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General Chat Thread, Do you use your .sch.uk domain name? in General; I was wondering who out there does or doesn't use their .sch.uk domain name? Being an indipendent shcool we are ...
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    Do you use your .sch.uk domain name?

    I was wondering who out there does or doesn't use their .sch.uk domain name? Being an indipendent shcool we are not tied into "having" to do anything so I was wondering who out there used theirs, and if not what were you using and why?

    The reason for my question is someone has got the head worked up about chaning our domain name (right AFTER we've had new prospectuses and a website created ). I really don't like the idea I prefer that we can be identified as a school. so I was canvassing opinions.

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    We currently have a .gov.uk domain, but all schools in dudley are being made to change to .sch.uk this year, should be fun for email, letter heads etc

    Cant wait

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    This question was left up to me to decide a while back (we are state funded etc, but like to rebel occasionally!)

    I decided to keep the sch.uk address - It makes sense as everyone knows how to get you and instantly recognises you as the offical site of a UK school.

    We do still have .com, .co.uk and .net addresses which serve other purposes and either link to the main site or stay dormant. It gives us the flexibility to use differently and also have mail aliases / catch-all rules etc. The inital reason for the large buy-up of domains was that we didn't want anyone else to get hold of them!

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    We don't - its too long so we stuck with a .co.uk

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    We do use it but also have a second domain that we setup for exchange. The school domains can be very long ours being johnspence.n-tyneside.sch.org.uk try getting your staff to remeber that one is impossible. So we opened the second domain and redirected to the school domain making it easier johnspence.org.uk.

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    You should be able to point the new/old to domain to where you want without effecting anything.

    For example you could have it so:
    * User A connects from something.sch.uk and it stays like that and have User B connect from something.co.uk and have it stay
    * Or have it so that one of those domains is automagicaly changed for the user without them doing anything (shouldn't break email)

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    We currently use our .sch.uk domain, but are slowly transitioning over to using a .com domain we've recently purchased. People were complaining that email address' were just too long - which they were. Much much shorter now, and people stand a chance of remembering them!

    We also have the .net,.co.uk,.org,.org.uk versions of the domain. All variations of the domain work for email, together with the .sch.uk domain although we are now starting to push using the .com.

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    We used to use our sch.uk name but have moved emails to a .org address. The website will follow shortly.

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    we use our .sch.uk domain name, but as the staff have trouble remembering it i brought a .co.uk domain name which re-directs to .sch.uk

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    we use our .sch.uk domain name, but as the staff have trouble remembering it i brought a .co.uk domain name which re-directs to .sch.uk

    James.
    same we use our .org.uk address for our website email addys, but the .sch.uk address if redirected to our .org.uk address

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    Yeah we use .sch.uk.
    <school_name>.leics.sch.uk isn't too hard to remember and identifies you as a school.

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    We do, but we have no access to change the DNS A records our self, and get charge £60 a time NOT HAPPY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    We do, but we have no access to change the DNS A records our self, and get charge £60 a time NOT HAPPY
    we don't have control over ours, but the company do it for free

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    We use our .sch.uk address. Staff sometimes find it difficult to remember, but there's never been any talk of getting it changed to make life easier.
    It's not all that long anyway - nowhere near as bad as some I've seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    We do, but we have no access to change the DNS A records our self, and get charge £60 a time NOT HAPPY
    Ouch! What the hell?

    We use .sch.uk and don't have direct control over the DNS but EMBC will do it.

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