Domain name registry warning

Posted 18th April 2002

A German Company based in the UK is sending misleading letters to domain name holders, invoicing them for 225.60 to remain on "The Central Web Page Register"

The letters give the impression that it is the domain name that will expire if the invoice is not paid, however this is not the case. All you will lose is your listing on the companies grandly named "Central Web Page Register", a listing most recipients of the invoice have been unaware they had.

The Company details are:
Central Web Pages Register Ltd,
788-790 Finchley Park Road,
London.
NW11 7JT
Tel: 020 8290 1151
http://www.c-w-p.co.uk (Website now removed (Oct 2002))


If you believe your domain name may be close to expiry check first with your hosting company or by typing your domain name in on the nominet website.
http://www.nic.uk/

What should you do if you are contacted?

DO NOT pay any money until you are sure that it is for domain renewal. Remember that the actual cost of holding your domain name is a fraction of the 225.60 this company is asking.

If you receive a communication from this or any similar company it is recommended that you send copies to the following addresses.

The Advertising Standards Authority
http://www.asa.org.uk/
Advertising Standards Authority,
2 Torrington Place,
London.
WC1E 7HW
Telephone: 020 7580 5555
Fax: 020 7631 3051
Email: inquiries@asa.org.uk

Nominet UK
http://www.nic.uk/
Nominet UK,
Sandford Gate,
Sandy Lane West,
Oxford.
OX4 6LB
Phone: 01865 332211
Email: Email: nominet@nominet.org.uk

Your local trading standards.
(you can get the address from the central TS website)
http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/



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