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Nominet nobbles domain name resellers
Nominet has successfully closed down two domain name resellers, and barred the companies' directors from running such services in the future, following a High Court action.
But the .uk national domain name registry has warned that companies that registered through Domain Registrar Services (DRS) or sister company UK Names could face problems in renewing their name. Any name not renewed can be bought by other companies.
Although DRS and UK Names ceased trading earlier this year, and passed on their customer lists to an unnamed ISP so that the names could continue to be hosted, many of the address details were incorrect.
The legal moves began in the autumn of last year after vnunet.com received a number of complaints.
The companies, which claimed to be acting on Nominet's behalf, were making unsolicited approaches to potential and existing .uk domain name holders to obtain payment for domain name registration services.
The misrepresentation of their relationship with Nominet led to an interim High Court injunction last November.
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