> > > > Nominet in the UK have their *own* second level - nic.uk! :)
> > Erm, no they don't, actually. That's a domain in the .UK TLD. The only UK
> > one in use as far as I know.
>> What's the difference?
I think Simon was just being fastidious. Nominet have split the uk namespace
into several second-level domains, for better organisation. I would presume
their reasoning behind this was that 1) it isn't a "managed registry" (i.e. they
don't "screen" doms like the IEDR do), and 2) following on from 1, it's such a
If you looked it from that point of view however, no-one in the UK namespace -
aside from Nominet and the government - would have a real domain name -- they
would be considered to have canonicals. I'm sure neither Nominet nor the
hundereds of thousands of people who have registered domains in the uk namespace
would like to see it that way though. :)
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