Myspace loses

Myspace LogoSocial networking behamoth MySpace has had its domain seized by an appeals panel, and the ownership passed back to an ISP based in Stockport.

Total Web Solutions registered the domain 11 years ago and 2 years before MySpace launched, but Nominet ruled in February that it had to be handed over to MySpace which I for one found unfair.

“We refused to be bullied by one of the largest media organisations in the world,” says the Total Web Solutions’ MD Paul Fallon.

“This has been a very stressful case for a legitimate medium sized ISP to have to take on – but we had to defend our reputation and to stand up for what was right.”

Rightly not satisfied with the process, Total Web Solutions and its legal representatives are now questioning whether the Domain Resolution Service should be operated from within Nominet.