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June 16, 2019 02:52

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“Stringent” new online censorship law could affect domain companies

Blame Zuck. The UK government is planning to introduce what it calls “stringent” new laws to tackle abusive behavior online, and there’s a chance it could wind up capturing domain name registries and registrars in its net. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport this morning published what it calls the Online Harms White Paper, […]

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Nominet takes down 32,000 domains for IP infringement

The number of .uk domains suspended by Nominet has doubled over the last year, almost entirely due to takedown requests concerning intellectual property. The .uk registry said this week that it suspended 32,813 domains in the 12 months to October 31, up from 16,632 in the year-ago period. It’s the fourth year in a row […]

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Nominet to charge brands for no-name Whois access

Nominet has become the second major registry to announce that trademark lawyers will have to pay for Whois after the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect next month. The company said late last week that it will offer the intellectual property community two tiers of Whois access. First, they can pay for a […]

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Cops tell Nominet to yank 16,000 domains, Nominet complies

Nominet suspended over 16,000 .uk domain names at the request of law enforcement agencies in the last year. The registry yanked 16,632 domains in the 12 months to October 31, more than double the 8,049 it suspended in the year-earlier period. The 2016 number was in turn more than double the 2015 number. The 2017 […]

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Cybersquatting cases down in .uk

The number of cybersquatting complaints filed against .uk domains fell in 2016, according to data out this week from Nominet. The .uk registry said that there were 703 complaints filed with its Dispute Resolution Service in the year, down from 728 in 2015. However, the number of individual domains complained about appears to have increased, […]

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Nominet gets new chair

.uk registry Nominet has appointed a new chair from the world of news media. Mark Wood will replace outgoing chair Rennie Fritchie on April 28, the company said yesterday. Wood is formerly a director of Reuters and chair/CEO of the UK television news company ITN. He’s also on the board of CityWire and the advisory […]

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Did Whois blow the lid off a Labour leadership coup, or is this just pig-fuckery?

A British Member of Parliament has been forced to deny he was behind the registration of several domain names promoting him as a future leader of the Labour party. Clive Lewis, until recently a member of the shadow cabinet, told the Guardian yesterday that he did not register the batch of domains, which included cliveforleader.org.uk, […]

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Nominet suspends over 8,000 “criminal” domains as IP complaints double

Police claims of intellectual property infringement led to the number of .uk domains suspended doubling in 2016, according to Nominet. Statistics released today show that the .uk registry suspended 8,049 domains in the 12 months to October 31, compared to 3,889 in the year-ago period. It’s an almost tenfold increase on 2014, when just 948 […]

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Must Read Story: Nominet Overcharges .UK Customers To Pay For Cheaper New gTLD’s

Kieren McCarthy published a post yesterday entitled “The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka; Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet” Here are some of the highlights of the story “.UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts […]

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Furniture.co.uk domain name sells for $650,000

.UK domain name is one of the biggest public sales of the year. The domain name Furniture.co.uk has sold for $650,000. Buyer Graham Haynes issued a release last week announcing his purchase of the domain name through Sedo domain name broker Dave Evanson. Haynes’ release said the purchase was $700,000, but I verified the story […]

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