The Register: Nominet mulls killing off the .co from .co.uk

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Dear Brits, you’re happy to buy another domain name, right?

Nominet is seeking Brits’ views on its proposals for slightly shorter .uk domain names with some layers of security thrown in.

The non-profit company, which controls the .uk domain registry, hopes to introduce a new service for businesses called direct.uk that could, by ditching the .co and the .org from .co.uk and .org.uk, offer snappier domain names registered at the second level.

Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/01/nominet_shorter_dot_uk/

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