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 ...
21st January 2010, 01:54 PM #16
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.
21st January 2010, 01:54 PM #17
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.
21st January 2010, 01:54 PM #18
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
21st January 2010, 01:55 PM #19
Apparently every change is done a points system with RM, and DNS change is so many points, and = £££
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
21st January 2010, 02:02 PM #20
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
Originally Posted by garethedmondson
Last edited by SteveBentley; 21st January 2010 at 02:35 PM.
Reason: URL got screwed up for some reason...
21st January 2010, 02:07 PM #21
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 email@example.com format
Most schools in the area do the exact same, which I gather is slightly unusual
21st January 2010, 02:11 PM #22
my old school used the schoolname.lea.sch.uk for website and staff email and the kids used firstname.lastname@example.org as they did not get school addresses as its less of the school server space!
Originally Posted by sidewinder
21st January 2010, 02:11 PM #23
.sch.uk addresses are free I think. So why would you pay for something different?
21st January 2010, 02:13 PM #24
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!
Originally Posted by sippo
21st January 2010, 02:16 PM #25
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.
21st January 2010, 02:18 PM #26
.net address here as Nominet screwed our .sch.uk address up.
21st January 2010, 02:19 PM #27
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.
21st January 2010, 02:20 PM #28
.org here - does anyone else think of the failblog guy squeaking .org everytime they read it?
21st January 2010, 02:21 PM #29
RM = Rising Monopoly
Originally Posted by Quackers
3 Thanks to Batman:
bossman (21st January 2010), CyberNerd (21st January 2010), webman (21st January 2010)
21st January 2010, 02:22 PM #30
Were not a school and we not an organisation but we are a network hence the Bishop Barrington School - Welcome tag.
Last Post: 31st August 2010, 10:00 PM
By MK-2 in forum Web Development
Last Post: 24th February 2010, 10:14 PM
By powdarrmonkey in forum Web Development
Last Post: 2nd June 2009, 07:30 PM
By Sirbendy in forum Web Development
Last Post: 4th January 2008, 02:38 PM
By binky in forum Windows
Last Post: 10th April 2007, 09:40 AM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)