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Selling a .uk to the owner of the .co.uk

Discussion in 'Selling Domain Names' started by domainsjmd, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. domainsjmd United Kingdom

    domainsjmd Member

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    What is the general stance on selling the .uk domain name to the current owner of the .co.uk domain name?

    Is it frowned upon to sell a .uk to somebody who registered the .co.uk domain name in 2015 and didn't register the .uk domain at the same time? The domain is just two generic keywords and not a trademark and in itself is quite a nice name to have.

    I don't have a problem contacting the owner of a .com if am in possession of the corresponding .co.uk - but this seems like a bit more of a grey area to me. Or is it fair game?
     
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  3. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

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    In theory, and in Nominets view, there is no different between .co.uk > org.uk or .me.uk > .uk or even .co.uk > .uk, so in theory it should be fair game.

    Personally I think the lay of he land will be clearer in about 20 or so month, so safer to play the waiting game.
     
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    Fair game as far as I can tell, provided TM isn't being infringed. As per Skinner's comment; probably better to wait until after 10th June 2019 when the the penny drops for many.