Google Awarded Rights To Froogle UK Domain

    April 22, 2004

Google has secured the rights to Froogle’s UK domain name. had been cyber-squatted by LWD Internet, an e-commerce solutions provider. The company registered the domain when Google launched, Google’s shopping search engine.

According to, when Google tried to register, it was informed of LWD’s ownership. Google contacted LWD twice and received no response. Instead, a 3rd party offered to sell the domain back to Google, and claimed that LWD offered him the domain at 10000 pounds.

Google claimed that LWD’s ownership of Froogle’s domain was “abusive registration”. Nominet, UK’s registry for .uk names agreed and awarded the rights of to Google.

Thanks to SEJ for the heads up.

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