Nominet Drops The Auction Model As Option

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 prevailing view wa...
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Don't use the DAC Flaw

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 flaw, or having used it. Apparently it was confirmed yesterday by Nominet's Head of Lega...
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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 with a particular person. Now, this is speculation; there is no evidence for it that I kno...
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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 posting it and I have no reasons to doubt them. I have never used it and no intentions of do...
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Time To Auction Nominet’s Drops? Sadly Yes

Time To Auction Nominet’s Drops? Sadly Yes
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 same time, I am also an end-user, buying domain names for develo...
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Katie Hopkin's just killed Twitter? #Twexit

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 more are following. It just goes to show that you don't need legislation to end commerc...
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Sale of Tights.co.uk

There is some speculation that the sale of tights.co.uk on Domainlore.uk was not legitimate. I know both parties involved and it was a 100% genuine sale, as far as I know, they don't know each other. Even if they did, there is no chance they would have colluded or anything strange happening. They are both standup people in this industry. Without th...
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Goodbye Twitter

Goodbye Twitter
I have finally decided to call it a day on Twitter - @GreyWingUK is no more, closing my account after 3 or 4 long years. The final straw was their censorship of Katie Hopkins, as many of you know I don't do censorship. Continuing on Twitter meant I was in agreement with their practices, I didn't want to be associated with that. During the lockdown,...
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England Cricket Team had CoronaVirus in South Africa?

England Cricket Team had CoronaVirus in South Africa?
In my quest to show that we are in the second wave of Covid-19, I've found more anecdotal evidence. This time the English Cricket Team caught it in South Africa in December 2019. My first story related to Covid-19 being in the UK in our autumn can be found here  The English Cricket team were forced to reschedule a number of matches due to what is b...
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Did you have CoronaVirus in 2019?

Did you have CoronaVirus in 2019?
There are increasing claims that a strain of COVID-19 may have been in the UK late 2019. If true, it may answer some questions about this outbreak. I understand that a lot of you will be reading information from multiple sources, so I aim to keep this first section very brief, I'll go into much more detail later. Also please forgive me if it doesn'...
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