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    .ac domain names

    i have the opportunity to aquire an excellent generic .ac domain name.

    in the uk all academic institutions have the extention .ac.uk, eg http://www.gla.ac.uk

    anyone have any experience in transferring or selling these?

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    i think you have to contact nominet directly to register a domain like that.

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    Are we talking about .ac (Ascension Island) or .ac.uk (UK academic institutions)?

    If it's the latter then it comes under Nominet (and it's a restricted SLD). If it's the former then (surprise surprise) it comes under the Ascension Island ccTLD registry whose website is at www.nic.ac.

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    we're talking about .ac (Ascension Island)

    (just thuoght i'd point out it's relevance with the .ac.uk being popular over here).

    no one ever traded in such names?

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    I'm sure a generic word under .ac would probably be worth something to someone - but that's the same for generic words under any TLD.

    I can't imagine there being much interest from UK academic institutions which are all well-established under their ac.uk domains. I certainly wouldn't associate .ac with "academic" - I only associate .ac.uk with "academic" because it's what I grew up with Internet-wise.

    Other than for some play on words (like mani.ac) I can't really see much use for .ac outside Ascension Island...

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