One Surprising Finding From A Trip To The UK: A Lot of People Are Using .Com Too
I had never been to the United Kingdom until I had a chance to visit it for the Dot-Nxt conference which was then postponed until August.
I have always heard, and was under the impression, that when you look around London and the UK, you will see ads mostly using a .co.uk address, however I found plenty of companies big and small using .com domain names, as much, if not more than .co.uk.
On television, on signs, on buildings, Taxi’s and buses there were an awful lot of .co.uk domain names for sure but there were as many if not more .com’s in use.
There are some 10 million .co.uk domain names, in a country with 62 Million people.
Its a great saturation for a country code to be sure, but my perception of the domain’s usage in the UK is a lot less now, than it was before my visit and certainly nothing like the usage that I saw of .De in Germany compared to .com.
Of course I didn’t travel extensively throughout the country, so I can only report what I saw.
In the next two years there should also be a .london which might cut into the .co.uk market even more.