Another greedy gentleman

It’s no (longer) a secret to anyone that DomainLore does it’s best to detect and expose shill bidders attempting for good, but instead encountering their bad luck on this platform. No other auction platform (like S*** (no, it’s not S-word, so I better spell it, it’s Sedo!) or eBay) cares so much about integrity of it’s sales and true identities of their bidders tracing all their hidden (and not so much) links to the seller. Yes, it’s a S.E.C job for domain name sales I am doing here :))

Even though it is strongly advised to every new bidder before he or she can join the auction and get her hands dirty that it is an illegal, criminal offence to bid in the auctions of any related person (friend, employee, hairdresser ..etc..etc.), still some people are so dumb, bold and arrogant that they believe it won’t hurt to try, when there are money on the table..

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co.uk-uk transition

Finally we have the news and it is a champagne day for all .co.uk holders who had to live for more than a year in a state of worry, as their .co.uk holdings could have been devalued if .uk was granted to other registrants.

The other topic which is very interesting for domain catchers relates to this new policy:

Anti-gaming measures: To prevent the gaming of uncontested domains in Nominet-managed Second Level Domains other than .co.uk, we have decided to set a cut-off date of midnight on 28th October 2013, the day before our decision to proceed with SLDR. The registrants of these uncontested domain names are eligible for the Right of Refusal on the related .uk domain. Any .co.uk domain names registered between the cut-off date and launch where there is a pre- existing uncontested domain in a Nominet managed Second Level Domain do not accrue a right of refusal to the .uk domain name. But any new co.uk registrations from the cut-off point will get a Right of Refusal to the corresponding second level if there is no pre-existing registered third level equivalent name.

I had a good think over what this means and why it is needed. Here is my interpretation:

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Older posts are archived for now

October 2019: I have migrated this blog to another software (and s3 static hosting! ;), so many (most of) older posts has been archived for now…