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Breaking: CentralNic regains control of gb.com

Kevin Murphy, August 2, 2011, 14:59:57 (UTC), Domain Registries

CentralNic has taken back control of gb.com, which was seized without warning by the company’s founder at the weekend.

The domain gb.com now resolves to CentralNic’s site, and the company has posted the following message:

The CentralNic service for domains ending in .gb.com has been fully restored. We apologize for any inconvenience – the interruption was effected without any warning by a third party, and was therefore out of our control.

The pseudo-TLD service, which serves primarily UK small businesses that couldn’t get the .co.uk they wanted, went down on Saturday, leaving registrants confused and angry.

I’ve reached out to CentralNic for comment and will update when I have more information.

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Comments (1)

  1. Paul says:

    “the interruption was effected without any warning by a third party, and was therefore out of our control.”

    Please – they’ve been fighting over the name for a while and CentralNIC has been selling the names without a disclaimer……but this is what you get when you buy a sub-domain and try to operate a live site off it…..

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