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Brexit : Britain out of the EU – What this means for British domainers

My goodness me! The advocates of Britain’s exit from the European Union have finally gotten their wish. According to the referendum that took place yesterday across the UK, approximately 52% of the vote is in favor of leaving the European Union, which Great Britain joined in 1973. Sadly, Britain’s departure will affect the economy in […]

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Real Business: Ignore gTLDs at your peril

The British publication, Real Business, presents a grim picture about the future of businesses that opt to ignore the onslaught of gTLDs. Launched by Caspian Media in 1997, Real Business is the most read publication in the UK for high growth businesses, with 20,000 twitter followers and 125,000 monthly visitors. The article about the effect […]

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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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Dot .nurse enters the gTLD Medical universe for domain names

Since ICANN opened the floodgates of gTLD applications, several new players join the market weekly. The latest one supersedes prior existing medical applications by .med and .rx by seeking approval of the dot .nurse gTLD. “There is a vast interest in the UK where the profession of the nurse is well-respected and thoroughly rewarded”, said […]

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After Wales, Scotland considers registering localized gTLD

A few days ago we wrote how Nominet, the .uk registry is polling the interest of the Welsh government in the UK. The idea is to create a Welsh TLD – or .Cymru in the Welsh language. It seems now that Scotland is considering showing its regional pride by requesting .Scot as a TLD. The […]

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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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Time for the .co.uk to split up in geo TLDs?

Nominet – the handlers of the .uk top level domain which includes the popular .co.uk TLD– has approached the local government of Wales, seeking permission for a Welsh TLD application. Should the motion be approved, Nominet will be financing the ICANN application – currently priced at $185,000 – in order to secure the Welsh TLD. […]

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