Trump Could Still Be President For The Next Four Years

The reason I feel this is that friends are telling me that some strange things are happening in the US, and I'm seeing some evidence of what they are ...

Top End Domain Names For Sale Becoming Rare

 Over the last 12-18 months, the number of top-quality domain names (.co.uk and .uk) coming up for sale on the open market has decreased substant...

Open Warfare Between Domain Catchers?

Seems that good old fashioned war has broken out between domain catchers, and thankfully I'm not involved in this one.

I don't really want to touch too much on what is going on, but I do want to comment on why it is going on and that is probably because of the lack of oversight from Nominet. As far as I know, they have made no public statements on the issue. 

Nominet Washes Its Hands of The Drop System

How did Nominet take a broken drop system and make it worse? Identifying multi-taggers as a problem, then giving them a helping hand takes some doing. Currently, Nominet has a broken drop system; some things that are broken can be fixed; others just can't. The tech holes can be fixed, the ability to have multiple tags can't. I've been through this ...

Nominet Drops The Auction Model As Option

Nominet has released an interim statement in which they confirm that they won't be pursuing an auction model for their premium expired domain names.  "Firstly, we will not pursue an auction model. While a proportion of responses from a wide range of sectors including the drop–catching market supported this approach, the prevailing view wa...

Don't use the DAC Flaw

When I first published the DAC flaw a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure if others were still using it or not. I have never used it myself. Since then I have heard that Nominet are now actively monitoring the DAC and will take action against anyone they find usingthe flaw, or having used it. Apparently it was confirmed yesterday by Nominet's Head of Lega...

New Catching Flaw - Part 2

I wouldn't want to get too deep into speculating and conspiracy theories but since I had posted details about the flaw, I started to think a little about how I would have set it up if I wanted to take advantage of it. Maybe this is what has been going on with a particular person. Now, this is speculation; there is no evidence for it that I kno...

New Nominet drop catching flaw revealed?

On Saturday, I received an anonymous email with details of a new catching flaw at Nominet. They asked that I would publish it on my blog. I have done a bit of digging, and it all seems viable. I don’t know who sent it, they have stated their motivations for posting it and I have no reasons to doubt them. I have never used it and no intentions of do...

Time To Auction Nominet’s Drops? Sadly Yes

A fortnight ago Nominet announced a new consultation on proposals to change the way .uk domain names drop. The mention of auctions seems to have caused concern for many. Declaration of interests I am a drop catcher, over the years I have made good returns catching domain names. At the same time, I am also an end-user, buying domain names for develo...

Katie Hopkin's just killed Twitter? #Twexit

If I had any idea how to short sell, I'd be short-selling the life out of Twitter stock right about now. Banning Katie Hopkin's has just broken the camels back and now a Twexit is trending. They must have lost over 500,000 real followers in the last 24 hours and more are following. It just goes to show that you don't need legislation to end commerc...

Sale of Tights.co.uk

There is some speculation that the sale of tights.co.uk on Domainlore.uk was not legitimate. I know both parties involved and it was a 100% genuine sale, as far as I know, they don't know each other. Even if they did, there is no chance they would have colluded or anything strange happening. They are both standup people in this industry. Without th...

Goodbye Twitter

I have finally decided to call it a day on Twitter - @GreyWingUK is no more, closing my account after 3 or 4 long years. The final straw was their censorship of Katie Hopkins, as many of you know I don't do censorship. Continuing on Twitter meant I was in agreement with their practices, I didn't want to be associated with that. During the lockdown,...

England Cricket Team had CoronaVirus in South Africa?

In my quest to show that we are in the second wave of Covid-19, I've found more anecdotal evidence. This time the English Cricket Team caught it in South Africa in December 2019. My first story related to Covid-19 being in the UK in our autumn can be found here  The English Cricket team were forced to reschedule a number of matches due to what is b...

Did you have CoronaVirus in 2019?

There are increasing claims that a strain of COVID-19 may have been in the UK late 2019. If true, it may answer some questions about this outbreak. I understand that a lot of you will be reading information from multiple sources, so I aim to keep this first section very brief, I'll go into much more detail later. Also please forgive me if it doesn'...

Direct Admin v cPanel

Like most, I recently heard that cPanel has announced substantial price hikes. Many out there are now contemplating Direct Admin as an alternative. I have been running Direct Admin for the last two years and can give a little bit of insight into it. Going back to the beginning, I was a cPanel user up until 2017. I changed to Direct Admin because I ...

24 hours in and .uk Trademark brown stuff hits fan?

Well, it's been less than 24 hours, and the brown stuff of .uk is already hitting the trademark fan. At least one name has already been placed into a suspended status. Barclaysmoney.uk now has the title of being one of the first to be immediately suspended. Something tells me that more are on their way. Now did Barclays complain? Did Nom do that th...

.uk rights and fake tags

I've not been following the .uk launch all that closely, I know there is a little bit of upset at the launch process. It is something I'm not getting involved in, and I didn't even sign the recent petition against the release process. What I did notice though, is that people are making a point out of new tags appearing. It is a fair point that if t...

Adsense Secretly Defrauded Us Every Month

This is a heads up for those of you that run make a bit extra by hosting Adsense adverts and how they are defrauding publishers.  The background of our gripe is this. Every day we see how much we have earned through people clicking on adverts that we host on behalf of Google.  Everything seems ok and we get paid at the end of the following month. I...

Acorn Domains Censors Nominet Domain Catching Flaw

Why does Acorn Domains delete interesting threads that protect certain members and their own interests? Like the one, they just deleted yesterday that revealed a significant flaw in Nominet's drop catching system? The Nominet DAC Flaw. That is what happened yesterday. Someone revealed the domain catching flaw and like a flick of a light switch, Aco...

Domainers Losing Their Credibility On Revoke Brexit Petition

I'm watching people who I once respected in this industry lose their credibility by referring to the revoke Article 50 Brexit petition which is on the Governments website.  We are in an industry where the power of bots is well known, it is what powers the drop catching world. All of a sudden once credible individuals (one especially) are disregardi...