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Nominet Tackles Cybercrime with 29,000 .UK Domain Suspensions

Nominet suspended 29,000 .uk domains over the past year, aiming to clean up Britain’s domain name space. The .uk registry reportedly took down 28,937 domains as a result of criminal activity between the months of November 2018 and October 2019. This represents just 0.22% of the 13 million .uk domains that are currently registered. The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit was responsible for the vast majority of takedowns as they deal with matters relating to IP infringements. Detective constable Weizmann Jacobs of the London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit warned internet users of the dangers of phishing sites and counterfeit goods in light of the upcoming holidays.

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