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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CazuaL, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. CazuaL

    CazuaL Elite Member

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    Found a great .uk domain which id like to pick up for personal use. After looking through the who-is information I came across this
    "Right of Registration: domain.co.uk" What exactly does that mean? Can the owner of the .co.uk come along and claim it from me anytime he likes?
     
  2. mickyfu

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    You can't buy it unless you own the. Co.uk or one of several other extensions.

    They only become available for anyone to buy in 2019, about March I think.

    I think you van register one if the domain does not exist in any of the several domain extensions.
     
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    The right to a .uk falls to an equivalent qualifying .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domain, which was registered prior to October 28, 2013.When there's more than one equivalent domain, the right will fall in order of priority: .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk. Owners of qualifying domains have 5 years (until June 10, 2019) to exercise their right.

    Taken from namecheap^^^ https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/251/36/are-there-any-specific-requirements-for-registering-a-uk-domain

    So basically you need to own the co.uk in order to grab the .uk, or wait to get it in 2019
     
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  4. CazuaL

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    Damn, was getting my hopes up then.
    The domain happens to be my name as well. Well that's a shame
     
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    Lol there are loads of great. .uk domains out there. Sadly no one can buy them.

    I remember coming across casino.uk free and register for 0.99 or something like that. Thought I had struck gold. Godaddy even let's you go through most of the order, then kicks you in the dick at the end.
     
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