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  1. Pred United Kingdom

    Pred Well-Known Member

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    so i get some spam trying to sell me not just a .co.uk but .uk also
    telling me i can get the .uk for £20 and do i want to buy the .co.uk as well coming in later this year etc.
    what makes it worse is it's an acorn member and nominet member

    the text at bottom of email is in tiny text and light grey so can hardly see, i have pasted in here so looks bigger and can read

    detagged a.k.a dropcatcher.co.uk a.k.a 'Chris Holland'

    i own the .com of the domains they are trying to flog lol

    here's the email

    (btw stop spamming me and others with this .uk bullshit you charlatans)

    From: "Vicky Gibson" <Vicky.Gibson@UK3.com>
    To: guyxxxx@xxxxx.net
    Cc: info@trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com
    Sent: Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 9:03:55 AM
    Subject: Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK

    Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk Trexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK



    Dear Guy,



    A very good morning to you, would you like to secure the domain Trxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.UK for just £20 in the prestigious new .UK suffix?



    .UK (as opposed to .co.uk) will be launched later this year by Nominet and .co.uk domain owners will automatically be offered the corresponding .UK version of their domain.



    As your only possible chance of securing the new .UK version of this domain is to own the .co.uk version, would you be interested in buying our domain Trxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk?



    Owning both the prime non-hyphenated .co.uk and .UK versions of your brand or company name provides you with the best possible search engine positions and offers your potential customers the best chance of quickly arriving at your site.



    Even in more prosperous times, for any company on the Internet it was always crucial to secure the very best possible domain and the one that your customers are most likely to find you at. In the current economic climate, it’s simply essential.



    Best regards,



    Vicky Gibson

    Senior Marketing Assistant

    CHC Internet



    t: (0161) 408 4321 / m: (07979) 727232 / Skype: CHC.US



    Full members of Nominet. @large members of ICANN, Accredited by OpenSRS, OnlineNIC and UKERNA.



    CHC's e-mail disclaimer. Confidentiality: This e-mail and its attachments are intended for the above named only and may be confidential. If the message has come to you in error you must take no action in respect of it or the attachments nor must you copy or show it or the attachments to anyone: please reply to this e-mail and highlight the error.



    The new .UK domain, although technically “under consideration” by Nominet, has already been decided by Nominet’s Senior Management to be launched. The exact allocation protocols have yet to be fully ratified but the overwhelming majority of Nominet members will be voting for existing .co.uk domain holders to be automatically offered the corresponding .UK before anybody else. The above offer is specifically for our .co.uk version of the domain. We are not able to guarantee the exact date that .UK will be launched or that you will definitely be able to secure the .UK version of the .co.uk domain that we are offering for sale. We’re one of the longest established members of Nominet with 13 years standing and last year out of over 4,500 fellow members were one of Nominet’s Top 50 registrars.
     
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  3. websaway United Kingdom

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    Have you forwarded it to Nominet ?
     
  4. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    naughty - naughty.

    As an aside I keep getting emails from a uk seller, trying to flog me some of my .com domains with 'BLOG' suffixed to the domain...

    An the idiot has actually registered them. - some people really should know better
     
  5. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

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    More to the point have you contacted Chris directly? He has been quite a vociferous opponent of the .UK... seems a bit of an odd turnaround?!

    I doubt he, along with a great many of us, will have very little access to decisionmakers in Nominet - so would he really know all the ins and outs... ?

    I doubt he'd know about all .co.uk owners being offered the .UK - and woudl he be the first to know??

    A very odd communication.
     
  6. Bailey United Kingdom

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    If somebody told me that email was sent out as a 'Spoof' in an attempt to destroy somebodies reputation - I would have believed it
     
  7. Pred United Kingdom

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    I haven't forwarded it to nominet and don't plan on doing so. I'm not a stitch and am busy enough tbh as it is
    I have had one too many communications form chris as it is via this email so thought would put out there, here
    he can post here and explain the logic behind this

    my main concern is, owning a lot of .coms, I don't want any more spam
    secondly offering .uk is crazy as I would have zero interest even if free
    if I am getting spammed (and I would imagine 99% of fulltime domainers would know my email from whois) then every tom dick and harry is prob getting spammed

    they may decide to buy, be confused, contact nominet asking them about when .uk comes out,]
    giving more weight to their half baked idea
    also puts chris on a sticky wicket if selling a domain that doesnt exist and obviously cannot guarantee getting it
    especially if hes already sold the .co.;uk and the new owner forgets to apply for .uk even if that chance arises

    its just such a crazy idea and email I thought it needed discussing and for chris to explain and not to send me any more

    the email is from him and his domain, also he owns the .co.uk and i own the .com so have no doubt is not an email from a third party as how would they hijhack email and why?

    i'm sure he must be aware of this thread by now
     
  8. Pred United Kingdom

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    looks genuine to me
    if it's fake I would be more than happy to forward to chris himself or any other reputable member who can look at the email forensics
    not any good at opening up sources etc
     
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    What they do know that we don't then?! ;)
     
  10. Bailey United Kingdom

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    I think the 'Conditional rider' attached to the bottom of the email, is the answer.

    knows Nought. I'm just in shock - that such an apparently underhand technique could/would be used to try and sell a .CO.UK because that is all it is.
     
  11. Pred United Kingdom

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    I just emailed back 'vicky' :rolleyes:
    and it was delivered/sent and was to same email, vicky.gibson@uk3.com

    the t and c as said in email is in tiny text in pale grey also at bottom


    anyway, spending no more time on this as already burnt a hawaiian pizza whilst posting and not happy lol
     
  12. Bailey United Kingdom

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    as I've just said to Pred in a PM,

    If it had come from Romania or China, then yeah so what's new. this is something else when it's 'Shit' from your own community
     
  13. Alien

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    Indeed, talk about pooing on your own doorstep. :eek:
     
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    Seems confident that he'll be able to register the .uk , he's ignoring org.uk me.uk and all the other possible proviso's, aswell as the fact it may not even be introduced.
     
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    They are going to be released shortly, chris is just giving you the chance to get yours on day of drop?
     
  16. Bailey United Kingdom

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    So you think this method of trying to sell a .CO.UK domain is perfectly OK ???
     
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    he mention .uk not co.uk?
     
  18. websaway United Kingdom

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    I didn't read it like that.
     
  19. Bailey United Kingdom

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    you think you would take the time to read the original post if you are going to comment.

    I'm not going to pull-punches on this one because I feel he's let the side down. Know wonder there's some members on the Nominet Board and Management that think we are a bunch of Charlatans
     
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    So you own the .net, they own the .co.uk and they are saying if you buy the .co.uk you have a chance of registering the .uk

    I agree the wording is a little loose, there is no guarantee of anything.
     
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    Regardless of what it says, it is spam.
     
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