Technically. the 'other 3' are called Great Britain, so probably need .gb
12 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010
Chancers keep buying up dot-UK company name domains: Got a problem? That'll be £750 for Nominet to rule on it
Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...
I got the renewal notice from 123 a few weeks ago, about renewal in October.
As I only manage 1 domain, I thought this was strange as I renewed <domain>.co.uk in March.
After re-reading the email I noticed it was for <domain>.uk
I tried to login to my 123 Control Panel - login failed.
Attempted to invoke "forgot my password" - never received an email to change password.
Had to phone support. After 20 minutes in a queue (probably because many people were calling to complain),
I eventually got to talk to someone, She did not apologise and just advised me to login to my control panel
and change auto-renew to off.
When I said that I could not access it, she checked my account and tried several things to resolve this.
She then gave up and raised a ticket for me. She checked my <domain>.uk was not set to auto renew, so I would not be charged.
I asked for an email confirmation when my control panel access was resolved.
She said that she would instead phone me back when resolved.
Last Friday, after no call or email, I tried to login again with no success.
Tried "forgotten password" and this time got an email with a link to change password.
Changed password, which now requires 12 characters. Wonder then this was changed and this was why I could not login earlier.
Just glad that I only manage 1 domain.
The question about why they ask for your name and address for a refund is quite normal.
If you return an item to B&Q they want the same information.
I have always assumed that the information is required to either:-
1) Check that the named person is not continually returning items for a refund
2) To carry out random checks that the person/address actually exist.
@leftfield - I wondered if this is taking off because of the decision to allow .xxx to be registered for the porn industry. But I then think like you; .xxx will be too much like .com or .co.uk.
So will the porn companies now want to ditch .xxx and have, along with your examples, TLDs such as .milf etc etc?
@AC "That's nothing..."
Same here. I can't remember the model, but it was a Burroughs. Looked like the B90 shown here.
The requirement for the 3-phase supply was a combination of the size of the motor to turn the platters, and the pneumatic system to throw the heads away from the disk surface upon detection of the heads getting too close to the surface.
Those were the days.