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General Chat Thread, Do you use your .sch.uk domain name? in General; We use our .northants.sch.uk address, doesn't cause too many issues although we do occasionally get staff asking us to remind ...
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    We use our .northants.sch.uk address, doesn't cause too many issues although we do occasionally get staff asking us to remind them of their email addresses, too many dots I think. Some suppliers don't quite get it either... I'm still waiting for a quote I asked for this morning, I suspect it got sent to nowhere.

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    We do. Nice, free hosting with php support. No SMTP though, so no contact forms would work, but no big deal. If staff can't remember the full address, I tell them to google the school name as we show up #1. Simples.

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    I'm a believer in companies using their correct domain name. I hate companies in the uk using .com addresses - I think they should use .co.uk

    So all schools should use .sch.uk

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Ouch! What the hell?

    We use .sch.uk and don't have direct control over the DNS but EMBC will do it.
    Apparently every change is done a points system with RM, and DNS change is so many points, and = £££

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I'm a believer in companies using their correct domain name. I hate companies in the uk using .com addresses - I think they should use .co.uk
    You do realise that .com is a worldwide TLD and not the American domain it is widely considered to be, and under your scheme we should all be doing searches on www.google.mountainview.ca.us
    Last edited by SteveBentley; 21st January 2010 at 01:35 PM. Reason: URL got screwed up for some reason...

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    We use a schoolname.leaname.org domain, decision was taken long before I was around so there seems little point in changing anything

    Would prefer we used the sch.uk for at least email, just so I could use it to get the cheap MS software but again, decision was taken long ago that we'd use the name@leaname.org format

    Most schools in the area do the exact same, which I gather is slightly unusual

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    We use a schoolname.leaname.org domain, decision was taken long before I was around so there seems little point in changing anything

    Would prefer we used the sch.uk for at least email, just so I could use it to get the cheap MS software but again, decision was taken long ago that we'd use the name@leaname.org format

    Most schools in the area do the exact same, which I gather is slightly unusual
    my old school used the schoolname.lea.sch.uk for website and staff email and the kids used username@wsgfl.org.uk as they did not get school addresses as its less of the school server space!

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    .sch.uk addresses are free I think. So why would you pay for something different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    .sch.uk addresses are free I think. So why would you pay for something different?
    i prefer the .org.uk address its quicker when having to real it off to the customer support people at the likes of hp when the use of english is limited!

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    We use a .org.uk address for everything, we have a .sch.uk address but it's stupidly long, schoolname(full).lea.sch.uk A real pain to tell people over the phone and to remember.
    If we could just have our initalslike we have now and .sch.uk then it wouldn't matter so much.

    We would kick up a massive fuss if the LEA moaned at us to change it.

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    .net address here as Nominet screwed our .sch.uk address up.

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    We use the .sch.uk domain. It does create long e-mail adddresses but people have got used to it. I feel its helpful if there is a coherent naming system for things like this; having a .sch.uk domain clearly and unambiguously identifies us as a school and I think this is generally helpful.

    It still surprises me though when giving my e-mail address on the phone how many people who apparently deal with schools all the time seem unfamiliar with the format, and want to finish it off as co.uk.

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    .org here - does anyone else think of the failblog guy squeaking .org everytime they read it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Apparently every change is done a points system with RM, and DNS change is so many points, and = £££
    RM = Rising Monopoly

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    @Linfit:

    Were not a school and we not an organisation but we are a network hence the Bishop Barrington School - Welcome tag.

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