Has DNForum.com been sold? - The domain is pending transfer (1 Viewing)

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In a related note, Ewen's company, DigitalCandy.uk has acquired the industry's original domain forum DNForum.com, in a separate transaction not related to Dot UK Group. As it has in the past, DNForum will continue to feature discussions about all TLDs. DigitalCandy is expected to release more details on that acquisition this week.

Three Partners Form Dot UK Group and Make Acquisitions Aimed at Spurring Growth for UK Domains



I fear for DNForum, the latest group is from England and specializes in .uk domains. The small interest groups who purchased the forum so far have cumulatively done more harm than good. I don't know how a regional UK group is going to do or what experience they have running a forum.

I wish them well and will stay tuned to see how things develop.
 

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I remember years back (and Iā€™m sure others do as well) I used to visit acorndomains.co.uk forum. They were very active (still are I believe but not sure how active) and they were .uk focused but had sections for domains other than .uk and lots of overall domain related information/services.
 
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I remember years back (and Iā€™m sure others do as well) I used to visit acorndomains.co.uk forum. They were very active (still are I believe but not sure how active) and they were .uk focused but had sections for domains other than .uk and lots of overall domain related information/services.


Acorn Domains - UK Domains - Domain Name Forum forum is a nice forum and is active enough for a regional entity

Australiaā€™s Domain Name Community and Discussion Forum | DNTrade is an Australian forum and one of my favourite regional domaining forums, they have been around for a long time.
 

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Been offline all day so they are either re-booting or its been shut down.
 

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Their forum was dead slow not only in users but also in speed. I would encourage them to move to cloud servers like us where more servers pitch in when the load goes up.

I have learned so much about Xenforo this last year that I know there are a lot of things you can do right and wrong. The number one thing is to pay for addons and services, get the help of industry leaders, make sure you don't install some of the sketchy addons. We pay monthly for cloud servers and all the developers that helped write code for some of our custom scripts. Doing it right will go a long way to assure things run smooth.
 
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One of the worst things they could do is take it offline, do the site transfer, and then flip the DNS switch so nobody notices/has any downtime.

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They are probably staying with xenforo and had days down. We converted an entire database and we were down for less than a day.

That said, I paid all the proper people to assure it went smoothly and that is the key.

It's the last kick at the can for that forum, I hope they do it right, namepros has lost such a large chunk of it's users that a competing forum can succeed if they do it right.

I tried with namepost but got no traction as the new kid on the block. With their database dnforun has all the tools, they just need to do it right. Hopefully they are open to cross posting without the blatant censorship of namepros.