Google Wins Rights to Froogle UK Domain –

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Google has won ownership of the domain name, which was registered in the UK by a web hosting company – LWD Internet. Google alleged that LWD Internet, an e-commerce solutions provider ( registered the domain name one day after Google launched it’s website.

When Google tried to register the domain name on December 13th, 2002, it realized that the domain name was already registered. According to published report, Google sent an email to LWD Internet immediately regarding the registration, and then a chaser email on December 31st 2002. No replies were made to Google.

Google insists the domain registration was an “abusive registration”. Ultimately, Keith Gymer, an expert for Nominet, agreed with Google and concluded the domain name should be transferred to Google.

The domain’s WHOIS info now reads Google’s information.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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