At 23:27 +0000 26/1/09, James Hardy wrote:
>2009/1/26 Gordon Joly <<mailto:gordon.j...@pobox.com>gordon.j...@pobox.com>
>
>
>Could go for something in <http://ltd.uk>ltd.uk (as well)?
>
>
>Nominet have strict rules on use of .<http://ltd.uk>ltd.uk domains, 
>and an algorithm for their generation
>
>The only two possibilities for Wiki UK Ltd are 
><http://wikiuk.ltd.uk>wikiuk.ltd.uk or 
><http://wiki-uk.ltd.uk>wiki-uk.ltd.uk; anything else fails their 
>tests. As the intention is to trade as Wikimedia UK that would 
>probably not be advisable as it could cause confusion amongst 
>potential donors.
>
>Additionally as the .<http://ltd.uk>ltd.uk second level is not as 
>widely used, public awareness of it is very low. Use of less popular 
>domains tends to cause problem with people "filling in the blanks". 
>Plenty of people complain to me that they get a bounce message when 
>emailling me, only for me to discover they have attempted to email 
>me at <mailto:someth...@weebbiz.com>someth...@weebbiz.com or 
><mailto:someth...@weeb.biz.co.uk>someth...@weeb.biz.co.uk or some 
>other mangled variation of my domain.
>
>James

Thanks for that. And yes, the strict rules ensure that the company 
(and hence the charity later) would have a 100% watertight control 
over the domain.

Gordo

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