Earlier today I accidently stumbled on something... Now it's not really mobile phone based but I thought it worth bringing up somewhere since there appears to be nothing on Google that covers this at all.
Most people in the UK who have tried to access Facebook.com will have at some point accidently typed Facebook.co.uk to find there's nothing there. Sensing a gaping hole in the web-domination of such a large site I thought I'd check just who owns the domain and discovered something rather interesting.
The present registrant of Facebook.co.uk is listed as ConnectU. It only took a second to realise where I'd heard that name before. The company who have been in legal battles with Facebook for intellectual rights!
Now Facebook was launched in February 2004 and ConnectU in May 2004, but facebook.co.uk is listed as registered by ConnectU in December 2004, long after they would have known of the Facebook name. So what's going on? How has it been ignored through all the legal proceedings
and as yet escaped the attention of blogs and Google?
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