The 29 strong shortlist for Nominet‘s Internet Awards 2013 were announced yesterday and we’ve initially analysed the domain names that appear (TLD’s).
The results are as follows:
- Deservedly in this position is .co.uk with 31%
- A close runner up is .org.uk at 24%
- The podium, unfortunately is joined by the ubiquitous .com with 20%
Overall just under 2/3 of the shortlist have a .uk but that of course means that more than 1/3 don’t!
Here’s the shortlist by category:
|Innovative Internet Business||Online Skills and training||Doing good online|
|4Networking||Enterprise Education Trust||Age UK|
|My Mummy made it Ltd||The Dementia Centre Virtual Care Home||Global Giving UK|
|Signable||Listening Books||Guess 2 Give|
|Simple Shop||Brightside Online Mentoring||Pennies|
|Trademark Direct||BrainPOP UK||Selfless|
|Connect <> Lockleaze||V-inspired|
|Making the Internet Safer||Digital innovation in Public services|
|BBC – Share Take Care||G-Cloud with Skyscape|
|Business Crime Reduction Centre||Lambeth Library Challenge|
|Internet Watch Foundation||Online Watch Link (OWL)|
|Oii My Size||Run a Club|
|Online Compass||School Guide|
|Safer Internet Day 2013||UK Online Centres|
We’ve had a very superficial and entirely subjective look at the candidates and our top five (one from each category) would be:
- Innovative Internet Business - Simple Shop (bright idea & local)
- Online Skills and training – BrainPOP UK (lovely name & sound effects!)
- Making the Internet Safer – Business Crime Reduction Centre (All very neat and tidy)
- Doing good online – Pennies (expansion of a tried and successful concept)
- Digital innovation in Public services – Run a Club (nice concept & looks uber practical and pretty!)
Our top three would be Simple Shop, BrainPOP UK and Run a Club., with the brains just edging out the shoppers & clubbers!
We were rather disappointed:
- A – That none of the Public Services sites appeared to be umbrellaed under GOV.uk
- B – That BOOKMARK Your Library didn’t appear (but we don’t know the rules etc etc)
Both individuals and businesses can apparently, sort of vote, both on the website or on twitter with the hashtag #nia2013. We may come back with some suggested abbreviations for the names a little later.
The results will be announced and a shindig is taking place at The British Library on July 4.