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Massive #Brexit sale : #Nominet inventory of dot .UK #domains at #Sedo

Nominet customers are auctioning off their dot .UK domains at Sedo, a premium sponsor of DomainGang. After the grandfathering of .UK domains to .co.uk registrants ended on June 25, the domain inventory is being up for grabs by Nominet customers. While dot .UK domains, and British domains in general aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, many […]

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UK’s #Nominet refers to “The Register” publication as “fake news”

The Register, a UK based, tech industry publication that has been around well before many British domainers wore diapers, was tagged as “fake news” by Nominet’s CEO. In an article titled “The Trouble with Fake News,” Nominet’s Russell Haworth delivers a response to an article covering the British Nominet’s current activities as the official source […]

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Fuchs against non-Fuchs : Nominet clears domain owner over .CO.UK debate

Fuchs is the German word for “fox” and a common surname of German origin; the registrant of Fuchs.co.uk has been holding on it for several years. A man named Christian Fuchs, who just so happen to bear the exact same name as a Leicester soccer player, attempted to get the domain from its registrant. Fuchs’s […]

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Friday shocker : Minds+Machines offloads registrar business to Uniregistrar and Nominet

Minds+Machines has come to an agreement with two domain industry behemoths, effectively offloading its domain business. First, in agreement with Nominet, the managers of .uk will be taking over the management and operations of up to 28 TLDs from the Minds+Machines portfolio. In another agreement, Uniregistrar will be taking over its registrar operation, mindsandmachines.com. Under […]

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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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