Analysis of .uk domain registration trends

September 29, 2014

Tweet With .uk domains on the market since 10 June, and the upcoming launch of the new .nz extension into the New Zealand market on 30 September, it seemed like an appropriate time to look at .uk registration trends. To date, little quantitative data has been available on the subject. 16,729 domains in Alexa’s list […]

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Looking back at Nine Worlds

August 13, 2014

Tweet This past weekend, I attended the Nine Worlds Geekfest convention at the Radisson Blu Edwardian near Heathrow airport. The convention website explains the event thus: “It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.” Now, that’s a pretty good start, but there’s one crucial word […]

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How well are top websites making use of their new .uk domains?

June 28, 2014

Tweet Are top websites making good use of their new .uk domain, or are they squandering the opportunity or even sending free traffic to a third party? Here’s an early look at the .uk winners and losers. There are 205 .co.uk sites listed within Alexa’s list of the top 20,000 websites in the world. Of […]

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What does your domain name say about your business?

June 25, 2014

Tweet Imagine you’re wandering the floor of a tradeshow. It’s hot and crowded. Not much oxygen, way too much noise and body odour. Your eyes dart left and right, alighting on a flashing billboard here, a lurid banner there. Sales staff call out from booths as you pass. The deeper you get into the event […]

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In their own words: 87 successful business owners talk about the importance of their generic and exact match domain names

March 28, 2014

Tweet Summary: a generic or exact match domain name is not necessarily an essential part of doing business, but having one can catapult you to the next level, and bring an instant dose of credibility that can open many doors. Tip of the hat to the original publications – it’s well worth taking the time […]

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Exact match domains can provide a significant boost to PPC ad campaigns

March 26, 2014

Tweet Not enough advice about PPC advertising optimisation takes into account the domain name, perhaps because it’s taken for granted that it’s “immutable” since there’s an existing website, with an existing web address. But nobody said you are only allowed one website! We did a test a couple of years back that showed that an […]

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The creeping miracle of technology

March 8, 2014

Tweet If you’re anything like me, you may be feeling short-changed by the present… Where is the future my childhood books promised? Of flying cars, jetpacks, and holidays spent in a toroidal space station anchored at Lagrange point? It’s easy to spot the big stuff that didn’t happen, while the little stuff that did is […]

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25 Domain Name Infographics

September 27, 2013

Tweet Here is a roundup of 25 infographics about domain names, and the domain name industry. Each link opens in a new window. Domain Name History, and Facts about Domain Names The History and Present State of Domain Names A Brief History of Internet Domains History of Domain Names Domain Names 101 27 Years of […]

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ICO warns Nominet of misdirected email danger. They should know, they’re the regulator!

September 26, 2013

Tweet In responding to Nominet’s second consultation on the possible release of .uk domain names at the second level (i.e. example.uk) the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) warns: In terms of specific security issues, we are concerned that the addition of second level .uk domains could result in confusion, and potentially lead to security incidents. For […]

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Early feedback on Nominet V2 .uk domain consultation

September 26, 2013

Tweet Here are some links to publicly available feedback documents submitted to Nominet as part of its second consultation on .uk domain names (the possible launch of domains directly under .uk, such as example.uk) which closed on September 23, 2013. Nominet has committed to publishing the responses of those who opted to make their submissions […]

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