The Blog

The Blog

We like to share our thoughts on certain subjects - domains, online tech, current affairs etc. We'll try to keep it as active as possible with regular updates, it will be both satirical and serious at times.

Sunday, 23 December 2018 04:00

Yellow Vests and .uk

I noticed something a touch odd last week. The yellow vest protests have of course spread throughout France, and recently into Belgium. It was likely that the domain names in the UK would be registered either by those wanting to sell yellow vests or those wanting to co-ordinate similar troubles over here. The domain name YellowVests.uk was registered on the 3rd of December, by the French provider OVH.com. The weird thing was that YellowVests.co.uk wasn't registered until the 4th of December. I think it is safe to say that the new registrant of the .uk is a French citizen. This…
I am pleased to have just completed a deal that has seen me lease out all of our domain names and active websites for a period of three years. The deal which was completed a few weeks ago let's me focus on just one project going forward. I've been wanting to do this for sometime and having a number of web projects all ongoing at the same time but in different fields - has made things more stressful and harder to manage. I also wanted to focus more on a offline business, sort of offline. My aim is to try…
Monday, 13 March 2017 01:26

GreyWing Buys Avoid.com For $117,500

We are pleased to report that last month we managed to secure the domain name Avoid.com for the price of $117,500 from Nametra who is based in the US. The name was one that I (Graeme Wingate) had been trying to get hold of for sometime but circumstances never allowed for us to meet on price with Andrew over at Nametra. In the last month or two we finally managed to come to an agreement - well my colleague and Andrew hammered out a price - and a sale finally completed. The name has been acquired for a future project…
The Department For Comedy is back again, one week the DCMS are trying to ban porn, the next they are banning drop catching software. I dowonder if the next law that comes out of there will be to ban the rain. Anyway, this time it however it may have real fallout for domainers. This Department for Culture, Media and Sport has no real work to do, so they have to invent problems to solve. It’s like the Department from Yes Minister. It doesn’t really have anything serious to administer. it's full of staff that other departments in Government don’t want.…
This one seemed to slip out unnoticed last week or two, except for a few techies who flagged it up as being massively important. Scratch that, it's bloody horrifying. The EU is making a power grab for the control of the internet, by suspending, or blocking traffic to and from some domain names. It's not often techies get a bit panicked, this one seems to have them all united in speaking out. The tope and bottom of it seems to be this. If this proposal passes, tithout a UK court getting involved, UK sites can be brought offline by judges…
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