29 Oct '12, 11am

Speaking out against the Nominet proposed release of second level .UK domains

Most businesses use .co.uk, and 93% of UK names are .co.uk [...] these [second level] names will not be offered to the owners of .co.uk (e.g. the BBC would not automatically get BBC.uk) Instead priority will be given to trademark holders. Sounds fair to you? Read here why this is a bad idea. Existing domain owners will have to prove that they are entitled to the matching .uk domain name, or buy it at auction (if it hasn’t already been taken by a trademark holder) This will cause uncertainty and confusion, and risks damaging trust in .co.uk and hurting UK businesses [Due to the higher proposed annual registration fees] the direct cost to UK businesses will be at least £50,000,000 per year, and associated adjustment costs could run to £billions. This estimate does not account for auction income from domain names that several parties are interested in. Other countries went ab...

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