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Cybersquatting cases down in .uk

Kevin Murphy, June 23, 2017, 11:50:11 (UTC), Domain Policy

The number of cybersquatting complaints filed against .uk domains fell in 2016, according to data out this week from Nominet.
The .uk registry said that there were 703 complaints filed with its Dispute Resolution Service in the year, down from 728 in 2015.
However, the number of individual domains complained about appears to have increased, from 745 to 785. That’s partly due to registrants owning both and .uk versions of the same name.
The number of cases that resulted in domains being transferred was 53%, the same as 2015, Nominet said.
The large majority of cases were filed by UK-based entities against UK-based registrants, the stats show.

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