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.uk understanding the consequences

By at December 6, 2012 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

What is wrong with the Nominet .uk proposal?
By Stephen Wilde – December 2012
On first look looks more attractive than Similarly, “extra security” sounds good conceptually. However, this simplistic view glosses over the overwhelmingly negative consequences to existing businesses, consumer trust, and the UK internet economy, once you examine the details of the proposal.
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Nominet’s roundtable discussion in Glasgow

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Escrivo attended Nominet’s round-table discussion in Glasgow yesterday and they thought it would be interesting to document a few notes made during the session. The session was attended by a number of developers and Nominet registrars, as well as representatives from some large UK brands, a domain investor, and a number of IP lawyers  Read more here


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Dnjournal: Nominet May Offer .UK Domains That Cost 800% More Than .CO.UK (01/10/12)

By at October 27, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Dnjournal writes “Apparently not a believer in the old axiom, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” Nominet is now considering opening up second level registrations (such as under a program they are calling

Naturally, such a development would immediately devalue the millions of domains held by British businesses and individuals who would need to try to acquire the .uk version to protect their online identities. Unfortunately the Nominet proposal provides no grandfather clause to protect those registrants – and, oh yes, even if they were successful in getting the .uk version of their domain, they would have to pay 800% more annually for the UK version (about £20 for the .uk compared to around £2.50 for the tried and true”.



Domain Blogs After Raising Over $4.5 Million Selling 1 & 2 Letter .Co.Uk Domains, Nominet Proposes .UK Domains (01/10/12)

By at October 25, 2012 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Michael Berkens of asks the question that will be on the mind of every participant of last year’s Nominet 1 & 2 Letter Domain Auction – as well as their legal representatives:
After Raising Over $4.5 Million Selling 1 & 2 Letter .Co.Uk Domains, Nominet Proposes .UK Domains

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ComputerWeekly: Verified domain names to transform UK competitiveness? (17/10/12)

By at October 19, 2012 | 10:48 am | 0 Comment

Philipp Weekly asks in ComputerWeekly:

Will verified domain names do more than UK/EU policy to transform UK competitiveness as a location for globally trusted on-line business?
(17th October 2012)

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EuroDNS: Go directly to .UK, do not pass .CO (15/10/12)

By at October 16, 2012 | 8:25 pm | 0 Comment

EuroDNS highlight the pitfalls of the planned release of .UK domain names: Go directly to .UK, do not pass .CO

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ComputerWorldUK: Nominet: a website, by any other name, would be more secure? (05/10/12)

By at October 15, 2012 | 2:48 pm | 0 Comment

Security expert Alec Muffet on Nominet: a website, by any other name, would be more secure? (ComputerWorldUK – 5th October 2012)

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DomainIncite: Goodbye to .co? Nominet ponders releasing second-level .uk domains (01/10/12)

By at October 15, 2012 | 1:16 pm | 0 Comment

Nominet wants to let UK companies register domain names directly under .uk for the first time.   The company today launched a major consultation, seeking industry and internet users’ input on a plan to open up the second level to verified British businesses.

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Please note the content on this website may have been written before the final version of the release rules by Nominet. There were two consultations in October 2012 & July 2013 and the final version was published in November 2013. Dot uk was launched on 10th June 2014 and the official current .UK rules can be found here: