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    News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Shorter and simpler, will save three keystrokes many times a day.
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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    what was original reason for co.uk?

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Interesting I may buy up the ones for my sites.

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Smikis View Post
    what was original reason for co.uk?
    UK commercial. As opposed to UK govt., non-gov or academic.

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Interestingly, the British Library already uses a .uk domain name and has been for many years!

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Smikis View Post
    what was original reason for co.uk?
    The same reason we have .ac.uk .org.uk and .gov.uk

    It's disappointing really, this is nothing other than a new cash-cow for nominet.

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Depending on price (I never trust 'announcement' prices lol) I'll likely grab the uk version of my business .co.uk domain, purely so another business doesn't grab it and try to be 'me'. After that I'll just shove a redirect to my .co.uk domain so they'll all end up at the same address as before lol.

    Do I think it's needed, no but I'm sure nominet needs another source of income

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Can UK individuals still opt-out of WHOIS under this new domain if they're non-trading?

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    /buys hexus.uk

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Smikis View Post
    what was original reason for co.uk?
    It's the UK .com (commercial) - standards were weak but co = commerical. E.g Foo & Co. A lot of other countries use .co, some use com like .com.au (silly aussies).

    Of course a big boost to the Colombian registrar, people mostly only buy .co to protect their brand from mis-types ending up somewhere porny. Maybe the .co domain is also why .com came into being rather than make Columbia feel sad because they couldn't have a nice 2 letter domain.

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    It's the UK .com (commercial) - standards were weak but co = commerical. E.g Foo & Co. A lot of other countries use .co, some use com like .com.au (silly aussies).

    Of course a big boost to the Colombian registrar, people mostly only buy .co to protect their brand from mis-types ending up somewhere porny. Maybe the .co domain is also why .com came into being rather than make Columbia feel sad because they couldn't have a nice 2 letter domain.
    On a related note I'd be so sad if the Cook islands ever decide to alter their domain :/

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Cog View Post
    On a related note I'd be so sad if the Cook islands ever decide to alter their domain :/
    Presumably they don't have a .co !

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    Re: News - Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name in summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Presumably they don't have a .co !
    They do!

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