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There is a .co.uk name that I want (I've had the .com version for nearly 7 years now).

I would even be prepared to pay a small amount for it, but on http://whois.domaintools.com/ only a business name is shown (DOTCOMBIZ-AU) and an Australian address. There is no email address or telephone number.

It is also interesting to note that "Registrant type: Non-UK Individual". I was under the impression that for a .co.uk you had to be UK based (which I and my business - if you could call it that - are).

Also note that nothing is hosted on the domain, browsers simply return a page not found.


Is there anything I can do to try and obtain this domain? Or is there at least any way to contact the owner?



Thank you for your help.

Jonathan

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Your first step would be to contact the current registrant. If you feel that they have breached Nominet's terms for use of a UK domain, then you can use the dispute resolution service to settle issues over ownership of the domain. The Nominet site is uite good, and even explains rights over domains too

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I think this is classed as domain parking. This would be against Nominet's terms of service. –  mickburkejnr Dec 15 '10 at 21:56
    
in that case call the Nominet and say "hey, what the hell?" –  dkuntz2 Dec 16 '10 at 6:39
    
Thank you for the advice, and for providing a link to correct website :) –  Jon Dec 22 '10 at 10:40
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Contact the DOTCOMBIZ-AU guys (look them up, and attempt to get to them), than make your offer?

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I have attempted to find out their details, but the only contact details I have been able to work out is the Australian address they supplied on Whois. I think I may have a name for them, but it is impossible to tell. –  Jon Dec 22 '10 at 10:39
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