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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-19-2009, 06:20 AM
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Hello,

I have vpshosting.org.uk (VPS Hosting) domain name. It would be great to hear your thoughts on it.


Your appraisal appreciated.
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A very awkward name in my view - .org.uk
Great if it had either one of them. Don't see more than registration value, unless it gets fair type-in traffic.
 
 
 


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  Post #3 (permalink)   01-03-2010, 11:46 AM
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I like the name, but as Artashes said the extension is awkward.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   05-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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Although this thread is more than 2 years old I would like to note that in 2010 the domain was sold for a mid $xxx amount. Even being a .org.uk domain, it still contains the keyphrase "vps hosting", and in UK alone the phrase is searched almost 3,000 times a month (and growing).
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That is a great testament to that the domain is worth what the client is ready to pay for it.

Congratulations on a good sale and thank you for the update!
 
 
 


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I actually didn't know that there were any .org.uk domains out there - had never seen that extension before. The .co.uk and .net.uk were the main two I've seen - never seen the .org.uk extension

Definitely a big congrats on the sale - nice job!
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The .org.uk really kills it. Still, if it was developed someone in the UK would pick it up..I would say undeveloped it's worth reg. fee
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The .org.uk really kills it. Still, if it was developed someone in the UK would pick it up..I would say undeveloped it's worth reg. fee
.org.uk is designed for non profit making organisations (charities etc.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.uk
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The extension really kills it. You're not going to get too much for than a registration fee for it. If I were you, I'd use it for my own company.
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The extension really kills it. You're not going to get too much for than a registration fee for it. If I were you, I'd use it for my own company.
true

just checked on domainappraisal.co.uk and it states

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vpshosting.org.uk - Appraisal and Valuation

Domain:
vpshosting.org.uk
TLD:
.org.uk
Keyword:
vps hosting
Estimated Local Search:
3625 (Monthly Search - includes Google, Bing and Yahoo)
Approximate CPC:
$33.71 / 20.9 / 25.96
Domain Value:
$70.00 / 43 / 53 (Approximate Conversion)
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See my comment where it's stated that the domain was sold for mid $xxx in 2010.
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Although this thread is more than 2 years old I would like to note that in 2010 the domain was sold for a mid $xxx amount. Even being a .org.uk domain, it still contains the keyphrase "vps hosting", and in UK alone the phrase is searched almost 3,000 times a month (and growing).
.org.uk domains are quite popular in the UK, and perfectly used by both commercial and non-commercial entities.
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  Post #12 (permalink)   04-14-2013, 01:49 PM
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See my comment where it's stated that the domain was sold for mid $xxx in 2010.


.org.uk domains are quite popular in the UK, and perfectly used by both commercial and non-commercial entities.
yes, but org as in non profit organisation.

Nominet has been know to revoke .org.uk domains from those that are not a true non profit organisation.

yes .org.uk tends to be used more and more in the UK as generally the .co.uk and .com TLDs are already taken.
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yes, but org as in non profit organisation.

Nominet has been know to revoke .org.uk domains from those that are not a true non profit organisation.

yes .org.uk tends to be used more and more in the UK as generally the .co.uk and .com TLDs are already taken.
Nominet do not impose any restrictions to the status of an individual or organisation when registering a .co.uk or .org.uk and they certainly wouldn't revoke one on those grounds. If you heard a name was revolked, there must have been a serious breach of another rule.

http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-...ain-name/rules

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4.4 We do not impose restrictions on your status as applicant for the registration of a Domain Name in the following SLDs ("Open SLDs"):
1. 4.4.1 .co.uk; or
2. 4.4.2 .org.uk.

In the SLD Charter of the SLD Rules for the Open SLDs we do set out certain intentions regarding the class of applicant or use of registrations of the Domain Name which we assume you will comply with when applying for a registration of a Domain Name within an Open SLD. However, we do not forbid applications, and will take no action in respect of registrations that do not comply with the SLD Charters. We may request certain information from you regarding your legal identity when you make an application for or seek to amend the registration of a Domain Name in the Open SLDs.
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Nominet do not impose any restrictions to the status of an individual or organisation when registering a .co.uk or .org.uk and they certainly wouldn't revoke one on those grounds. If you heard a name was revolked, there must have been a serious breach of another rule.

http://www.nominet.org.uk/uk-domain-...ain-name/rules


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where did i say they impose restrictions i said "Nominet has been know to revoke" which is totally different

This i know as when i was involved in a local non-profit heritage railway, i set up their website and registered a .org.uk domain in their name. several weeks later the organisation got a letter from Nominet asking for them to be contacted. as i was the webmaster and gen. sec. of the society i contacted Nominet and was told they had a report the domain was not being used for a non profit organisation, so they told the registrar to suspend the domain until we could provide them proof of the organisations status.
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where did i say they impose restrictions i said "Nominet has been know to revoke" which is totally different
Is it? Why would they revoke it if they don't?

You implied they do by stating:

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Nominet has been know to revoke .org.uk domains from those that are not a true non profit organisation.
Nominet work rigidly by rules - and the rules essentially state any type of organisation can register a .org.uk domain name - regardless of status.

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This i know as when i was involved in a local non-profit heritage railway, i set up their website and registered a .org.uk domain in their name. several weeks later the organisation got a letter from Nominet asking for them to be contacted. as i was the webmaster and gen. sec. of the society i contacted Nominet and was told they had a report the domain was not being used for a non profit organisation, so they told the registrar to suspend the domain until we could provide them proof of the organisations status.
I hope you complained about this then. What breach of the rules did they claim in the letter? What was the outcome? The rules are very clear on this.

As a Nominet member and over 16 years in the industry, I've never heard of another case like this.

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