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  1. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

    bedazzledaz Active Member

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    Ah actually, sorry yes I would've requested the tag change at 1&1 when I moved the .co.uk to TSO
     
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    So:

    bookcases.uk - registered by You - 10-Jun-2014
    bookcases.uk - registered by Current Registrant -18-Oct-2014

    I make that 131 days between the two according to this link.

    What we don't currently know is on what date bookcases.uk was deleted. What is interesting is the Current Registrant noticed bookcases.uk was available to register on 18-Oct-2014 and decided to register it. Putting aside, for a moment, whether bookcases.uk should have been available to register, I presume that the Current Registrant may have been running lists of keywords ending in .uk through the DAC looking for an N and not a T. Who else has thought to do this, for whatever reasons? :)
     
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    Way to spoil the party for those of us already here. :p
     
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    If bookcases.uk Current Registered already knows this, who else also does? If there is anything in this, and bookcases.uk doesn't get returned, I give this until tomorrow until the Genie is well and truly out of the bottle.
     
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    I think I've worked out what's going on and it looks like some smoke to cover up something else that's happened if that makes sense?
     
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    Why not actually say what you think that might be, rather than just suggest something vague, if that makes sense!


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  8. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

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    Yeah, you ask.... :)


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    bedazzledaz have you telephoned Nominet yet?
     
  11. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

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    Yes, I called them earlier and they just got back to me, they said it's not obvious what's happened so they now have a developer looking into it, I just have to wait now until they get back to me.
     
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    Our domains manager (Dan) is currently working with Nominet to track down exactly what happened here and what's gone wrong. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of it but it seems definitely like there's a loophole of some kind in Nominet's system to allow this.
     
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    I've spoken with Nominet, who apparently do not have an update yet.

    I've looked into this, it does appear that it was submitted on 10th June and then was rejected due to failure to verify.

    It does seem like there's a problem on Nominet's side here so hopefully we can get this worked out with Nominet, I'll check in with them again tomorrow, but do feel free to reply back to your ticket with us if you have any updates or queries.

    Once we know what happened exactly, we'll do everything we can do ensure it's resolved quickly.

    Dan
     
  14. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

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    Thanks Dan, appreciate it.
     
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    BTW, I don't think this was mentioned in the thread (I read most of it) but you get the verification email whether it is a fresh .uk reg (without having .uk rights) or if you own the .co.uk and do have rights
     
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    For reference, this matter is being resolved by Nominet - was a bug which made it available when it shouldn't have been.

    Are you sure on that one? I can't see why Nominet would send you an email if you don't have rights.
     
  17. denchomsky United Kingdom

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    It was actually the company where the name was ordered that sent a confirmation email 'on behalf of Nominet' asking me to enter registrant details that are identical to the ones used to register the .co.uk.

    The thing is, I don't own the .co.uk, no one does, it is free to register?:confused:
     
  18. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

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    I now have the domain back.
     
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    Did a WHOIS and see you certainly do. Did Nominet give you further explanation and did you get asked to sign anything? :)

    Caz: what was it you were talking about in your last post within this thead, exactly? Sh*te perhaps? :)

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    That's good, I see they reverted the dates on the registration back too.

    Did they say what the fault was?
     
  21. bedazzledaz United Kingdom

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    Bit complicated, I originally tried to register it through Nominet on my own TAG, deleted that (within hours) and then registered it through TSO, but because the verification email from the Nominet application wasn't completed, that application was rejected and incorrectly made it available to reg.
     
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