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Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 5th November 2014.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on Nominet's policy of first offering the new .uk domain names to the holder of the equivalent .co.uk domain.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The Government responded to the Nominet consultation regarding .uk domain names and supported stronger protection for holders of .co.uk domain names in order to protect existing brands and avoid consumer confusion. Officials subsequently met with officials from Nominet to discuss Nominet's revised approach following consultation responses from all stakeholders.

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