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Brexit.com owner wants how much for the domain?

It’s over, it’s done: Britain voted itself out of the European Union, after 43 years as a member. The so-called “Brexit” won’t happen overnight, and the next two years will bring many changes in the political scene in the UK, and Europe. Is it too late to sell the domains Brexit.com and Brexit.co.uk? Their owner […]

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Popular drop-catching service for .co.uk domains ends public access

DropSystem.co.uk, a service of Hubbard Media, announced that it’s ending the availability of its public domain catching services, effective February 1st, 2014. Citing changes in the British domain market, along with the introduction of .uk domain names, DropSystem will sustain a strategic change of focus and will utilize its resources strictly for private use. DropSystem.co.uk […]

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Royal baby Prince ‘Philip Alexander’ born

Kate Middleton has produced a great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II; the third in line to the British throne is a boy. The name has been announced as Prince Philip Alexander Windsor, a name that was chosen to honor Royal Consort Philip and Alexander the Great – the Greek conqueror. “We could not have been happier, […]

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The Queen honors British Domainer during Olympic speech

The XXX Olympiad is officially on, after an epic opening ceremony that lasted five hours. During the launch extravaganza, the British demonstrated their approximately 1,000 year long history, which began with Robin Hood stealing from the rich to feed the poor. Roughly 800 years later, Lord Elgin demonstrated the opposite, by stealing the marbles of […]

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Your way or Ben Way: The rise, fall and rebirth of a young dot com millionaire

MakingRain.com is not about nature or the environment. It’s the web site of a start-up incubator, called “The Rainmakers” that leads emerging start-up companies to market. Its founder, Ben Way, started his first company ‘Quad‘, a computer consultancy, at the tender age of 15. Before turning 17 he had raised 25 million British pounds, and […]

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New UK Domain Forum launches

A new domain forum that focuses on the British range of TLDs has been launched. Aptly named “UK Domain Forum“, it’s accessible in the Old Albion and the global Internet community by visiting http://www.ukdomainforum.co.uk The discussion sections include: .UK Domains for sale .UK Expiring domains .UK Web sites for sale .UK Domain and web site […]

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‘Domaining’ and ‘Domainer’ now in the Oxford Dictionary

It only took 20 years to materialize, but recognition finally arrived in the form of a letter from the Oxford University. All the effort that Sammy Ilias-Roth put into it, the long analysis of data and Internet trends, the linguistic support and numerous letters eventually paid off. The words “Domaining” and “Domainer” will be in […]

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About bloody time: Nominet to offer multi-year registrations and renewals

Nominet, the holding entity of the .uk namespace announced in a press release today that they will be offering multi-year registrations and renewals. “The new multi-year registration periods will offer greater choice for registrants, who can secure their domain for a longer term without worrying about regular renewals. It also gives registrars the opportunity to […]

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DomainLore.co.uk forgives shill bidder that bid on own domain auction

British domain auction house DomainLore.co.uk has amended their original announcement, naming and shaming a shill bidder who attempted to pump an auction’s selling price. The updated announcement reads as follows: A shill bidder was detected attempting to place a bid (if there are any more of those left, please remember, this auction site will not […]

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Bloody lovely! British bidder attempts to shill bid on own domain

The British owned web site DomainLore – a marketplace for .co.uk domain names – has posted an announcement, outing a shill bidder who attempted to place bids on their own domains being auctioned. This practice is known as “shill bidding” and it’s grounds for account termination in all major auction venues, including eBay. The text […]

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