Domain name registrations directly under .uk launch tomorrow morning at 0800 London / Dublin time. Nominet, the .uk registry, have put in place a "grandfathering" system to decide who has the right to register a .uk domain name. Essentially if you have an existing .co.uk domain name registered before October 28th 2013 you get first dibs on the matching .uk domain. In fact … [Read more...] about .Uk Launches Tomorrow
Nominet, the registry that handled the UK namespace, has announced that the 8 millionth domain has been registered.The domain in question was lambethsuperhomes.org.uk, which was registered for a company in London.Impressive growth figures!However all of this positive news could be overshadowed by the "elephant in the room" - the Digital Economy Bill. … [Read more...] about Co.uk Registry Breaks The 8 Million Mark
The IE Domain Registry made some changes to their whois output before Christmas, though I didn't get a chance to mention it until now.As some of you may know the IE registration system involves manual validation of each and every application request. Each application is valid for 30 days, however previously it was impossible for a member of the public to know when an … [Read more...] about IEDR Adds More Information to Whois
Nominet has published a very detailed and comprehensive position paper on "front running". Although the paper is a mere 5 pages long it covers all the areas that the topic encompasses very well and is well worth a read.The topic of "front running" has received some publicity in the last few months. If you're not familiar with the concept Nominet's definition is helpful:Domain … [Read more...] about Nominet Position Paper on Front Running
While it is possible to register a .com for up to 10 years the same is not true of many ccTLDs.In the case of .ie for example the only registration period currently supported by the registry is one year.With .eu, which might be better described as a regional TLD, the registration period is one year also.Nominet, for reasons that I've never fully understood, offer a two year … [Read more...] about Domain Registration Periods – What is Sane?