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June, 2010

  • 1 June

    Nominet survey on two letter .uk domains

    Nominet’s Policy Advisory Board (PAB) has stated that two-letter .uk domains should be allowed to registered, and to this effect Nominet is running a survey on two letter, one character and other short domain names. Nominet says: The current rules for registering .uk domain names do not allow the registration …

May, 2010

  • 21 May

    Methane-powered data center under construction in UK

    As most companies look to renewable energy sources like wind and and water, data center firm Infinity is building a facility to take advantage of a much different power source: methane from cows. The company is building a data center in East Anglia, England that will use biomaterial from local …

April, 2010

  • 12 April

    UK government gains power over registrars

    While the passing of the Digital Economy Bill by Parliament last week changes quite a few things, one of more important inclusions in the legislation deals with domain registrars. Among other things, the government now has the right to regulate any “UK-related” domain registrar. Most notably, this includes Nominet, the …

March, 2010

  • 18 March

    SOCA calls for better WHOIS accuracy

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    Citing recent statistics issued by ICANN stating that 3/4 of WHOIS data is inaccurate, Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is calling for more rigorous accuracy requirements. SOCA says it is too easy for organised crime to fake domain contact data and wants ICANN to make falsifying contact data more …

December, 2009

  • 9 December

    UK police shut down 1200 .co.uk domains

    The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) announced today that it, in conjunction with the .uk registry, has shut down more than 1200 .co.uk domains. The domains in question were used by organised criminal networks for scamming. Many contained fake online stores where consumers could order designer goods for low …

November, 2009

  • 23 November

    UK could obtain right to nationalize domain registries

    The Digital Economy Bill, currently in Parliament, could have major implications on the domain industry. It contains a broad clause that, if approved, will give the government the right to nationalize any failing domain registry based in the UK. Some domainers are crying foul over this, but in my opinion, …

  • 4 November

    Report: 77% of UK residents prefer .uk over .com

    A report released this week by Nominet, the operator of the .uk ccTLD, shows that Britons hold a strong liking for their .uk extension. According to the study, 77% prefer it over .com. So far this year, .uk has grown 10.7%. Though this is the same as the average growth …

October, 2009

  • 1 October

    New media advertising report is good news for domainers

    A report on advertising spending conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that UK advertisers have spent more money on Internet advertising so far this year than on television adverts. In all, the web accounts for 23.5% of advertising expenditure, or £1.75 billion. Still a dominant power, …

August, 2009

  • 18 August

    FTC: Company Tried to Trick UK Customers

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pursuing litigation against a California-based company called Balls of Kryptonite for allegedly using using websites on two .co.uk country domains to trick UK customers into thinking the company was local. According to the charges, the company had two domains, bestpricebrands.co.uk and bitesizedeals.co.uk, and used …

  • 17 August

    UK Businessman in Heated Dispute Over .AE Domain

    As if the .ae top-level domain craze could stand to get more sensational, Michael Reed, a businessman from the United Kingdom, is complaining that the UAE domain regulator, .aeDA unlawfully took back a domain he had legitimately registered. The domain in question is Irena.ae. Reed owns a 12-year-old trademark for …