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Discussion in 'Domain Research' started by tifosi, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. tifosi United Kingdom

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I sold a domain a few years ago. There was a sales contract that stated it was xxxxx.co.uk.

    During the initial transfer they for some reason left me as the registrant but changed the tag. Essentially I have no direct control of the domain now through my Nominet account.

    Despite numerous attempts at transfer - and a couple of attempts to broker the domain for third parties who have contacted me through the whois - they haven't changed the registrant though they want the domain but haven't done anything with it.

    So, with .uk coming up, and it being a decent domain, what would you do? As I'm still the registrant and I specifically sold the .co.uk, would you claim the .uk?
     
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  3. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    No. Legally you're not the registrant as they've paid for it. The fact that they flunked the transfer is utterly immaterial.
     
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    anthony Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Edwin. In law you are not the owner, you know you've sold it, and they know they've paid for it.
     
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    diablo Well-Known Member

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    julian Banned

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    But did they pay for the .UK at the time? :D

    I know.. I know..
     
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    websaway Well-Known Member

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    Apart from the legalities it is a question of honesty and fair play.
     
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