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Exercising rights to .uk

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  1. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hi,

    OK - so I'm about to exercise my rights to the .uk versions of my domains.

    Just wondering what the most straightforward way to do this is?

    For example, I own Directory.co.uk, but when I tried to register Directory.uk with 123-reg, it says it will try and pre-order it for me - gah!

    Got to love 123-reg!

    (and yes, I was logged in, so you'd assume they could see that I have rights to the .uk!)

    Anyone else had success with 123-reg in this regard?

    Thanks, Phil
     
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  3. dropped.uk United Kingdom

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    A word of warning on that - I caught a domain for a client a few weeks ago. He transferred it to one of the companies who are part of the same group as 123-reg.

    It then got transferred internally to the 123-reg TAG, they performed a registrant transfer to the person who backordered it, and then they claim they caught the domain within their network of TAGs. It took a while to eventually get the name back, but they were 100% in the belief they caught the domain.

    If they register this for you, just hope it appears in your account and doesn't go to the person who backordered it!
     
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  4. Murray

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    How many domains? I think there's a promotion still on atm where registrars can do it for free, are 123 offering it for free?

    I would probably just ask someone from here you trust to register them for you and release them to your usual registrar

    I would do it for you if you want, assuming the free promotion is still on and you can't find anyone else
     
  5. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Thanks Murray,

    I contacted 123-Reg this eve and hopefully they will sort it.

    If not, I'll be in touch. Thanks!