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Discussion in 'Domain Name Registrars' started by peacock, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. peacock Sweden

    peacock Active Member

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    When I log into Nominet I see that 1&1 has regged a bunch of .UK domains without me asking them to. They haven't invoiced me.

    Guess I'm free to transfer these via Nominets system? Nothing 1&1 can do to stop that?
     
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  3. armistice United Kingdom

    armistice Active Member

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    I assume these are the .uk right of registration counterparts to your .co.uk domains.
    They could only be registered to the .co.uk owner, so yes you can transfer them as you wish via Nominet.
     
  4. peacock Sweden

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    Yes, sorry should have been clear.
    Yes they are the .UK versions of the .co.uk that I held.
     
  5. Siusaidh United Kingdom

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    There shouldn't be anything stopping you, but it will be interesting to see how that goes. There are well over 100,000 .uk domains registered in June by Fasthosts and Ionos 1&1, without the registrants requesting them to do it. Given that registrants are meant to agree to Nominet's terms and conditions before registration, and Registrars are required to obtain that consent, the whole process is quite unorthodox, though sanctioned and blessed by Nominet "to stop cybersquatting".

    If you want to, it would be interesting if you could confirm that the move away from Ionos 1&1 goes through alright.
     
  6. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's funny because weren't they trying to charge people for these? Just move them all over in bulk for £10 + VAT (wish there was a laughing emoji)