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.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:40

Nominet Setting Very Dangerous Precedent?

This post follows on from the last post I made about the non requested registration of .uk domains names and how it could possibly lead to them being stolen if the example was followed through. It appears that Nominet have responded to a user on Acorn. Now it maybe that it was someone at Nominet getting confused, or it could be something of a major change in policy which should be very concerning. The response from Nominet is here https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/threads/123reg-taking-liberties-with-your-uk-domain-registration-rights.150252/page-6#post-577795 In it they essentially say that 123-reg emailed all of their customers who own .co.uk names and offered to register…
123-reg are for some reason registering ten's of thousands of domain names on behalf of their customers without their knowledge or consent and placing those names into the ownership of a sister company which lacks transparency. But Why? What's in it for them? What COULD be in it for them? Perhaps it's best to start at the beginning. I'm of course talking about .co.uk's registrants rights to first refusal on the equivalent .uk that is set to expire in June 2019. The rights and wrongs of .uk have been argued many times and I like .uk but I dislike how…
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.…
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