Nominet, the .uk Registry has announced today that from summer 2014 you will be able to have your website address ending in just .uk The new shorter, memorable .uk extension will be offered in addition to the existing .co.uk, .org.uk & .me.uk extensions that we are all familiar with. The finer details are still being released, but the new .uk domain name will be available for registration from next year. Domain name owners that have an existing .co.uk domain name will have the first right to the matching domain in .uk, and a “right of first refusal” for 5 years. … Continue readingcontinue reading Nominet say yes, you can have your name.uk
This week we dropped off our van-load of goodies at the Worcester Foodbank, which were very kindly donated by our staff and company during last week’s Charity Collection week. In total, we collected 145 kilos! I went with my colleagues Laura and Mike to meet Colin from the Foodbank and his team of volunteers, who showed us around their premises in the centre of Worcester. It’s both heart-warming and heart breaking to hear some of the stories Colin has to tell about the huge variety of people and reasons why the Foodbank is so important. Colin believes we are all … Continue readingcontinue reading names.co.uk donate 145 kilos of food to the Worcester Foodbank!
Big news today is being reported by major news channels such as Sky News & the BBC, after London & Partners, the promotional agency for London, sent out a press release saying a contract has been signed with ICANN to launch the new .london domain extension. http://www.londonandpartners.com/media-centre/press-releases/2013/131115-new-london-web-domain-gets-the-go-ahead In the announcement, London & Partners say we should expect to see the .london extension open to take registrations by Spring or Summer 2014. We’ve checked the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) contract list, but at the time of this post under “L”, we can see .land, .lighting, .limo & … Continue readingcontinue reading New gTLDs update: .london is on the horizon!
Following on from last week’s post confirming the first new domain extensions to launch and on what dates, we can now confirm the dates for the second batch of new extensions launching soon. The following batch of new extensions will start their Sunrise periods (for Trademark holders only) on December 3rd 2013, running until January 31st 2014: .camera, .equipment, .estate, .gallery, .graphics, .lighting, .photography General Availability will commence on February 5th 2014 where, again, in the first seven days domains will be available at a higher price, scaling down until standard General Availability pricing begins. As soon as we have news on … Continue readingcontinue reading New gTLDs Update: Say CHEESE for the .camera!
A few weeks ago we posted an update on estimated launch dates for the first batch of new domain extensions, following information we had received from Donuts (one of the most active applicants in the programme who are planning to launch hundreds of new domain extensions). We now have confirmation that the following extensions will start their Sunrise periods (exclusively for trademark owners) on November 26th 2013, running until January 24th 2014: .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles, .ventures Following the Sunrise period will be a general availability phase on January 29th 2014, wherein the first seven days domains will … Continue readingcontinue reading New gTLDs Update – Lucky Number Seven
It may have taken a while but the launch of hundreds of new domain extensions is now due to start, adding significant choice – and complexity – to the Internet. In the summer we posted updates about the estimated timeline but now we have the clearest indication yet of what will be the first new domain extensions to launch and when this might be. As a quick recap, there were over 1,900 applications from organisations to run their own generic domain extension, including generic terms available for public registration (such as .web and .online) and brands who wish to have … Continue readingcontinue reading New gTLDs Update – What you need to know