18 Jun '13, 4pm

Nominet reconsiders second level .uk domains (and it may be good for domainers)

New plan gives rights to existing domain registrants and offers lower pricing. Nominet, the registry behind the .uk namespace for the United Kingdom, has put forth a new plan to offer second level domains to the public. Currently, registrations are only available at the third level. The group’s previous proposal to offer domains such as example.uk instead of example.co.uk was shelved in February after a number of stakeholders lodged complaints about the program. The earlier proposal wouldn’t have given priority to existing third level .uk domain holders. It also had a planned wholesale cost of £20 per domain per year, which is about ten times the cost of a third level registration. The new plan, now open to community feedback, would give priority to the owner of a third level domain. If you own example.co.uk, .org.uk, etc. you’d get first dibs on example.uk. In the event t...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/06/18/nominet-reconsiders-...

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