Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Edwin, Nov 20, 2013.
I think that's already settled, .uk will establish itself given the way Nominet have decided to launch it. Big brands will adopt it, with a big advantage being shorter direct type ins on mobiles.
.uk is so much better on the end of a brand name, that's what will sway it.
Google.uk BBC.uk etc
I'd say companies may even use the .uk "switch" to relaunch sites or draw attention. Bing.uk the first big advertising campaign?
I wondered about words that end in "uk" (see: http://www.scrabblefinder.com/ends-with/uk/) to be made in the style of "del.icio.us" but the only one I quite liked is "yuk". The y.uk domain name will go to Yahoo since they already have y.co.uk
Haha, not at all. Like I mentioned elsewhere I'm still winning on this launch - just not as much as I could have. The only real bad result for me was it not taking place at all.
Me crying now would be like finding a £10 note and saying "shame it wasn't a £20" - its all free money, so I'll happily spend whatever nominet give me
Is all this accurate, especially bit where it says if you own the co.uk you get first dibs on .uk?????
Cos keep reading conflicting interpretations.
Nominet has approved plans to offer registrations directly before the "dot" in .uk, meaning people can now register website.uk as well as website.co.uk.
Ten million existing .uk customers (with, for example, either .co.uk or .org.uk) will have the option of using the shorter equivalent of their current address. There will be a five-year free reservation period to allow businesses to take up the new domain name at a convenient time, for example when the next signage or stationery change is due.
In the cases where there might be competition -- for example where one company holds website.co.uk and another holds website.org.uk, the shorter domain will be offered to .co.uk first.
The new domains will cost £3.50 for a single year registration or £2.50 for multi-year registrations -- the same price as .co.uk.
The move follows similar efforts in Germany and France, where users can buy website.de and website.fr. Nominet's existing domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .net.uk, .me.uk, .plc.uk, .ltd.uk and sch.uk) will continue to run as normal.
The domains were mooted a year ago, but were rejected after a three month consultation period because of confusion in the marketplace. However since then, Nominet has clarified its position on the new web addresses and conducted a survey that showed that 72 percent of business decision makers thought website.uk registrations should be an option, with just two percent saying they shouldn't.
If in doubt, better to look at Nominet's own material not news reports. I've already seen a number of reporting inaccuracies and over-simplifications...
Roll on 20 pages of the same thread repeating the same thing over and over again like backalong. :-(
Now .uk is decided, what are we now all going to discuss?
I've got no idea - great news today but the elation didn't quite balance that awful feeling when the consultation was first announced (plus the nearly 14 months of uncertainty). Don't think I've ever said thanks for your accomplished panellist performance a year ago - when you were a little outnumbered - and things looked quite bleak with nominet covering their ears and steaming ahead with V1. The webcast is still there for posterity:
I thought he was offering to buy you a pint?
We'll all be too busy buying and selling domains to discuss anything. I'm surprised it's not started already on AD!
New registrar agreement possibly.
So basically all info up to recently has been wrong. This is verging on a non event. If you own the .co.uk you get first dibs on the .uk for up 5 years, at the same price and that's it.
If you got a biz and can't be arsed to change your stationary etc, you still get the .uk and just don't use it?
I'm struggling to see where all the fuss is here? Anybody?
Can't wait to get whatthef.uk
... And domains that finish with 's' will now spell 's.uk'
Great news at long last! Great to come back online to this! :lol: ..... but they did put us through a great deal of 'wtf.uk'!
I liked so.uk
Tell you what is an interesting one, fc.co.uk, not owned by french connection so they wont get fc.uk
didn't they stop using that a long time ago?
It's the first bit of the title for their homepage and their twitter name etc so I assume they're still using it.
Just catching this late so while the majority are against this, we've been steamrollered by nominet and their board who see gazillions of £20's coming their way.
But its late, so is the deal, if you own the .co.uk get get the right to the .uk and you have 5 years to reg it and no-one else can have it in that time??
Separate names with a comma.