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123REG Taking Liberties with your .uk domain registration rights

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  1. mibut United Kingdom

    mibut Active Member

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    A quick update.
    The domain names are finally in my control panel at 123-reg but still not registered in my name although i asked 123 reg 2 days ago to put into my name and out of identity protects name.
    Still waiting to hear from anyone at Nominet. Surprise, not.
     
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  3. mattyr45 United Kingdom

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    Are they in your email address and in your nominet account?
     
  4. mibut United Kingdom

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    No, as already stated still under identity protect and awaiting 123 reg response to putting in my name.
    Wonder what would happen if i attempted to transfer a name as can now change tag, nameservers etc
     
  5. mattyr45 United Kingdom

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    Well actually it is possible that it is not in your name but still be under your email address with Nominet

    Some registrars do allow you to change the registrant details when you tag change. I've never used 123reg though.
     
  6. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Complain to Nominet again by phone. Be good to keep the pressure up on this!
     
  7. mibut United Kingdom

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    No they are under identity protect
     
  8. mibut United Kingdom

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    See how i feel tomorrow.
    TBH i am totally fed up and frustrated with the amount of time and effort already spent on something i never wanted or requested.
    Once sorted i will NEVER have anything to do with 123 reg or its associate companies.
     
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  9. martin-s United Kingdom

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    That's why you have to keep Nominet appraised.
     
  10. mibut United Kingdom

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    My experience with Nominet has been a total waste of time. On the phone they are great. Actually doing anything .....
    Unfortunately although i can bin 123 reg, i cannot bin nominet.
     
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  11. mibut United Kingdom

    mibut Active Member

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    Finally, all .uk names in my control panel at 123 reg and all in my name with nominet.
     
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  12. Whois-Search United Kingdom

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    I see they have turned auto renew on all names even if you don’t cancel ?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. RobM

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    Yep because they know not everybody will be able to or remember to cancel. This is a way to steal money in the future. Nice business practice. Ah well more fool anyone that uses them. Apparently according to some this is ok - says a lot about someone's character when they have to hope to steal money from their clients. If they cared (as they claim they do or certain little nominet lapdogs say they do) they only had to do it with autorenew off but, lets be honest, they wouldn't do that because they don't care and they wouldn't make as much money. Now we await the 123reg apologists..... Maybe @rwinslow can come and explain how this benefits the consumer more than *not* doing it? As he hasn't been here since Oct19, and I guess stopped reading/posting when he realised our brains are slightly larger than a grape, I won't hold my breath.
     
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    Nigel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I find it sad to work in an industry where these types of practices are allowed to take place :(
     
  15. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It’s one of the reasons I’ve given up on attending Nominet events and participating in their outreach programs.

    Life’s too short to waste on people who don’t care.
     
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  16. martin-s United Kingdom

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  17. Nigel United Kingdom

    Nigel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    don't blame you Edwin

    and wonder what the legal position is on this? i.e. are they legally entitled to charge out fees for a domain that was never ordered in the first place? also their announcement on this is a little ambiguous i.e. if you don't 'complete registration' and have the domains added to your control panel how can they charge out the renewal fee in 2 years time. Maybe it's deliberately ambiguous.
     
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  18. Edwin

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    Of course it's deliberately ambiguous. The company's too large for this sort of thing to happen by "accident". There will be a team putting the whole marketing campaign together, for sure, given that it covers hundreds of thousands or even millions of domains and therefore will end up being "material" to future earnings.
     
  19. mibut United Kingdom

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    123 reg will bend, ignore or rewrite the so called rules until legally challenged.
    Unfortunately 123 reg are also aware that individual customers do not have pockets deep enough to fund a legal challenge, especially over something which has only a nominal value.
    Nominet appear to just sit on the fence, ignore there own rules, happy to collect whatever fees come their way.
     
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    I feel sorry for all the companies who's domain names I see every day on drop lists, so many of those companies have been dissolved, but every cloud has a silver lining, because said companies now have the .uk registered for them, happy days.
     
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  21. gregfindley

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    123 Reg protecting and growing the online identity of customers who have failed to pay for the renewal of their .co.uk domain names by registering the .uk equivalents - it appears even unvalued 123 Reg customers are bestowed with this kind offer, I wonder why :rolleyes:
     
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