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#1 ambiance

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:01

Why not .uk?


#2 asdfoi83wyrl

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.uk

.co.uk - commercial/general



#3 84Mark

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 11:15

Hmmm I didn't know that! For some reason I thought .co was for The Commonwealth.

#4 WolfieZero

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 11:20

The theory is that you make money at a .co.uk address, and .org.uk is non-profit.

Not always the case though as my site is completely non-profit.

#5 dannyscott5

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:13

whats the answer then? :s i went on the website, couldnt find the part where it says '.co'

#6 Shof

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:22

.com is soo much better and easy

#7 JamesCherrill

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:30

Why not .uk?

* .ac.uk - academic (tertiary education and research establishments) and learned societies.
* .co.uk - commercial/general
* .gov.uk - government (central and local)
* .ltd.uk - limited companies
* .me.uk - personal
* .mod.uk - Ministry of Defence and HM Forces public sites
* .net.uk - ISPs and network companies
* .nic.uk - network use only
* .nhs.uk - National Health Service institutions
* .org.uk - non-profit organisations
* .plc.uk - public limited companies
* .police.uk - police forces
* .sch.uk - schools, primary and secondary education

#8 Elliot B.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 15:51

* .ac.uk - academic (tertiary education and research establishments) and learned societies.
* .co.uk - commercial/general
* .gov.uk - government (central and local)
* .ltd.uk - limited companies
* .me.uk - personal
* .mod.uk - Ministry of Defence and HM Forces public sites
* .net.uk - ISPs and network companies
* .nic.uk - network use only
* .nhs.uk - National Health Service institutions
* .org.uk - non-profit organisations
* .plc.uk - public limited companies
* .police.uk - police forces
* .sch.uk - schools, primary and secondary education

Ah, nice (Y)

#9 mysterious

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 16:01

I have also wondered. When you go to Google, you can type in Google.ca for Canada not Google.co.ca, wheras if you are in the uk, you have to type out Google.co.uk

I have the @***.ac.uk, which is basically like the .edu in the US or elsewhere :)

#10 asdfoi83wyrl

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 16:04

Hmm, never knew there was a .co.ca :)

#11 Shof

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 17:41

I have also wondered. When you go to Google, you can type in Google.ca for Canada not Google.co.ca, wheras if you are in the uk, you have to type out Google.co.uk

I have the @***.ac.uk, which is basically like the .edu in the US or elsewhere :)

the same for google.us

#12 Echilon

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 19:04

I've never understood companies using .uk.com. Either use a .co.uk or a .com, .uk.com doesn't seem like a proper TLD to me.

#13 Storm

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 20:58

i always though co was for company,
the same as .com ? :s

#14 _sphinx_

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 21:01

* .ac.uk - academic (tertiary education and research establishments) and learned societies.
* .co.uk - commercial/general
* .gov.uk - government (central and local)
* .ltd.uk - limited companies
* .me.uk - personal
* .mod.uk - Ministry of Defence and HM Forces public sites
* .net.uk - ISPs and network companies
* .nic.uk - network use only
* .nhs.uk - National Health Service institutions
* .org.uk - non-profit organisations
* .plc.uk - public limited companies
* .police.uk - police forces
* .sch.uk - schools, primary and secondary education

you missed .edu
no wait...my bad.

#15 vetLaura

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 21:02

.com is soo much better and easy

But it is the American version while co.uk is the UK version.

I've never understood companies using .uk.com. Either use a .co.uk or a .com, .uk.com doesn't seem like a proper TLD to me.

Maybe they couldn't get their desired domain under co.uk or .com. Does seem strange to me but I guess it's not a bad compromise. Also, there may be American companies operating internationally - I guess it would make sense then.

i always though co was for company,
the same as .com ? :s


I believe both are for commercial.