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.

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 stance against immigration. Now that Germany has been rocked by hundreds of sex attacks by immigrants, Amazon are left looking rather foolish and embarrassed. This must well be a clear lesson to companies to stay well out of emotive political…
Sunday, 10 January 2016 23:35

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 a day because they weren't using their .uk. Most people in countries outside of the UK expect UK businesses to be on .uk - from their point of view why would we be on .co.uk? For…
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 members are asking questions about the companies structure, why? when? how did this happen? can't members stop this? Where is Nominet going? Let us just stop and rewind here, these are questions that Sir Michael Lyons…
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:04

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 into what we already do. To use one of the 90's buzz words "synergy". What this means is that whilst our staff work on the brands of external customers, they can also work on our own…
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 02:58

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 registered to "Associated Newspapers Ltd" - which is the parent company of the Daily Mail. From memory it was previously registered to a Chicago-based registrant who didn't have a particularly active site on it. Daily Mail website has always…
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