world-news

Opportunists snap up websites with royal baby names

London, July 28 : Cyber squatters - or opportunistic buyers on internet who use a domain name with bad intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark - have already registered domain names referring to the new royal baby, Prince George Alexander Louis.


Within moments of the royal baby's name being announced, domains such as "GeorgeAlexanderLouis.com" and "princegeorgecambridge.co.uk" were taken, BBC reported.

Purchase of domain names mentioning the name "George" rose by 106.9 percent.

Buyers snapped up royal baby-related names well before the prince was born. A website "royalfoetus.com" was bought in December last year.

Matt James, buyer of a royal baby-related domain "hrhprincegeorgecambridge.co.uk", has put it up for sale at 10,000 pounds.

"I was glued to the TV, excited about the birth and thought a baby prince domain name had potential," James told BBC.

Web-hosting company Names.co.uk has noted over 400 individual domains that contained one or more of the words Royal, Baby, HRH, Prince, George, Alexander and Louis.

BBC said that ICANN -- the organisation responsible for overseeing the domain name system -- will roll out custom-made domains, paving the way for suffixes like .google and .apple. The BBC has applied to have .bbc.

The report said .prince was still available as a suffix, but .george has been requested by Wal-Mart, reportedly in relation to a clothing brand.

--IANS (Posted on 28-07-2013)

world-news headlines

Snowden takes up post of Glasgow University rector

South Korean ferry mishap: Death toll crosses 150

BBC's Top Gear apologises for racist remark

Klopp, Guardiola not interested in Manchester United job

Obama arrives in Japan on four-nation Asian trip

China developing Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown

Bangladesh building victims need help: rights group

Barcelona transfer ban on hold

Kim Jong-un sending three experts to France to learn art of making his favourite cheese

Soon, 'teardrop' shaped pedal-bike that will let you zip at 90mph!

Reddit bans usage of controversial words

Single currency notes infested with over 3,000 types of bacteria

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top