The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has announced the list of submissions for the latest batch of global domain names.
The majority of claims have come from US based companies. However, throughout the world firms and organisations have also got involved.
In the UK, there have been a total of 40 applications.
It is thought that the large asking price, £118,800, would have put off many applicants. There is also a £16,000 annual renewal fee for (more…)
As things presently stand, there are about 22 top-level domains (TLDs); such as .com, and .gov. Alongside these, there are the country codes, (CCTLDs), such as .uk , .fr and .cn.
Today though, (January 12 2012), the face of the internet will start to change in its most significant way. This is because today sees “dot brand” begin; the release of any web address (more…)
Once you’ve rented your domain, you may think it’s safe for the period you’ve paid for. However, Nominet has ultimate control over who has what UK domain – and under certain circumstances, may even take your domain away from you.
Depending on the TLD (top level domain), such as a .com or .co.uk, your domain name can cost (more…)
One of the most common problems we come across with regards to business websites is where a domain name, a .co.uk domain name, has been registered to an individual who no longer works for a company and the business in question wants to do something with the domain. The problem is that the person whose name is on the registration for a .co.uk domain is the legal owner, and ownership cannot be transferred away from them without their permission.
This means that whenever a business registers a .co.uk domain name, which is governed by Nominet, the business itself should be listed as the legal owner, not one of the directors, the person in charge of IT or the web design or SEO company. If the domain is registered to one person, and they leave the employment of the company, they can take the domain name with them.
Even if you do manage to persuade the registered owner of the domain name to transfer ownership, it’s (more…)