| Did you know.uk domain names are coming in 2014?
“Opt in scheme for equivalent .uk”
Owners of a Million or more .co.uk domains will not apply for new .uk, as they will not know about it
“Oldest registration gets first chance”
Up to 250,000 .co.uk domain holders will not be able to obtain the equivalent .uk under the current proposal including:
Hotmail.co.uk Dreams.co.uk Windows.co.uk Food.co.uk Sky.co.uk ee.co.uk audible.co.uk freelancer.co.uk independent.co.uk gap.co.uk instyle.co.uk Art.co.uk DayNurseries.co.uk Unwins.co.uk ITS.co.uk Adams.co.uk Bes.co.uk FlowersDirect.co.uk Custard.co.uk Build.co.uk TopMail.co.uk TheBelfry.co.uk Benedict.co.uk Smiles.co.uk Tamba.co.uk Pims.co.uk Planet.co.uk Prospects.co.uk PopupStands.co.uk PaydayLoans.co.uk oba.co.uk RadioCity.co.uk Alli.co.uk
to name but a few.
New .uk domain will cost over 100% more than .co.uk and owner will still keep paying for the .co.uk renewals to protect website.
Confidence in trusted extensions like .co.uk, .org.uk, .sch.uk etc. will be eroded by claims .uk is more secure
Security nightmare with different owners of .co.uk and .uk: phishing attacks, misdirected email, scams, cyber-squatting and fraud.