Monday, 30 November 2009

UKIP HOW RUDE! Thats not your website

It appears that UKIP or someone has registered the as the UKIP Website.

Type this into your browser and see what result you get. If you use you will have the official Liberal Democrat web site. Take the 's' out and your be transported to UKIP. Interesting?

How rude!


  1. That URL has long been owned by a non-Lib Dem. It's pointed at varying places over time, so I strongly suspect this is nowt to do with UKIP.

  2. To be precise, it's owned by one "Mr John Pepin", since 2002.

    It would be straightforward for the Lib Dems to reclaim the name, via nominet's dispute process.

  3. Andrew, my understanding is that political parties do not have rights in respect of their names comparable to those held by companies or trademark holders. It probably wouldn't be as straightforward as you expect.

  4. Thanks for your replys guys. I have used your useful comments in the post above

  5. Meanwhile, most variations on liberaldemocrats.* are owned by cybersquatter companies, I see. Though someone has pointed to our official Federal site, and Tim Prater has

    (See if you want to check for yourself.)

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