One of the key focuses of the ZADNA Discussion Document on SLRS (section 3) was the recent experiences of other ccTLDs, such as Colombia (.co), United Kingdom (.UK), New Zealand (.NZ), Kenya (.KE) and Australia (.AU). We took a closer look at these examples and discovered some interesting facts. The grass is not always greener on the other side and it appears that the .ZA flagship SLD (CO.ZA) is doing pretty well, considering the challenges.
In 2013, Nominet released a consultation with regards to registration of Second Level Domain Names (SLDs). It was done "as part of a broader programme of work aimed at driving innovation, enhancing security and improving standards in the .uk namespace". The plan was not without controversy: https://econsultancy.com/blog/63059-nominet-stands-to-gain-millions-from-uk-domains-but-do-businesses-really-need-them/ http://www.mydomainnames.co.uk/ http://domainincite.com/14490-nominet-under-fire-for-lack-of-transparency Whilst the full process is yet… Continue reading .UK vs .CO.UK – some figures