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Subject: RE: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #284
From: Bunder, Leslie
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 19:54:03 +0100

According to Nominet, since the price drop of 5 fee to cover two names
registation, they registered 250,000 names in September.

Alas, there will be speculators coming on board to snap up these brand names
and then try to sell them.

You can look up those .uk names via www.nic.uk and for the .com via
www.netsol.com

thankfully of course i have bunder.com as well as bunder.co.uk and
bunder.net and bunder.org!!!!

Leslie
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> From: Wilson, Jonathan[SMTP:Jonathan [dot] Wilsonatwaterstones [dot] co [dot] uk]
> Sent: 13 October 1999 11:35
> To: "'uk-netmarketingatmail [dot] chinwag [dot] com'"@mail.chinwag.com
> Subject: UKNM: RE: UKNM Digest V1 #284
>
> Hi
>
> HMV and Waterstone's have been approached by a company called Business
> Serve, (PostCode LA1 1NN) who have detailed attempts by a 'hotmail user'
> to
> register twenty or so possible URLs with our business names in them -
> HMV-records.co.uk; Waterstonesdirect.com. They called me in response to
> having received all these name requests, and wondered if we would like to
> register them before the member of the public did. I have a couple of
> problems with this: One - if you want to register CocaCola and you can,
> why would anyone want to offer it to Coca-Cola for the same fee? Two: as a
> name buyer I'd go potty if a name I had registered an interest in was offered
> to someone else. Three: could this possibly be a scam to get me to panic and
> register a few names making the service agency several hundred quid? ;-)
>
> If any of you have had the same call about a James Hart, who has invested
> in 30 names (to my knowledge) to date, perhaps you might want to be
> suspicious - this bloke is clearly a very wealthy man buying hundreds of speculative
> names...
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Jonathan Wilson
> Internet Business Manager
> Waterstones.co.uk


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