Enjoy unlimited access to all forum features for FREE! Optional upgrade available for extra perks.

.UK Announced

Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Marcoose, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Jamie101 Ireland

    Jamie101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2012
    Posts:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    16
    The media really need to step up to the plate soon. I know that there has been a few stories about Nominet in the media but there should be a lot, lot more.
     
  2. Pred United Kingdom

    Pred Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2006
    Posts:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    71
  3. GreyWing

    GreyWing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2006
    Posts:
    4,033
    Likes Received:
    56
  4. Stephen United Kingdom

    Stephen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    13
    Questions in the House

    That is what my MP thought was going to happen at my meeting last week.

    She asked me for some ideas of extra questions on .uk if it did happen, that she could ask from the floor as it was to late for written questions.

    On sky there is a BBC news channel that just features the House of Parliament, not expecting much but it will be helpful to have the .uk topic aired to a wider audience.

    Just noticed from the website you posted for the link to the House of Commmons is www.Parliament.uk so they are alright they have already have their .uk!
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  5. Stephen United Kingdom

    Stephen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    13
    Nominet distribution

    It was posted on this thread a while ago that Nominet emailed all UK registrars about the Nominet Internet Awards 2013.

    I was specitical about this as Nominet had only emailed registrars on the nom-announce list (Nominet will still not release the number) when advising about the very important .uk consultation.

    So I asked Nominet:

    and I did receive this reply from Nominet:

     
  6. Whois-Search

    Whois-Search Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2004
    Posts:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    149
  7. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2005
    Posts:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    120
    Thanks for sharing that Andrew. I clicked on the link and it took me to agreatplacetobe.co.uk and I searched for a .co.uk domain. When I went to the registration process it throws up a random selection of registrars you can use to register your .co.uk domain. I clicked thro' this a few times and I think a number of acorn domain members appeared. I'm sure all those acorn members would be aghast to see themselves on this site especially now that nominet are trying to introduce direct.uk
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  8. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2007
    Posts:
    2,126
    Likes Received:
    78
    I opted in to agreatplacetobe.co.uk quite some time ago and I still believe that .co.uk is the place to be, so why would I have a problem with being linked to from Nominet?
     
  9. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    156
    Nominet in my opinion are almost certainly not introducing the .uk as laid out in there consultation document.
    The reason I think this is because they could not possibly be promoting the co.uk to small businesses in the knowledge that the .uk will be introduced and the newly registered co.uk's would have no rights to registering the equivalent .uk.
     
  10. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2004
    Posts:
    3,414
    Likes Received:
    55
    But haven't they repeatedly said that direct.uk is a different product? If they're holding to that line then there's no reason not to promote .co.uk. You can't make any assertions from this.
     
  11. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2005
    Posts:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    120
    Hi - Sorry I've edited my post. I assumed all of us who opposed direct.uk are opposed to nominet using the agreatplacetobe.co.uk website at the present time.
     
  12. bulkcorn

    bulkcorn Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2011
    Posts:
    941
    Likes Received:
    13
    I agree. Final sales value will, however, very likely be lower than could have been without .uk intro.
     
  13. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    156
    I do see your point, in fact it galvanises their position in promoting that stance.

    The main reservation I have though is that they are allowing specified unregistered rights and as I read it this would not extend to new registrants.




    All those using existing .co.uk, .org.uk etc domain names would be granted unregistered rights under the proposed plans.
     
  14. Stephen United Kingdom

    Stephen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    13
    We are a World Beating Internet Nation

    I did watch the debate but no .uk mention or questions I'm afraid.

    It was interesting watching Ed Vaizey (well some of it!), his best quote was when talking about UK broadband:

     
  15. anthony United Kingdom

    anthony Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2006
    Posts:
    1,775
    Likes Received:
    37
    And he said it with such gusto, I think he actually believes such bullshit!
     
  16. Stephen United Kingdom

    Stephen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    13
    The Truth?

    As we are entering the phase nearing the release of the .uk consultation feedback and changes to the original plan.

    I was speculating who will be credited with the feedback that helped them change direction, it will be the wide range of companies, business organizations, stakeholders, trademark holders, large registrars, government departments, small and big businesses, charities and ordinary people that would be effected all gave them the advise on what should be done.

    No that's right, no mention of domainers!
     
  17. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    156
    Anyone got any predictions for after the 26th ?
     
  18. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,851
    Likes Received:
    618
    Nothing will happen for a while - I don't see Nominet being in any rush to annouce, and triply so if they push ahead with direct.uk in the face of overwhelming opinion.
     
  19. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    156
  20. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2007
    Posts:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    156
    There must be some speculative leaks.

    It's eerily quiet.