The M & A activity in the hosting and domain markets continues. Earlier today it was announced that The Hut Group has acquired UK2. The Hut Group isn't in the hosting or domain name space directly, but as a global e-commerce company would be a big consumer of infrastructure to support its brands, which include Zavvi and IWOOT: This represents a unique strategic … [Read more...] about UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group
The .london domain registry has been working hard over the past year to build on its "local" roots. As you can expect the .london domain name is meant to be for people and businesses in London, so their site is full of examples and testimonies of London based businesses and people and how they use their .london domain name. Earlier this year the registry launched the .london … [Read more...] about Dot London Running Twitter Based Advent Giveaway
2010 is the year that .com celebrates 25 years, but it's also the year the .uk marks a quarter of a century.Over 25 years the .uk namespace has grown and grown to become one of the most widely used addresses on the internet outside of .comThe growth pattern is quite interesting.During the first 11 years only 26 thousand domains were registered. One million names were in the … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday .uk!
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 UK's Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a number of complaints brought against Domain Registry of America (DROA). In a recent ruling the UK regulator's decision includes responses from DROA and is worth reading. The complaint centred around three complaints: Three recipients believed the mailing was misleading because it appeared to be a bill requiring … [Read more...] about Domain Registry Of America Get Slapped In UK