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NAMES


Ofcom


Ofcom - Ofcom.org.uk - Office of Communications (telephone, broadcasting, radio and communications regulator of the UK).

Ofcom.com - Swedish computer company. Pre-existed UK office of radio being called "Ofcom"

Ofcom - Ofcom.gov.uk - same as Ofcom.org.uk

Ofcom - Ofcom.co.uk - nothing to do with any Ofcom at all - just someone being clever in bagging the domain name!

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The problem here is that the British authority could have listened to people who were advising them! They could have thought up a completely new name when they founded the organisation, but instead they have now got both a cybersquatting problem AND a pre-existing situation.

Any philosophical points about this, or any info of the type "Well I know someone else who's called OFCOM", please e-mail

Also see: The "KENCO" problem