What do you think of a uk.com?

What do you think of uk.com?

Centralnic are a domain registry and have been active in the namespace for more than 16 years, they are something of pioneers in the domain area and the uk.com is one of their domain types. We are a UK based Domain Registrar offering registration and web hosting services with more than 10 years of experience.

Most Domain types are taken

A problem at the moment is that most domain types are taken, which means if you have a business name or brand it isn't so easy to find a domain name that is available, without having to resort to different combinations of words. This is where CentralNic comes in, they offer a range of alternative domain types which whilst less popular than the more traditional types such as .com and .co.uk are more likely to be available.

CentralNic therefore provide alternatives to the existing Top Level Domains and Country Code Top Level Domains ccTLD.

Popular types include the following:-

uk.com United Kingdom

us.com United States

eu.com European Union

de.com Germany

and now the new professional Web type - .pw

Are Central Nic Domains accepted?

They are definitely seen as part of the mainstream now, we sell a good number of these domain types and the customer feedback is really satisfactory.

The brand is recognised and respected. There are also no restrictions on domain registration which makes it possible to register domains in Countries specific domains which would otherwise require a local presence.

CentralNic operates via a worldwide network of 1,500 registrars, of which Discount Domains is proud to be one.

History of CentralNic

CentralNic originally launched with the .uk.com domain and was known at the time as NomiNation, the .uk.com version provided to be very successful and CentralNic was formed in 2000 offering a range of two letter .com and .net domain names The business model proved to be well suited to the market place and they have grown into having one of the largest reseller network of any Domain Registry.

Their headquarters is based in London, but they also have offices in New York, Dubai and Los Angeles, there are also sales executives based in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne Australia.

The Company is ISO 9001 Accredited and has a global DNS infrastructure to protect the internet in the event of failures.

Are there SEO issues with sub domains like these?

No there is not an issue, Google and the other Search Engines are aware of the relationship between CentralNic and the .com's and know that the domain names  registered via them are separate from each other. We have not seen or heard of any issues as a result of this.

Why is the price higher than .com's

The volumes in this domain type are lower, therefore the registry and Registrars such as Discount Domains charge a little bit extra per year to run this domain type. It's a small price to pay to get the domain name you actually want, rather than having to compromise as may be the case with a .com or .co.uk

If you have any questions about CentralNic and if their domain names are suitable for you or your business, call us on 01952 288383 and one of our customer service team will be happy to offer you free advice.

Adrian Lawrence is the author of this article and is one of the webmasters at Discount Domains https://plus.google.com/u/0/106088322856862782725/posts


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