Interesting new dns failures
simonw at zynet.net
Mon May 21 17:20:26 UTC 2007
On Monday 21 May 2007 16:19, Tim Franklin wrote:
> > I wonder how the .de or .uk folks see things? Is the same true elsewhere?
> .co.uk generally seems to be understood by UK folks. .org.uk tends to
> cause a double-take. (The 'special' UK SLDs, like nhs.uk, are a maze of
> twisty turny third-levels, all on different logic).
The odd thing is customers mostly fall into either;
I don't understand anything beyond ".com" and ".co.uk"
I'm a "gov.uk", "nhs.uk" other speciality, who often know more about the
procedures or technicalities of registering their desired domain name than we
And those who just want every possible TLD, and variant, for a name, in some
misguided belief this will protect it in some magical way, and won't just
make a load of money for the registries.
We obviously prefer the last group, as they spend more money, are less hassle,
and are usually content with registering all the TLD domains we can do for
the standard price.
I'm sure there is a business in doing services to the second group, especially
if you chuck in certificates and a few related things.
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