Domain Names:

Help! My domain name expired and someone else registered it!

Posted on November 27, 2018

For anyone running a business online, it’s one of the most frightening things that can happen. Let’s imagine that you, for whatever reason, forget to renew your domain name and someone else registers it from under you.

What do (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

How long after a domain expires does it become available?

Posted on May 10, 2018

As someone who has been registering domain names for over 20 years, I have a fair bit of experience buying, renewing, releasing and transferring domains. Over the years, little has changed with the technical aspects of registering domains, but (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

The worst mistakes you can make with your domain names

Posted on January 13, 2017

Domain names are relatively simple things. You buy a domain name, point it at your website, and everyone who types in your domain finds your website. What could be easier?

However, what happens when people who don’t know what they’re doing administer domains? Can you make any mistakes with your domains that have serious repercussions to your business? Well, (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google to enter domain sale industry

Posted on June 25, 2014

Global search giant Google has revealed that it is currently planning its own service that would allow users to register domain names.

As with many of the Californian-based company’s new projects, it is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

New net names revealed

Posted on June 14, 2012

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…)

Posted by Matt Jones

GTLD revolution to change the face of SEO?

Posted on January 12, 2012

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…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

Can another company take my domain away?

Posted on August 23, 2011

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, your domain name can cost (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

How do you transfer ownership of a domain?

Posted on December 29, 2010

One of the most common problems we come across with regards to business websites is where a domain name, a 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 domain is the legal owner, and ownership cannot be transferred away from them without their permission.

This means that whenever a business registers a 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…)

Posted by Carl Hopkinson

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