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 sort of confirms what we have always thought about the .uk extension. It is the extension that people in other countries naturally assume users in the UK are using.