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Video: – A great Place to Be (by Fasthosts)

By at November 19, 2012 | 10:47 pm | 0 Comment

.co.UK a great place to be – a video created by Fasthosts in partnership with Nominet and featuring the Thregothnan company and their domain name.


Video removed by YouTube about .UK: Dear MP (13/11/2012)

By at November 14, 2012 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

View the video that was removed by YouTube about the .UK consultation for legal reasons: Dear MP – Please Defend Me From Nominet


Nominet Trademark Application for

By at November 5, 2012 | 10:33 pm | 0 Comment

See what Nominet are applying for:
Nominet: trademark – Case details for Trade Mark 2631157

Nominet .UK Proposals , Trademarks & Domains Nominet Consultation on .UK

By at November 4, 2012 | 4:11 pm | 0 Comment

Oxford Based Nominet consults on future of .UK Internet

Nominet .UK Consultation

Nominet: Acting Chair of Nominet’s Policy Stakeholder Committee asks Direct.UK consultation feedback

By at November 4, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Have your say on a significant development for the UK internet

Nominet .UK Consultation Nominet To Introduce .UK, problems for CO.Uk

By at November 4, 2012 | 12:04 pm | 0 Comment

Discussion on SEOChat about Nominet: Nominet To Introduce .UK, problems for CO.Uk (started on

Domain Forums

Video: Dear MP – Please Defend Me From Nominet (31/10/2012)

By at November 3, 2012 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

YouTube Video: Dear MP – Please Defend Me From Nominet by Martin Bishop.


Video: “Nominet and the truth – What they don’t tell you in the press release” (29/10/2012)

By at November 2, 2012 | 4:15 pm | 0 Comment

A Video about Nominet and the impact on businesses of .UK as currently proposed: Nominet and the truth – What they don’t tell you in the press release (by abmcelln)


Trademarks – Your Friend?

By at November 2, 2012 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

Trademark law is complex and varies from country to country.
It is also open to abuse.

Nominet’s current consultation on Direct.UK – the release of domain names directly under .UK (eg. BBC.UK) aims to give trademark holders priority over existing domain holders in the allocation of names.

Before you read further please have a look at why respected domain investor Edwin Hayward thinks this is a bad idea.

Below a few articles about trademarks:
Spring 2012 – Beating Trademark Squatters At Their Own Game
Spring 2012 – Website Hits Not Enough to Prove Goodwill in UK (relevant to non-trademark holders)

Trademarks & Domains

Dnjournal: Nominet May Offer .UK Domains That Cost 800% More Than .CO.UK (01/10/12)

By at October 27, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Dnjournal writes “Apparently not a believer in the old axiom, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” Nominet is now considering opening up second level registrations (such as under a program they are calling

Naturally, such a development would immediately devalue the millions of domains held by British businesses and individuals who would need to try to acquire the .uk version to protect their online identities. Unfortunately the Nominet proposal provides no grandfather clause to protect those registrants – and, oh yes, even if they were successful in getting the .uk version of their domain, they would have to pay 800% more annually for the UK version (about £20 for the .uk compared to around £2.50 for the tried and true”.



Domain Blogs


Please note the content on this website may have been written before the final version of the release rules by Nominet. There were two consultations in October 2012 & July 2013 and the final version was published in November 2013. Dot uk was launched on 10th June 2014 and the official current .UK rules can be found here: