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Chancers keep buying up dot-UK company name domains: Got a problem? That'll be £750 for Nominet to rule on it


I have personal experience of this. I as a classic case of passing off, it was obvious but Nominet made me jump through some very expensive hoops to secure the name. It had been registered by a Panamanian company. The most recent event was much more simple, a very similar name was taken by a UK competitor, a simple letter from our solicitor put the fear of God into them, the company name, website and limited company had been taken down within a week.

Nominet are hugely unethical, they should never issue a trademarked domain name to anyone other than the tradmark owner.

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