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, 05 December 2021 14:53

Sale of Roost.co.uk

I've just seen a discussion on Acorn about one of my recent sales on Domainlore, the sale of the domain name Roost.co.uk.  The user on Acorn is asking if anyone has any information whether or not the domain might be on the resale market, or return to the resale market…
A few days ago, I was browsing some of the domain name forums and came across a thread discussing the pawnbroking of domain names, and it was mentioned that there was no one offering the service for .uk domain names. For many reasons, I no longer contribute directly to forums,…
We recently sold a .uk domain name to a large broadcasting group. A further sign that .uk is going to replace .co.uk. Back in June, we were contacted by someone that said he was representing a prominent global broadcaster. They are in the news industry, but apart from that, we…
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:43

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,…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:08

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…
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 16:01

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…
Friday, 31 July 2020 08:18

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…
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 11:12

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…
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…
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…
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