At the LCCBA Committee Meeting of 11th June 2019, Dave Apps introduced Iain Howie from Digilicious as our web designers for the LCCBA site. Iain was keen to warn all members about an imminent change to website domains. On 26 June anyone can create a domain name with just ‘.uk’ as opposed to ‘.co.uk’ or ‘.org.uk’ etc. This means that spammers could have a field day in several ways if you do not claim the domain yourself:
They could simply replicate your web address excluding the ‘co’ and register the domain, employing similar pages etc which means customers would think it is your website when in fact it is someone else which could drive traffic away from you and lead to fraudulent activity.
They are likely to charge exorbitant prices to you for you to register the new domain when in fact you can do this yourself very simply for just a tenner –worth doing as you can redirect folk to your true site from there. Iain is happy to be contacted with queries on what to do. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.