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    News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    People often try and buy .uk domains but they don’t exist, yet.
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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    Seriously? £20/year for a new version of a domain I already own, or risk someone else squatting my well-chosen domain name?

    Thanks nominet, great deal there

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    *buys scaryjim.uk* Pay me noaw!

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    Lol was just thinking that myself - one more domain for companies to buy.

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    why was it .co.uk instead of .uk in the first place?

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    Well, you've got .org.uk for organisations, .gov.uk for government, .ac.uk for academic institutions, .co.uk for companies.

    And then the USA decided that they were far too important to adhere to that system, so theirs make no sense at all, and now they've basically decided to give up any pretence of control and let you have whatever domain name you want.

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    and where does all the money go??

    Who initailly owns all the domain names, to sell them in the first place??
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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    and where does all the money go??

    Who initailly owns all the domain names, to sell them in the first place??
    ICANN is the central body.

    I would assume that the money from domain names goes towards upkeep of ICANN.

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    Re: News - Shorter .uk internet domain names proposed by Nominet

    “not a money marking exercise”
    Oops, a Freudian slip there?

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