thanks.
I think shopping.uk went for £45k
Also just made it so that it works in it's basic form on mobile. Thinking of changing the name to https://switchto.uk
I prefer switchedto, switchto gives the impression people visiting can switchto. For me, it seems more of an informative website about people/companies that have "switched to" .uk. By the way, it's just clicked to me that NHS moved to .uk lol. When did that happen?
You will be trying to buy switch.uk next
I mean... I wouldn't say no...
MasterCard own it though
I registered both switchto and switchedto at the same time when I thought of creating that microsite.
Nice to see the job seeker website Zoek advertising on TV with the domain Zoek.uk. A decent one for the list for .UK exposure-wise.
I have the domain boatdiving.com
They had it before 1996.
How when .uk launched in 2014?
There were some names that existed early on. I remember the days when there was nhs.uk, bl.uk and bt.uk. I can't remember any more tbh. I think that these names were already delegated and then they introduced .co.uk.
Wasn't publicly available but gov.uk, ac.uk, sch.uk, police.uk etc were all in use
nls.uk is another.
Roger that, I never knew that info
.uk's were once available publicly. There are still a few private .uks from that time knocking about. .uk's were the original platform, they changed it to .co.uk but left the original .uk's to continue. Was very early on, pre Nominet and only for a short time.
https://whois-search.com/whois/bl.uk being one
Was looking at the patterns of new .UK registrations over June 2019 by nameservers/hoster. The bulk of new registrations seem to be concentrated on the 1&1 nameservers. (80.87% of new .UK on UI-DNS.COM). One of the important things in a land rush for a new TLD or subdomain are the percentages going straight to PPC/sales.
SEDOPARKING.COM 8,931 1.14%
UNDEVELOPED.COM 2,085 0.27%
BODIS.COM 1,263 0.16%
PARKINGCREW.NET 887 0.11%
BUYNAMES.CO.UK 141 0.02%
BUYDOMAINNAMES.CO.UK 141 0.02%
UNIREGISTRYMARKET.LINK 90 0.01%
AFTERNIC.COM 72 0.01%
VOODOO.COM 72 0.01%
CASHPARKING.COM 23 0.00%
As expected, the numbers of brand protection hosters is relatively hight. But there is some diversity in the kinds of hosters with a lot of one domain name registrations. By comparing the number of .UK domain names on a hoster and the number of .co.uk/etc on the same hoster, it is possible to estimate a sort of prior rights percentage. Some of the domain sales sites don't seem to move domain names for sale to their own nameservers. The interesting thing was the low number on Godaddy's PPC parker.
It might be worth doing a web usage and development survey on the .UK domain names to establish which are developed, holding pages/PPC/sales and which are redirects. Luckily it is only about 3.61 million domain names for the .UK to the end of June.
Some more work on the end of June .UK set:
In zone: 2,105,428 (There's approximately 1.5M no nameserver domain names.)
These percentages are based on presurvey figures from DNS and website lookups and IP records.
No site: 22.75%
Survey set: 35.26% (these are the sites to be checked)
Holding pages: 25.24%
The survey crunch will reduce that 35.26% considerably. The interesting thing is the high level of redirects so far. Basically there's a lot of redirection to active websites in this and it may be to the registrant's primary website (typically .co.uk or .com).
Separate names with a comma.