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DRS review

Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by Whois-Search, Apr 13, 2006.

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    Whois-Search Retired Member

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    As the "DRS system" is under review by the legal team at Nominet..........

    Interesting quote just been posted on the Guardian Online:


    "Ed Philips, solicitor for Nominet, the not-for-profit company that administers all registrations of the .uk suffix, said: "We have an extremely liberal registration policy. Our experience has been it is not at all problematic and if you want to have a website with some wacky name then on the whole, good luck to you," he said.

    Nominet estimates that there is a dispute of some sort over one in every 1,600 domains registered. Technically, every name must be unique; but the same word can belong to a different domain - so London.ac.uk is different from London.co.uk.

    "We have always resisted having blocked or banned names because every special interest group, every trademark holder wants you to block their name. It becomes impossible," explains Philips." (Guardian, 2006)


    Guardian, 2006. Germans lead the charge to register .eu domain names [online]. Available from: http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1752266,00.html [Accessed 13 April 2006].
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