Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could help you..
.co.uk HostGator names have been BIG for years here in the UK, as you are most likely american or from another country you won't have an idea on how much .co.uk is used, which it is..
It is also interesting to see that it sold more than the .net HostGator name, for a business GoDaddy site such as webdesign.co.uk it is better imo to have the .co.uk ext if the company is targeting a UK market..
So as I say, if your not in the UK you really won't notice how widely used the ext is...
I think that NP should provide .co.uk HostGator registration service for NP$..
Isn't it a good idea?..
.Co.uk are much better and bigger then .uk domains.
Nice name and price well done. to both...
Uk domains are doing excellent rite now..
Here is a cheap plug..
Yep and some of my uk.com subdomains will be rocketing in price too.
Despite what the pundits on this board say.... internet.uk.com for 40 is a bargain....whatever some say..
Second level .uk HostGator names do not exist, except for one, which is the Network Information Centre for the UK, which can be located at.
I was thinking, and you all should consider this:.
Webdesign.net went for $19,999 on eBay not too long ago.
Webdeisgn.co.uk went for $45,747.71 at GoDaddy just a few days ago.
The .co.uk ccTLD went for 2.29 times that of the .net.
I think that says something about the power of ccTLD's.
Just something to think about....
*Hmmm, but at that very GoDaddy site they state:.
And so visit:.
Thanks Prosperous, I was not aware of those names..
.uk is for Government and it's services like the .gov ext only. The general public will never be able to register the .uk I am afraid and that comes straight from Nominet..
I have tried being a credited .co.uk registered registrant with my main business. So it is only .co.uk and .org.uk etc etc for the UK.
Doesnt bother me though .co.uk is a great extension I personally believe that is why the indian .co.in is more popular at the moment due to the .co being recognised...
.uk is NOT available to register.... only .co.uk me.uk etc..
More than 212,000,000 sites use the .co.uk extension......
.co.uk is DADDY on the Uk, more so than .com IMO...
I picked up a few issues of "Practical WEB PROJECTS", (an excellent UK based publication, BTW), a couple of years back and saw clearly how co.uk advertising dominated throughout, which shouldn't be suprising for a magazine that has very little non-Europeon distribution. (There were only a couple of copies that made it to the magazine rack at a very large computer store in LA.) What still surprises me, is the relative lack of awareness in the US of exts other than .com, .net, and org.*.
* However, it does seem that .tv and.biz , have been more visible and are making inroads. Ironically, co.uk, other cctlds and, possibly, .eu may impact the .us cctld in the US more than anything else, as the general US population slowly comes around to the realization that there are alternative namespaces...
I understand why this one went for so much money, it's a good domain...
I have a freind who works for it company based in essex uk (rigth next to london).
And he owns some fantastic domains, earns crap loads from them!.
He owns is football.co.uk and books.co.uk and some others..