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Anyone tried ordering someone elses .uk?

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  1. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried this yet, I've had a look and via a certain provider, the option to buy someone elses .uk is there, it just prompts you that the details need to be the same as the .co.uk, but doesn't seem to actually stop you! I've not pulled the trigger though...
     
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    It will require email verification by the registrant holding the Rights, according to information available at www.nominet.org.uk. Go ahead and pay for it for them. :p
     
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    Hmm.. strange. Just as a test I got as far as being able to create cars.uk from within my Nominet control panel I just didn't pull the trigger. It even let me choose myself as a registrant and when I registered my own .uk it never asked for email verification once? :confused:

    Have you been awake all night? :p
     
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    It emails the Registrant if the registrant you [a Registrar] enter matches the Registrant associated with the domain name that holds the .uk Right and if the domain name holding that Right is on a different Registrar tag. If, however, it's plainly a different Registrant name then it will error.

    Yes. I may write the day off later on. :)
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up. :) .uk is that exciting eh :p
     
  7. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure about this, I could try ordering one of my business domains through my personal account, but not brave enough and have to head back to hospital. Anyone brave enough to try ;)
     
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    If the registrant field doesn't match the registrant field of the domain name with the Rights then why one earth would you expect it to work? :p If it does I'll eat my MacBook. :p It'll be the first thing Nominet would have made sure worked properly.
     
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    Possibly because some registrars aren't so quick to setup. With a certain seller, I can go as far as paying for a domain I don't have rights to, without it checking anything!
     
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    That'll be down to their registrar front end "lying" to you. It won't be accepted by Nominet.
     
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    How bout I test with one of yours and instead of eating your Macbook ill just keep the domain if it works? :p
     
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    Try my username, if you wish, with yourself as the registrant. Bet it won't work. :p
     
  13. ian

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    Oooo, please do DaveP, for all of us ;)
     
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    The domain xxxx.uk not created for the following reason: V334 Your request for domain 'rightpeople.uk' has failed because the 'account-name' for the registrant does not fully match any registrant which has rights for this domain.

    Next test, to create a domain in the original registrants name on my tag and then transfer it to myself? Would you be happy with that David? :D
     
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    It won't create until I verify it's accepted by clicking a link in an email they will send me. Use the same domain name as I suggested, no others. :)
     
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    Invincible's right.

    Not sure why anyone would be wasting their time on this.
     
  17. invincible

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    Obviously DaveP is doing it as a registrar at the back end directly with Nominet. Many end users will make registrations via front ends that may not have the checks in place to stop customers initially being charged, despite the fact that Nominet will deny the registration if it doesn't adhere to their rules.
     
  18. ian

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    Simply because it is interesting and because some registrars are giving the option to buy, even though it shouldn't/won't be possible to register.
     
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    Text me the right email as neither of the two I know are working lol.
     
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    You'd need to know it and as you can see it won't work if you don't. :) Even if I told you I'd still need to verify it. :)
     
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    I'm sure you're right mate but I def didn't need to verify mine through an email. :S
     
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