Genesis.co.uk

We understand that there was an article in the times this week about the possible development of Genesis into a crowd funding platform for savers and mortgage borrowers to come together. We can't stress enough how far this is from going live. We are looking into it, but it is very very complex with many issues that need to be overcome.  We wouldn't...

Amazon must be regretting their pro immigrant stance in Germany

Just before Christmas, a German anti immigrant movement Pegida released a song that sold very well on Amazon. What Amazon did next is something that they might live to regret. Amazon donated the profits from selling the song to immigrant charities, a major snub, or even open mockery of those German people who had bought the song to support their st...

Joint Ventures

As we have said many times on this site, we don't sell our domain names unless it is a crazy offer. What we might be willing to do though is enter into a joint ventures with others. Names For Equity When we look at some of the names that we own, we realise that we don't have the expertise to develop them to their maximum at the moment. If you take ...

How to kick start .uk

The adoption of .uk has been a little slower than most would have hoped. Whilst I'm in no doubt that .uk will eventually become dominant, there are certain things that Nominet could do to hurry it along. It would be a great help to Nominet if they were to publish anonymised data that said that some big companies were losing xxxxx number of visitors...

GreyWing - UK Domain Name Specialists

GreyWing - UK Domain Name Specialists This site is meant to give for those interested a small glimpse at what it is that we do here, or what we don't do rather. We don't work with external clients, we are not an agency that takes on web design clients. We only work on our own in-house projects, buying branded domain names and building businesses on...

Exactly Why Nominet Shouldn't Be A Membership Entity

I watch with bemusement the actions of some members of Nominet in response to the latest price hike and the dropping of the multi year discount on the registration and renewals of domain names. First of all I can't really see why Nominet is raising more money, I can't see the reason for it.  That's not my concern though, my concern is why some memb...

We have just gone Viral

We are happy to announce that we have just managed to acquire the domain name "Viral.co.uk" Unlike a lot of other names in our portfolio, we actually have plans to develop this name into a real world business that will grow into an exciting on line advertising brand.  We have long since wanted to build an online ad agency, because it fits in nicely...

Domain Name For Sale

You are probably seeing this page because the domain name you are looking for has already been registered for by us. Selling the domain Name Our primary goal when registering or buying domain names is to develop them into an active site, eventually to turn them into real businesses. Sometimes this just isn't possible and our original reasons for bu...

WeFit.co.uk

When we seen this name become available we instantly liked the look of it. It was very brand able and we could use it on many different types of projects. Anything from Windows and doors, computer parts to Modifications.  We are not 100% sure exactly how we obtained the name, we cannot remember if we bought it from someone else or if we registered ...

Leaflets.co.uk

This one is what we would call a category killing the domain name. It is quite simply the best name that you can buy for those wanting to sell this category of products - Leaflets! The whole printing industry is massively competitive, with margins stripped, competitors spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on Google adwords. Each day around £50,...

Daily Mail acquires DailyMail.com

The Daily Mail seems to finally have got its hands on the domain name DailyMail.com. We have not seen any reports of any announced sale of the domain name so we can only speculate. What seems to be certain is that the DailyMail.com url is now resolving to DailyMail.co.uk/ushome/ and that the whois details are now showing the name as being registere...

That UK

The history of these two names with us goes back to 2010 when the domain names That.co.uk was purchased by us at auction. On the launch of the new .uk platform in June 2014 - we exercised pour right to the new .uk and switched from That.co.uk to That.uk  Although the name has always been linked to us, it was registered to the company "That Internet...

Guard.co.uk

We have owned this name for around 3 years. It started when we seen it on the popular domain auction website DomainLore.uk and tried to alert our friend in the security business that it might be a good buy for them. The name had a buy now option but the friend didn't want to use it and decided to pass. We liked the look of it and decided to purchas...

That - is now finished

Many of you may be aware that we used to operate from the website that.co.uk and then subsequently that.uk - today we closed those sites and moved completely back to GreyWing. We haven't used the GreyWing brand since 2010 but now we are back - this time as the .uk - not the .co.uk There were many reasons for the move and the major one being that we...

Does Radio Advertising Work?

We wanted to share with people our recent "toe in the water" experiences of advertising our latest new project on local radio. Our local area is Barnsley, South Yorkshire and our local radio station is Dearne FM. The new project we decided to advertised was the website was.co.uk which dealt with upgrading existing .co.uk owners to the new .uk platf...

Ashley Maddison Hack - The Solution Is Simple

The recent hack involving highly confidential data from the adult site Ashley Madison leaves me somewhat confused as to why the company is struggling to deal with it. Ashley Madison is some kind of promiscuous sexual site where individuals agree to meet and have affairs. Of course with sites like this the data confidentiality will be a high priorit...

Easy Loans

We managed to purchase Easy Loans back in the summer of 2011 and it was a nice addition to our lending portfolio. The site is reasonably successful and over the last 4 years we have received a few offers to sell the name and the site from investors. We don't intend to sell the domain anytime soon and we are more than happy to keep it ticking along ...

We'll stick with Joomla thanks

We have recently been contemplating the switch from Joomla! to WordPress as our preferred site build option. Joomla! has served us well for the last eight years and has been an amazingly successful platform, but Joomla 3 didn't seem to work for us, so we were contemplating the switch to WordPress. That was until we witnessed the legal shenanigans s...

Will .uk become dominant over .co.uk?

We often get asked about whether it is right to upgrade from .co.uk to .uk, and what our views on the subject are. What we have found over the last few months is not really all that surprising when you think about it. We have decided to share a little bit of what we dicovered with our visitors.  Will .uk win over .co.uk?  Yes, we are 100%...

About Us

GreyWing was founded by its owner Graeme Wingate in 2004. We started out with a few single domain names and have since then added to both the quality and quantity of the portfolio. Since the beginning we have continuously look to develop and names into actual businesses in their own right. We were never what you would call a group of domainers, som...