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Choosing a domain name

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Having decided on your preferred UK domain name, you’ll need to check whether it is available or whether it has been registered already by someone else.

This is done by using the WHOIS service - an online search facility that provides details of domain name registrations. Many registrars also provide a WHOIS service directly on their websites.

Avoiding disputes

The Terms and Conditions of domain name registration require you to declare that your registration does not infringe the rights of others, (such as their trademark rights for example). If a third party thinks that your domain registration takes unfair advantage of their rights they can take the dispute to our Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) or to the English courts.


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