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Reserved .UK Domains available to the public

Labeled as discuss in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching started by Craig Davison, May 16, 2019.

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  1. Craig Davison

    Craig Davison New Member

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    As you might be aware. On the 1st July 2019, any .uk domains that have not been claimed by their respective co.uk owners will be able to be registered by the public.

    This means that if the owner of example.co.uk hasn't claimed example.uk it would be available to register.

    Are there any dropcatching tools or methods we can use to register these quickly in-bulk/

    At the moment I have only found two services:
    - dropped.uk
    - domainrecover.net

    Are there any more services for this? Or are you guys following any more strategies on the 1st July?
     
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  2. Dynadot

    Dynadot Established Member Dynadot Staff ICA Member VIP

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    We'll also be offering backorders for the .UK releases on July 1st, but at this time we don't have any further information on that unfortunately. We'll have more information closer to the time, and that should also be included in our newsletter.
     
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  4. Muhaysen

    Muhaysen Established Member

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    After they have registered all sort names one , two and three letters and others, they have decided to allowed for public .Until end of 2018 you can find one N / L domain available but they blocked public registration, now one N / L available for $1,000,0000

    ... This is the story
     
  5. Brian Klug

    Brian Klug Established Member

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    Stage 1 begins July 1st.
    Stage 2 begins July 8th.

    The instructions (https://www.theukdomain.uk/do-i-have-uk-rights/) are somewhat confusing as to what stage 1 vs 2 actually mean.

    Stage 2 says "at or after 14:00 BST" which is UK time of course. There is no timezone indication about Stage 1.

    Stage 1 is supposedly for "previously reserved" but not registered domains, and stage 2 is for the rest. Stage 1 doesn't make sense to me. They had 5 years to register their names. Not sure how a name can be reserved without registering it, and I don't know how to tell if one is "reserved". And if it was reserved, can it be registered by someone else during Stage 1? Instructions unclear.

    It is after July 1st in the UK but I'm not able to register airport.uk which is available. That could be for multiple reasons. 1) They forgot to mention it won't work until 14:00 BST in the Stage 1 instructions 2) it really can't be registered until the 8th, in Stage 2.

    If I was a conspiracy nut, I'd have thought the instructions were intentionally confusing and missing information (like times) so the guy writing the instructions and his friends can profit off secret knowledge lol.
     
  6. jideofor

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    Uk people are not interested in that extension. That is the reality on ground.

    Anybody who ends up buying those backorder will have their money tied up for a very long time, spanning over 10 years, and that is if there is hope of generating interest.

    As long as UK are not interested in the extension, then it's not a wise investment.

    I had placed over 40 carefully picked names on backorder but I deleted all on discovering that UK Internet users don't want it.

    And based on my experience with those guys from that side of the world, they don't spend money easily unlike Americans.

    It's not a wise investment IMO... Companies are just gonna make money off you.
     
  7. Brian Klug

    Brian Klug Established Member

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    Very interesting. I wonder if that might change after it opens up - I mean - nobody has been able to register any .uk domains yet (unless they also owned the .co.uk).

    I 100% believe you right now ... but who knows what will happen in a year or two. Hard to judge demand for a product that hasn't really been released yet.
     
  8. Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Unless, they change it .uk requires to be a UK resident to own it. So, the new policy does me no good as I'm in USA.
     
  9. jmcc

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    Nominet decided that those domain names that were registered in .co.uk and some other subdomains could register these reserved names. If they did not exercise that right and register them, then they would be made available after the deadline passed. Most businesses waited until the last few weeks.

    This link might help:

    https://www.nominet.uk/reserved-uk-rights-faqs/

    Regards...jmcc
     
  10. Dynadot

    Dynadot Established Member Dynadot Staff ICA Member VIP

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    This is no longer a requirement for .UK domains, so residents of other countries such as the USA are now able to register .UK domains.
     

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