Watch out for your [.]uk domain getting poached

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by I_DO_MARKETING, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. I_DO_MARKETING

    I_DO_MARKETING UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Just a quick reminder to everyone that Nominet's right of first refusal on the top level UK domain equivalent of your dot Co dot UK domain will be free for any old Herbert to register come 10 June this year.

    Get your domain name orders in now before I do!
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: I_DO_MARKETING Member since: Oct 24, 2015
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So how do the domains get poached?
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. I_DO_MARKETING

    I_DO_MARKETING UKBF Regular Free Member

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    After the end of the 5-year 'right of first refusal' all co.uk and other uk domains will be available for anyone to register as the top-level .uk , so if you own widgets.co.uk and have for years, this June someone can come along and register widgets.uk and use that themselves.

    .uk was made available in 2014 so many people will have forgotten about it by now. Nominet did say they would have an 'outreach program' to remind people, but we're getting close and I've not seen anything yet.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: I_DO_MARKETING Member since: Oct 24, 2015
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So you cannot register it again yourself?
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  5. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Thanks for the reminder. Alex
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
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  6. I_DO_MARKETING

    I_DO_MARKETING UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes you can. Until the 10 June, anyone who has .co.uk ltd.uk. me.uk, org.uk etc are the only people who can register the .uk version. As soon as the 5-year period is up it's available to everyone.

    I should think Nominet will heavily side with the original registrants in dispute cases, but if you have a very generic domain like televisions.co.uk or carsforsale.co.uk it's going to be fairly hard to claim abusive registration from someone else selling televisions or cars.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: I_DO_MARKETING Member since: Oct 24, 2015
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So not so much poaching as people buying what becomes available for sale.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. I_DO_MARKETING

    I_DO_MARKETING UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Very true.

    People who don't take the domain for themselves will likely cry foul though when they see what they feel should be their domain appearing in the search results. People are funny like that.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: I_DO_MARKETING Member since: Oct 24, 2015
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  9. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Thanks for that. Will keep an eye out for what I can buy.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  10. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  11. 14Steve14

    14Steve14 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I am hoping that a competitor of one of my businesses forgets as I want the domain for myself. Not long to wait now then.
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2019 By: 14Steve14 Member since: May 18, 2010
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  12. jrwatson

    jrwatson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    This happened to me.
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2019 By: jrwatson Member since: Mar 28, 2019
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