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have been ripped off.

I've been developing and investing heavily in my business northeastprint.com but a rivals bought and is using northeastprint.co.uk , anything I can do ??

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Sadly, not really
You can post a dispute with Nominet, but they need to see proof of loss of trading income, passing off, material copyright breach, etc

One of the golden rules when buying Domain Names for your business, buy all the main TLDs :
.com
.net
.co.uk
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In regards to getting the domain? no sadly there is not, hence why whenever you are looking at buying a domain name as a company, you should buy the .com and .co.uk domain extension.

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Must have clicked submit at exactly the same time lol.
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northeastprint.com
Based in Ellon
Registered 26 June 2008

northeastprint.co.uk
Based in Aberdeen
Registered 27 August 2008

Given the registered dates, northeastprint.com would more than likely win a copyright case, so I'd stay quiet!
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northeastprint.com
Based in Ellon
Registered 26 June 2008

northeastprint.co.uk
Based in Aberdeen
Registered 27 August 2008

Given the registered dates, northeastprint.com would more than likely win a copyright case, so I'd stay quiet!
northeastprint.com is Kyle's (the OP's) website!
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Thanks everybody for your replies.

I'm speaking to the guy who bought it at the moment. Hopefully we can resolve it.

Wish me luck!

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I'm speaking to the guy who bought it at the moment. Hopefully we can resolve it.
Wish me luck!
Probably along the lines of "Give me 500 and it's yours"
Might be worth seeing what other Domain Names they've registered

Given they are Limited Company, registered at Golden Square it would be interesting to know where their actual business premises are
I've tried to visit their website, but comes back nothing found!
If it is indeed a dead website, then just monitor it and see what happens
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Are you really from ellon? My little home village. Just got back today.
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I would also buy northeastprinter and printers and just bounce them to your main site
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Im an Elloner haha. I've bought a big range of domains print related. Does anyone know if you can have one website, with multiple domains and the content changes as per domain? I.e the site regonises the domain in the browser and shows the name of the site in the content dynamically.

if that makes sense.

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I see you are down by morrisons. I am over the bypass roundabout.

i think making loads of copies of the same site is not great for google but dont quote me.
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Originally posted by northeastprint Im an Elloner haha. I've bought a big range of domains print related. Does anyone know if you can have one website, with multiple domains and the content changes as per domain? I.e the site regonises the domain in the browser and shows the name of the site in the content dynamically.
Yes, you can have one website with up to 255 Domain Names all pointing to that one Domain Name / website, although you can have more through careful control, but 255 is usually more than enough for most people!

You can also have separate websites for each Domain Name and then one central website, albeit that's usually slightly more expensive

I know self-advertising isn't permitted here, but add .com to my user name and look at my prices
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Update

For the record I'm speaking to stuart at the moment, and it seems it wasn't stuart that set the site up on the domain. it was one of his staff, and stuart didnt know about it.

So we're in discussions of how we can resolve the issue. Could result in a business deal!

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If it's the Stuart I'm thinking it is, he's a good egg so it should be resolved amicably.

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neither of you have TM after the name to imply that you are using the name as a Trademark and they were only registered a month apart.

i would suggest that you'll just have to buy it off him somehow as people were free to register it as you did not take up the option to buy it for 5 or whatever at the start. If you had proof that you had been using the name as a trademark for an extended period before they bought it then it may be a bit different.

i don't really think there's any way that you could force him to hand it over, like most of the cases of domains being forced to be handed over take months and mostly centre around domain horders who are just holding onto the domain and holding the original owner to ransom, maybe just having adverts on their website.
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