Guardian: Nominet’s plans to launch the .uk domain – good or bad for UK business?

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Do you have plans to purchase a .co.uk domain for your business? Adam Grunwerg thinks you might want to think again:

Nominet, the non-profit organisation responsible for managing the UK namespace, recently launched a three-month consultation on a direct.uk domain name service, which means you’ll soon be able to register UK names at the second level – in the forma yourbusiness.uk – in 2013.

The new .uk domain service will provide a shorter string for UK businesses and has plans to include a number of security benefits to promote a secure UK namespace, which includes UK address verification, daily malware monitoring and a digital signature.

However, the current proposal for the new direct.uk domains and the release structure has caused significant backlash from Nominet’s main stakeholders – especially registrars, UK businesses and the domain community.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2012/dec/13/nominet-plans-direct-uk-domain

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