About this Site

The content on this site and in the associated position paper was written by Edwin Hayward.

I am a director and co-owner of 2 UK Ltd companies that stand to be directly impacted by Nominet's proposal, Memorable Domains Ltd and Maps Ltd.

I first learned about their proposal because Memorable Domains Ltd is a member of Nominet, and they sent a request for comments out to their membership on 1 October 2012. (To my knowledge, they have never sent such a request to their client base of 3,000,000+ domain owners, even though they're the people who will be most affected by it.)

My involvement in the domain name industry started in 1996 when I established the world's first dedicated domain name news and information website, iGoldrush.com. I sold this website to its current owner in 2000, but I have remained active in the industry ever since.

I have presented on panels at a number of domain conferences, most notably the MeetDomainers show held in Manchester in August 2010, and the TRAFFIC ccTLD conference held in Amsterdam in June 2009. I have also exhibited at Internet World in 2008 and 2009.

On occasion, I have featured in the media on domain name issues, going back to news reports by CNET.com in 1997, and I am referenced in "The Domain Name Game", a book by David Kesmodel.

You can find me on Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter

Memorable Domains Ltd
A domain investment company that maintains a portfolio of over 7,000 generic, descriptive .co.uk domains (names such as MapleSyrup.co.uk, SearchEngine.co.uk, Comedies.co.uk and ElectricBicycles.co.uk). More information: http://www.memorabledomains.co.uk/

Maps Ltd
A company focused on developing local area guides (business / tourist directories for towns and cities across the UK). Developed sites include Maps.co.uk, Cambridge.co.uk, BuryStEdmunds.co.uk, Newmarket.co.uk, Stowmarket.co.uk and others. It maintains a portfolio of over 70 geo domains for future development, including Blackpool.co.uk, Lancaster.co.uk, Kendal.co.uk, Map.co.uk and Britain.co.uk. More information: http://www.maps.ltd.uk/

What next?

Time is running out... To find out more about this issue, and how your business is likely to be affected, please download the position paper.

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If you own a .co.uk domain name, you NEED to see this document or risk losing any chance of getting the corresponding .uk! You have been warned...

Introduction of .uk - Don't Do It: A position paper


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